how to pronounce card


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card is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of card in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… seated at a card table and shima tov had …”

meanings of card


  1. A business card.
  2. A comb- or brush-like device or tool to raise the nap on a fabric.
  3. A tabular presentation of the key statistics of an innings or match: batsmen's scores and how they were dismissed, extras, total score and bowling figures.
  4. A machine for disentangling the fibres of wool prior to spinning.
  5. A hand-held tool formed similarly to a hairbrush but with bristles of wire or other rigid material. It is used principally with raw cotton, wool, hair, or other natural fibers to prepare these materials for spinning into yarn or thread on a spinning wheel, with a whorl or other hand-held spindle. The card serves to untangle, clean, remove debris from, and lay the fibers straight.
  6. A perforated pasteboard or sheet-metal plate for warp threads, making part of the Jacquard apparatus of a loom.
  7. A resource or an argument, used to achieve a purpose.
  8. A published note, containing a brief statement, explanation, request, expression of thanks, etc.
  9. A paper on which the points of the compass are marked; the dial or face of the mariner's compass.
  10. Material with embedded short wire bristles.
  11. A removable electronic device that may be inserted into a powered electronic device to provide additional capability.
  12. Abbreviation of cardinal (“songbird").
  13. A playing card.
  14. A test card.
  15. A greeting card.
  16. Any game using playing cards; a card game.
  17. An attraction or inducement.
  18. An indicator card.
  19. Any flat, normally rectangular piece of stiff paper, plastic etc.
  20. A title card or intertitle: a piece of filmed, printed text edited into the midst of the photographed action at various points, generally to convey character dialogue or descriptive narrative material related to the plot.
  21. A map or chart.
  22. A printed programme.
  23. A roll or sliver of fibre (as of wool) delivered from a carding machine.
  24. An amusing or entertaining person, often slightly eccentric.
  25. A list of scheduled events or of performers or contestants.


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


  1. An occupational surname for a carder of wool.

card frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word card occurs in english on average 273.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics card can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that card can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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