• Auger-Bit-File.  Single-Cut Blunt, Flat, Bastard File.  Three-Square Single-Cut File.  Open Cut, taper, Half-Round File.  Double-Cut File.  Cabinet Wood-Rasp.  File-Card
    Auger-Bit-File. Single-Cut Blunt, Flat, Bastard File. Three-Square Single-Cut File. Open Cut, taper, Half-Round File. Double-Cut File. Cabinet Wood-Rasp. File-Card
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v card ask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor "I was carded when I tried to buy a beer!"
    • v card separate the fibers of "tease wool"
    • n card one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes "he collected cards and traded them with the other boys"
    • n card a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities
    • n card a card certifying the identity of the bearer "he had to show his card to get in"
    • n card (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat "the managers presented their cards to the umpire at home plate"
    • n card a list of dishes available at a restaurant "the menu was in French"
    • n card (golf) a record of scores (as in golf) "you have to turn in your card to get a handicap"
    • n card a rectangular piece of stiff paper used to send messages (may have printed greetings or pictures) "they sent us a card from Miami"
    • n card a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited
    • n card a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement "a poster advertised the coming attractions"
    • n card a witty amusing person who makes jokes
    • n card thin cardboard, usually rectangular
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

Detail of the Card Table Detail of the Card Table
Card Table Ready for Use Card Table Ready for Use
Account cards Account cards

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are two credit cards for every person in the United States
    • Card A paper on which the points of the compass are marked; the dial or face of the mariner's compass. "All the quartere that they know
      I' the shipman's card ."
    • Card (Weaving) A perforated pasteboard or sheet-metal plate for warp threads, making part of the Jacquard apparatus of a loom. See Jacquard.
    • Card A piece of pasteboard, or thick paper, blank or prepared for various uses; as, a playing card; a visiting card; a card of invitation; pl. a game played with cards. "Our first cards were to Carabas House."
    • Card A published note, containing a brief statement, explanation, request, expression of thanks, or the like; as, to put a card in the newspapers. Also, a printed programme, and (fig.), an attraction or inducement; as, this will be a good card for the last day of the fair.
    • Card A roll or sliver of fiber (as of wool) delivered from a carding machine.
    • Card An indicator card. See under Indicator.
    • Card An instrument for disentangling and arranging the fibers of cotton, wool, flax, etc.; or for cleaning and smoothing the hair of animals; -- usually consisting of bent wire teeth set closely in rows in a thick piece of leather fastened to a back.
    • Card To clean or clear, as if by using a card. "This book [must] be carded and purged."
    • Card To comb with a card; to cleanse or disentangle by carding; as, to card wool; to card a horse. "These card the short comb the longer flakes."
    • Card To mix or mingle, as with an inferior or weaker article. "You card your beer, if you guests being to be drunk. -- half small, half strong."
    • v. i Card To play at cards; to game.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The idea of Christmas cards was invented by Englishman Henry Cole in 1843
    • n card A paper; a writing; a chart; a map.
    • n card A piece of thick paper or pasteboard prepared for various purposes. Specifically— A piece of cardboard on which are various figures, spots, names, etc., used in playing games; especially, one of a set of 52 such pieces of cardboard (distinctively called playing-cards) arranged in 4 suits of 13, each suit consisting of 10 pieces on which are printed colored spots varying in number from 1 to 10, different in form in the different suits, and called spades, clubs, diamonds, and hearts, according to their shape, and 3 face-cards, called the king, queen, and knave or jack. The color of the spades and clubs is black; that of the diamonds and hearts, red. An additional card, the joker, is sometimes used in euchre. See euchre, whist, etc.
    • n card A piece of cardboard on which is written or printed the name, or the name, address, etc., of the person presenting it, as in making a social visit, announcing the nature and place of one's business, etc. Cards intended for the former use are called visiting-cards. and for the latter business cards.
    • n card A paper on which the points of the compass are marked: used with a movable magnetic needle to form a compass. See compass and compass-card.
    • n card A piece of pasteboard or heavy note-paper on which is written or printed an invitation to a public or private entertainment, especially an invitation to or announcement of a wedding.
    • n card A short advertisement of one's business, or a personal statement of any kind, in a newspaper or other periodical.
    • n card Anything resembling a card in shape or use: as, a card of matches; “cards of yellow gingerbread,”
    • n card A frame filled with honeycomb; a sheet of honeycomb.
    • n card A perforated sheet of cardboard or metal, used in a Jacquard loom as a guide for the threads in weaving a pattern.
    • n card An eccentric person, or any one who has some notable peculiarity; a character.
    • card To play at cards.
    • n card A brush with wire teeth, used in disentangling fibers of wool, flax, or cotton, and laying them parallel to one another preparatory to spinning. In hand-cards the wires are short and are passed slantingly through leather, which is then nailed upon a board. Two of these brushes are used, one in each hand, and in use are drawn past each other, the fibers being between them. In the carding-machine, which has superseded hand-carding, the cards are formed by hard-drawn wire staples, each furnishing two teeth, drawn through leather and bent at a certain angle. The material thus prepared is called card-clothing. See carding-machine.
    • n card A carding-machine.
    • n card A currycomb made from a piece of card-clothing.
    • card To comb or open, as wool, flax, hemp, etc., with a card, for the purpose of disentangling the fibers, cleansing from extraneous matter, separating the coarser parts, and making fine and soft for spinning.
    • card To mingle; mix; weaken or debase by mixing.
    • n card An abbreviation of cardinal.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most popular recipient of Valentine cards are school teachers
    • n Card kärd a piece of pasteboard marked with figures for playing a game, or with a person's address upon it: a note
    • n Card kärd an instrument for combing wool or flax
    • v.t Card to comb wool, &c
    • ***


