Green-card Definition

noun
A registration card, originally green, granting an alien permission to reside and be employed in the U.S.
Webster's New World
A green-colored card shown to the captain of a women's lacrosse team by a referee, indicating a delay-of-game penalty.
American Heritage
An identification card granted by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service to legal, permanent residents.
Webster's New World Law
(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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Other Word Forms of Green-card

Noun

Singular:
green-card
Plural:
green-cards

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

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