card

1
[ kahrd ]
/ kɑrd /

noun

verb (used with object)

Idioms

Origin of card

1
1350–1400; Middle English carde, unexplained variant of carte
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British Dictionary definitions for put one's cards on the table (1 of 2)

card

1
/ (kɑːd) /

noun

See also cards

Word Origin for card

C15: from Old French carte, from Latin charta leaf of papyrus, from Greek khartēs, probably of Egyptian origin

British Dictionary definitions for put one's cards on the table (2 of 2)

card

2
/ (kɑːd) /

verb

(tr) to comb out and clean fibres of wool or cotton before spinning

noun

(formerly) a machine or comblike tool for carding fabrics or for raising the nap on cloth

Derived Forms

carding, nouncarder, noun

Word Origin for card

C15: from Old French carde card, teasel, from Latin carduus thistle
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Idioms and Phrases with put one's cards on the table (1 of 2)

put one's cards on the table


see lay one's cards on the table.

Idioms and Phrases with put one's cards on the table (2 of 2)

card


In addition to the idioms beginning with card

  • card in
  • cards are stacked against
  • card up one's sleeve

also see:

  • hold all the aces (the trump card)
  • house of cards
  • in the cards
  • lay one's cards on the table
  • play one's cards close to one's chest

play one's cards righttrump cardwild card.

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