Some playing cards




  • To check IDs, especially against a minimum age requirement.
  • To play cards.
  • To make (a stated score), as recorded on a scoring card.
  • To use a carding device to disentangle the fibres of wool prior to spinning.
  • To scrape or tear someone’s flesh using a metal comb, as a form of torture.
  • To comb with a card; to cleanse or disentangle by carding.
  • To clean or clear, as if by using a card.
  • To mix or mingle, as with an inferior or weaker article.


Narrower meaning words


  • From Middle English carde ("playing card"), from Old French carte, from Latin charta, from Ancient Greek χάρτης ("paper, papyrus"). chart.
  • From Middle English carde, Old French carde, from Old Occitan carda, deverbal from cardar, from Late Latin *carito, from Latin carō ("to comb with a card"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- ("to cut").

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