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

  • n. See calling card.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A written card which identifies the bearer, presented for introduction when attending a business meeting or formal social gathering.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a small card bearing the name, and sometimes the address, of the person presenting it.
  • See under Card.

from The 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.

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

  • n. a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited


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  • And he handed Mister Povondra a visiting card bearing an embossed anchor and the name:

    The War with the Newts

  • Biltzmann produced his visiting card with a flourish.

    Noble House

  • The secretary disappeared, and returned almost immediately with a visiting card which bore the legend: “Madame V. Berotti, 16, Coules Road, Hillmaston.”

    Death at the Opera

  • 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.

    Police at the Funeral


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