from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A business card
- n. A visiting card
- n. A photograph of a famous person, the same size as a visiting card
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A visiting card.
- A photographic picture of the size formerly in use for a visiting card.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A photographic likeness mounted on a card, formerly of the size of a visiting-card. Also called card-picture and card.
Borrowing from French carte de visite ("visiting card") (Wiktionary)