  • Samuel Johnson
    “I am sorry I have not learnt to play at cards. It is very useful in life: it generates kindness, and consolidates society.”
  • Charles Lamb
    “Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another's money. Idiots!”
  • Jack London
    Jack London
    “Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.”
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    “Money is a poor man's credit card.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “It's the niceties that make the difference fate gives us the hand, and we play the cards.”


Card up your sleeve - If you have a card up your sleeve, you have a surprise plan or idea that you are keeping back until the time is right.
Drawing card - (USA) A famous person who attracts people to attend an event is a drawing card.
House of cards - Something that is poorly thought out and can easily collapse or fail is a house of cards.
In the cards - If something is in the cards, it is bound to occur, it is going to happen, or it is inevitable.
Mark someone's card - If you mark someone's card, you correct them in a forceful and prompt manner when they say something wrong.
On the cards - (UK) If something is in the cards, it is almost certain to happen.
Put your cards on the table - If you put your cards on the table, you make your thoughts or ideas perfectly clear.
Trump card - A trump card is a resource or strategy that is held back for use at a crucial time when it will beat rivals or opponents.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. carde, teasel, the head of a thistle, card, from L. carduus, cardus, thistle, fr. carere, to card


In literature:

Also, exactly in the same manner, a lap is formed ready for the immediately succeeding process of carding.
"The Story of the Cotton Plant" by Frederick Wilkinson
But, although he had learned to dread the consequences of showing that cursed card, he was little prepared for what followed.
"Masterpieces of Mystery" by Various
When a rental is put on a card, the card shown in Fig.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
He simply took the card, bowed his thanks, and left the house to go and seek the home of Mrs. Grey.
"Victor's Triumph" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
The stakes were extravagant, but her cards were poor.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
Playing cards, checkers, dice and many other games were in progress.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
The cards had run against him for three years, now they were falling in his favor.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
I looked at the count's card.
"A Diplomatic Adventure" by S. Weir Mitchell
And he began slowly dealing the cards about the table in the reverse direction, pausing until each man had shown his card.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I come down here and sell picture post-cards of myself to the ladies.
"Seven Keys to Baldpate" by Earl Derr Biggers

