playing card

One of usually 52 rectangular pieces of card used to play numerous games, featuring either one to 10 pips or a picture and belonging of one of four suits.<!please improve this def if possible
Syn: devil’s books
See Also: card game

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  • Playing card — Card Card (k[aum]rd), 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • playing card — n formal a ↑card 1(7a) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • playing card — ► NOUN ▪ each of a set of rectangular pieces of card with numbers and symbols on one side (usually 52 cards divided into four suits), used to play various games …   English terms dictionary

  • Playing card — Blue Rider back Bicycle Playing Cards by USPCC …   Wikipedia

  • playing card — 1. one of the conventional set of 52 cards in four suits, as diamonds, hearts, spades, and clubs, used in playing various games of chance and skill. 2. one of any set or pack of cards used in playing games. [1535 45] * * * Introduction  one of a… …   Universalium

  • playing card — noun one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games • Hypernyms: ↑card • Hyponyms: ↑crib, ↑ace, ↑club, ↑deuce, ↑two, ↑diamond, ↑draw, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • playing card — UK [ˈpleɪɪŋ ˌkɑː(r)d] / US [ˈpleɪɪŋ ˌkɑrd] noun [countable] Word forms playing card : singular playing card plural playing cards a card used for playing card games …   English dictionary

  • playing card — play|ing card [ pleııŋ ,kard ] noun count a card used for playing card games …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • playing card — [ˈpleɪɪŋ ˌkɑːd] noun [C] a card that is used for playing card games …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • playing card — playing cards N COUNT Playing cards are thin pieces of cardboard with numbers or pictures printed on them, which are used to play various games. Syn: card …   English dictionary

  • playing card — play′ing card n. gam one of a set of cards used in playing various games, esp. one of a set of 52 numbered or ranked cards of four suits (diamonds, clubs, hearts, and spades) • Etymology: 1535–45 …   From formal English to slang

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