American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See calling card.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small card, bearing one's name, and sometimes an address, an official title, or the like, to be left in making calls or paying visits, or, upon occasion, to be sent as an act of courtesy or in acknowledgment of an attention.
- n. A written card which identifies the bearer, presented for introduction when attending a business meeting or formal social gathering.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a small card bearing the name, and sometimes the address, of the person presenting it.
- See under Card.
- n. a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited
“And he handed Mister Povondra a visiting card bearing an embossed anchor and the name:”
“Biltzmann produced his visiting card with a flourish.”
“The secretary disappeared, and returned almost immediately with a visiting card which bore the legend: “Madame V. Berotti, 16, Coules Road, Hillmaston.””
“The police came along, put the body in the mortuary, and discovered a visiting card that was still legible in the wallet, also a presentation watch with the name engraved.”
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