In poetry:

there was a clatter
like shuffled cards--
Now who can tell whose
pottery shards?
"Legerdemain: Kitsil" by Norman MacLeod
Tyrant of the tenement,
Take thy card and flee!
Not a nickel, not a cent
Dost thou get from me.
"Christmas Cards" by Franklin Pierce Adams
She print' an' sent a postul-card
To Uncle Sidney, telling
How glad he'll be to hear that she
"Toock the onners in Speling."
"A Session With Uncle Sidney" by James Whitcomb Riley
I came a stranger to your land,
A wanderer from a foreign shore,
With neither card nor scrip in hand
Your recognition to secure;
"Valedictory On Leaving San Francisco, California." by James Madison Bell
The strength is carded from my bones,
The swiftness drained from me,
And all the living thoughts I had
Are like far ships at sea!
"Garadh" by Padraic Colum
How comes it, Flora, that, whenever we
Play cards together, you invariably,
However the pack parts,
Still hold the Queen of Hearts?
"The Queen Of Hearts" by Christina Georgina Rossetti

In news:

Credit-card companies try to dazzle consumers into applying for a credit card with offers of 0% APR, or annual percentage rate.
According to creditcards .com, a site that rates credit card s, Discover (DFS) card is the No.
If you have a credit card then you are in for some changes as the government Monday implemented new regulations on credit card companies and how they charge consumers.
But is it also making your credit card s more vulnerable to fraud 13 Investigates shows how credit card information can be stolen from your wallet while it's still inside your pocket.
The problem with traditional rewards credit card s, according to Jeff Mullen, chief executive of payment startup Dynamics, is that consumers are locked into one type of reward for the entire length of the card — typically seven years.
With the economy in a downward spiral, more and more people are taking advantage of credit card offers to make ends meet, but are the credit card companies actually taking advantage of their customers.
MTA president Jay Walder said Wednesday he looks forward to a new tap-and-go card to replace the MetroCard, calling the current fare-payment card " dated .".
Jai West asks her regular customers at Casa Blanca Café to pay with cash, even checks, so that she doesn't have to pay the credit card and debit card fees.
Authorities said two men purchased more than $400 of gift cards and other merchandise at three Eldersburg businesses using the debit card.
After 2013 debut, 'Ventra' card to replace CTA's Chicago Card farecards in 2014.
Walmart will offer holders of its gift cards, credit cards and prepaid debit cards a discount on gasoline of up to 15 cents a gallon until Dec 24 , 2012.
The Action cards are separated into two decks : cards costing 2 or 3 in one deck , and the rest in the other.
As a kid, after trick-or-treating my girlfriend and I would sit down with our loot and a deck of cards and play 7 Card Stud for the good stuff.
"McCain not only played the torture card, he licked the back of that card and stuck it on Cheney's forehead so that you can see him play it.".
If your credit card is in your wallet and your wallet is deep in your purse or pocket then it would be impossible for someone at that moment to steal your credit card number, right.

In science:

Imagine n decks of cards, labeled 1 through n, in sequential order, each with its m cards in sequential order.
Random walks on wreath products of groups
Imagine n decks of cards, labeled 1 through n, in sequential order, each with its m cards in sequential order.
Random walks on wreath products of groups
The DAQ system was based on a PCI card designed at Fermilab (PCI Test Adapter Card) plugged in a PCIbus extender and controlled by a laptop PC.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
We can therefore define, for each vertex v ∈ V, its inwards degree d+ v = card{a ∈ A : r(a) = v} and its outwards degree d−v = card{a ∈ A : s(a) = v}.
Random walks on randomly oriented lattices
In a general case, the cardinality of the set B A is denoted either by card(A)card(B ) or by κτ , if card(A) = κ ; card(B ) = τ .
Classification of Banach Spaces --its Topological and Cardinality Properties