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Definition of the noun cards

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  1. a game played with playing cards
    • examples: Place the deck of cards on the oaken table. | "I feel like playing cards." "So do I." | We killed time by playing cards. | Take any two cards you like. | Let me tell you your fortune with cards. | Please shuffle the cards carefully. | It is fun to play cards. | Playing cards is not in itself harmful. | Let's play cards. | Playing cards is fun.
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of cards: card game
    • more generic word: game = a contest with rules to determine a winner
    • more specific terms:
      • high-low-jack / all fours = card games in which points are won for taking the high or low or jack or game
      • chemin de fer / baccarat = a card game played in casinos in which two or more punters gamble against the banker
      • beggar-my-neighbour / beggar-my-neighbor / strip-Jack-naked = a card game for two players in which the object is to win all of the other player's cards
      • vingt-et-un / twenty-one / blackjack = a gambling game using cards
      • bridge = any of various card games based on whist for four players
      • cassino / casino = a card game in which cards face up on the table are taken with eligible cards in the hand
      • cribbage / crib = a card game (usually for two players) in which each player is dealt six cards and discards one or two
      • ecarte = a card game for 2 players
      • five hundred / euchre = a card game similar to ecarte
      • parliament / fantan / sevens = a card game in which you play your sevens and other cards in sequence in the same suit as the sevens
      • faro = a card game in which players bet against the dealer on the cards he will draw from a dealing box
      • Go Fish = a card game for two players who try to assemble books of cards by asking the opponent for particular cards
      • three-card monte / four-card monte / monte = a gambling card game of Spanish origin
      • Newmarket / Michigan / Chicago / boodle / stops = a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops
      • Napoleon / nap = a card game similar to whist
      • old maid = a card game using a pack of cards from which one queen has been removed
      • penuchle / pinochle / bezique / pinocle = a card game played with a pack of forty-eight cards
      • piquet = a card game for two players using a reduced pack of 32 cards
      • pisha paysha = a card game for two players one of whom is usually a child; the deck is place face down with one card face upward; players draw from the deck alternately hoping to build up or down from the open card
      • poker game / poker = any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand
      • trente-et-quarante / rouge et noir = a card game in which two rows of cards are dealt and players can bet on the color of the cards or on which row will have a count nearer some number
      • rummy / rum = a card game based on collecting sets and sequences
      • solitaire / patience = a card game played by one person
      • short whist / long whist / whist = a card game for four players who form two partnerships
    • parts:
      • discard = the act of throwing out a useless card or of failing to follow suit
      • shuffling / shuffle / make = the act of mixing cards haphazardly
      • cutting / cut = the division of a deck of cards before dealing
      • doubling / double = raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2
      • deal = the act of distributing playing cards
      • lead = the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge
      • renege / revoke = the mistake of not following suit when able to do so
      • call = a demand for a show of hands in a card game

Alternative definition of the noun cards


  1. card game


  1. Cards a.k.a. The University of Louisville is a public university in Louisville, Kentucky, a member of the Kentucky state university system. When founded in 1798, it was the first city-owned public university in the United States and one of the first universities chartered west of the Allegheny Mountains. The university is mandated by the Kentucky General Assembly to be a "Preeminent Metropolitan Research University". U of L enrolls students from 118 of 120 Kentucky counties, all 50 U.S. states, and 116 countries around the world.
  2. CARDS is an Aviation waypoint, Geocode.

There are other places with in their name, like Saint-Pardoux-les-Cards.


  1. Cards a.k.a. St. Louis Cardinals: Under the Arch that signifies the Gateway to the American West, the St. Louis Cardinals have provided a Gateway to baseball excellence. From Rickey to La Russa, Hornsby to Musial, McGwire to Pujols, the Cardinals have forged a legacy of winning unmatched in the National League... seventeen pennants, ten World Championships, nine Division Titles and thirty-seven Hall of Famers.
  2. Cards was a card creation application developed by Apple Inc. for iOS 5. Cards was released to the general public on October 12, 2011. The application was discontinued on September 10, 2013.
    • also known as Apple Cards
  3. Cards is a collection category, product category.
  4. Cards is a print ad.

Phrases with Cards

Phrases ending with the word Cards:

  1. In the Cards
  2. On the Cards
  3. deck of cards
  4. pack of cards
  5. house of cards
  6. Show One's Cards
  7. Do You Accept Credit Cards

Other phrases containing the word Cards:

  1. Play One's Cards Right
  2. Keep One's Cards Close to One's Chest

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cards

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Google previewRules for Filing Cards in the Dictionary Catalogues of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (1921)

by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Margaret Mann

Cards. Abbreviations. Arrange abbreviations as if spelled in full (except Mr and Mrs), and elisions as they are printed. Example A B C of shimming. American Iron and Steel Association. American Jewish Historical Society. American Library ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ageism (2005)

by Erdman Ballagh Palmore, Laurence G. Branch, Diana K. Harris

Complimenting people on maintaining youthfulness A more recent, informal examination of the content of more than 100 birthday cards with age-related messages revealed that many characterized ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of New Year's Holidays Worldwide (2014)

by William D. Crump

century, New Year's cards were printed on colored sheets of paper flanked with biblical scenes or other pleasing designs. In Western society, the influence of Christianity subsequently saw greetings for the New Year combined with those at ...

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Quotes about Cards

Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game. (Voltaire)
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Scrabble value of C3A1R1D2S1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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