Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A card issued by the US government allowing an alien to work at most jobs in the United States.
  • noun A green-colored card shown to the captain of a women's lacrosse team by a referee, indicating a delay-of-game penalty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US A US work permit, officially known as United States Permanent Resident Card.
  • noun field hockey A warning card, given to a player for an infraction of the rules. A further infraction may warrant a yellow card or red card.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a card that identifies the bearer as an alien with permanent resident status in the United States

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Sense 1, from the green card on which the document was formerly printed.]

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