Definition of card verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    card

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//kɑːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kɑːrd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they card
    BrE BrE//kɑːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kɑːrd//
     
    he / she / it cards
    BrE BrE//kɑːdz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kɑːrdz//
     
    past simple carded
    BrE BrE//ˈkɑːdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrdɪd//
     
    past participle carded
    BrE BrE//ˈkɑːdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrdɪd//
     
    -ing form carding
    BrE BrE//ˈkɑːdɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrdɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1card something (specialist) to clean wool using a wire instrument
  2. 2card somebody (North American English, informal) to ask a person to show their identity card as a means of checking how old they are, for example if they want to buy alcohol
  3. Word Originverb sense 2 late Middle English (originally in sense 8 of the noun): from Old French carte, from Latin carta, charta, from Greek khartēs ‘papyrus leaf’. verb sense 1 late Middle English: from Old French carde, from Provençal carda, from cardar ‘tease, comb’, based on Latin carere ‘to card’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: card