part of speech: noun

definition 1: a small piece of cardboard, plastic, or thick paper printed with information about a person. A card is used to identify the person whose name is on it.

synonyms: identification

definition 2: one of a pack of small pieces of thick paper used for playing games like old maid or poker. These cards have numbers and designs printed on them.

synonyms: playing card

definition 3: (plural) any of the games played with such a pack.

  • Let’s play cards.

definition 4: a small, thick piece of paper used for messages, such as a greeting card, or postcard.

  • He sent us a card from Florida.

phrase: play one’s cards