from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A folded card bearing a message of greeting, congratulation, or other sentiment, usually sent or given on a special occasion or holiday.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A card, typically folded in half and available commercially, that is sent to someone as a greeting. (This entry is here for translation purposes only.)
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a card sent to express personal greetings
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Although the origins of Halloween were far older than the beliefs that had defined the pit in the furnace room, greeting card companies had seen to it that pointy-hatted hags and men in red long Johns with pitchforks had risen to dominance over history.
Maureen Browne came in earlier than she was required to and brought me two milkshakes and a greeting card that had a real though dried-up shamrock trapped under cellophane on the front.
Maggie looked up to see Anabel Richards and Julia Swanson, cocaptains of Water Wings, their school’s synchronized swim team, standing near the “I’m Sorry” greeting card section.
I stood in the greeting card aisle of Eckerd’s forever, rejecting one card after another.
Snows and ices decorated Concord, Massachusetts, you may be certain, but Alobar could spy no acre of greeting card tableau from his cell.
The greeting card industry posted sales of $5.9 billion last year, down 9% since 2005, according to market-research firm Mintel International Group.