Green-card meaning

A card issued by the US government allowing an alien to work at most jobs in the United States.
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A green-colored card shown to the captain of a women's lacrosse team by a referee, indicating a delay-of-game penalty.
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A registration card, originally green, granting an alien permission to reside and be employed in the U.S.
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An identification card granted by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service to legal, permanent residents.
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(US) A US work permit, officially known as United States Permanent Resident Card.
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(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.
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Origin of green-card

  • Sense 1, from the green card on which the document was formerly printed

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition