Topic: MATERIAL, TEXTILES

Sense: 1-2
Date: 1900-2000
Origin: CARD1
Sense: 3
Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: carder, from Late Latin cardus 'thistle'; because thistles were used for carding wool

card

2 verb
     
card2 [transitive]
1 especially American English to ask someone to show a card proving that they are old enough to do something, especially to buy alcohol
2 to show a red or yellow card to someone playing a sport such as football, to show that they have done something wrong
3TIM to comb, clean, and prepare wool or cotton, before making cloth

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