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PLAYING CARD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does playing card mean? 

PLAYING CARD (noun)
  The noun PLAYING CARD has 1 sense:

1. one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games

  Familiarity information: PLAYING CARD used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLAYING CARD (noun)


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Meaning:

One of a pack of cards that are used to play card games

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("playing card" is a kind of...):

card (one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes)

Meronyms (parts of "playing card"):

face (the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object))

pip; spot (a mark on a playing card (shape depending on the suit))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "playing card"):

crib (the cards discarded by players at cribbage)

singleton (the playing card that is the only card in a suit held in a bridge hand as initially dealt)

spade (a playing card in the major suit that has one or more black figures on it)

spot (a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value)

stopper ((bridge) a playing card with a value sufficiently high to insure taking a trick in a particular suit)

suit (playing card in any of four sets of 13 cards in a pack; each set has its own symbol and color)

trey (one of four playing cards in a deck having three pips)

trump; trump card (a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps)

wild card (a playing card whose value can be determined by the person who holds it)

joker (a playing card that is usually printed with a picture of a jester)

hole card ((poker) a playing card dealt face down and not revealed until the showdown)

ace (one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face)

club (a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more black trefoils on it)

deuce (one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots)

diamond (a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more red rhombuses on it)

draw (a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack)

court card; face card; picture card (one of the twelve cards in a deck bearing a picture of a face)

gaming card (one of a set of cards used in gambling games)

heart (a playing card in the major suit that has one or more red hearts on it)

Holonyms ("playing card" is a member of...):

deck; deck of cards; pack of cards (a pack of 52 playing cards)


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