Definitions

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

  • n. A material similar to thick, stiff paper, that is made of pressed paper pulp or pasted sheets of paper. It is used for making cartons and signs, for example.
  • adj. Made of or consisting of cardboard.
  • adj. Flimsy; insubstantial.
  • adj. Lacking depth; superficial: a movie with only cardboard caricatures of its historical subjects.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A wood-based material resembling heavy paper, used in the manufacture of boxes and signs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A stiff compact pasteboard of various qualities, for making cards, etc., often having a polished surface.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stiff kind of paper made by pasting together two or more thicknesses of paper, drying and pressing; a thin pasteboard.
  • n. A thin board, with a short handle, 5 inches wide and 12 inches long, to which is fastened card-clothing for carding wool, cotton, and the like by hand.

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

  • adj. without substance
  • n. a stiff moderately thick paper

Etymologies

card + board (Wiktionary)

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