Dictionary.com

cardboard

[ kahrd-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈkɑrdˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: cardboard / cardboards on Thesaurus.com

noun
a thin, stiff pasteboard, used for signs, boxes, etc.
adjective
resembling cardboard, especially in flimsiness: an apartment with cardboard walls.
not fully lifelike; shallow; two-dimensional: a play with cardboard characters.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of cardboard

First recorded in 1840–50; card1 + board
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cardboard in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for cardboard

cardboard
/ (ˈkɑːdˌbɔːd) /

noun
  1. a thin stiff board made from paper pulp and used esp for making cartons
  2. (as modifier)cardboard boxes
adjective
(prenominal) without substancea cardboard smile; a cardboard general
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK