(||Car`ci*no"ma) n. [L., fr. Gr. fr. crab, cancer. See -oma.] (Med.) A cancer. By some
medical writers, the term is applied to an indolent tumor. See Cancer. Dunglison.
(Car`ci*nom"a*tous) a. Of or pertaining to carcinoma.
(||Car`ci*no"sys) n. [NL., fr. Gr. cancer.] The affection of the system with cancer.
(Card) n. [F. carte, fr. L. charta paper, Gr. a leaf of paper. Cf. Chart.]
1. 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.
2. 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 an attraction or inducement; as,
this will be a good card for the last day of the fair.
3. 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.
4. (Weaving) A perforated pasteboard or sheet-metal plate for warp threads, making part of the Jacquard
apparatus of a loom. See Jacquard.
5. An indicator card. See under Indicator.
Business card, a card on which is printed an advertisement or business address. Card basket
(a) A basket to hold visiting cards left by callers. (b) A basket made of cardboard. Card catalogue.
See Catalogue. Card rack, a rack or frame for holding and displaying business or visiting card.
Card table, a table for use inplaying cards, esp. one having a leaf which folds over. On the cards,
likely to happen; foretold and expected but not yet brought to pass; a phrase of fortune tellers that has
come into common use; also, according to the programme. Playing card, cards used in playing
games; specifically, the cards cards used playing which and other games of chance, and having each
pack divided onto four kinds or suits called hearts, diamonds, clubs, and spades. The full or whist pack
contains fifty-two cards. To have the cards in one's own hands, to have the winning cards; to
have the means of success in an undertaking. To play one's cards well, to make no errors; to act
shrewdly. To play snow one's cards, to expose one's plants to rivals or foes. To speak by
the card, to speak from information and definitely, not by guess as in telling a ship's bearing by the
compass card. Visiting card, a small card bearing the name, and sometimes the address, of the
person presenting it.
(Card), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Carded; p. pr. & vb. n. Carding.] To play at cards; to game. Johnson.
(Card), n. [F. carde teasel, the head of a thistle, card, from L. carduus, cardus, thistle, fr. carere
1. 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.
2. A roll or sliver of fiber (as of wool) delivered from a carding machine.
Card clothing, strips of wire-toothed card used for covering the cylinders of carding machines.
(Card) v. t.