Definition of visiting card in US English:

visiting card


  • A card bearing a person's name and address, sent or left in lieu of a formal social or business visit.

    Also called calling card
    • ‘While enjoying the attention, the girls appeared quite at ease, signing autographs on visiting cards and on paper napkins and giving away free passes for Saturday's do at the Treasure Island.’
    • ‘Mr Garg said he was given a visiting card of a life insurance company but when he checked up with the company, it informed that there was no agent by the name mentioned on the visiting card.’
    • ‘Five years ago, visiting cards of even eminent doctors did not contain an email address.’
    • ‘Wilde decided to prosecute Queensberry for criminal libel after discovering the visiting card on February 28, 1895.’
    • ‘The French name derives from the common use of these photographs as visiting cards.’
    • ‘We had made visiting cards for ourselves though, using sketch pens on the backsides of our respective fathers' visiting cards that we purloined.’
    • ‘Lovingly called ‘Pappay bhai’ by cricketers, Sohail even has a visiting card that claims he can treat sports injuries and back, neck and joint pains.’
    • ‘A fast learner, Mira has decided to take along her own visiting card.’
    • ‘And if you are a stringer, you are not paid for your labours though nobody stops you from printing a visiting card claiming correspondent status, and lording it around.’
    • ‘Proffering a square pink visiting card made of handmade paper, he says, ‘This is designed according to feng shui.’’
    • ‘From that day onwards, I have always kept that old visiting card in my wallet.’
    • ‘Medical professionals must treat visiting card holders as if they were insured in the host country but are not required to offer non-urgent treatment that can wait until the patient returns home.’
    • ‘In busy ‘Namma Bengalooru’, with so many people to meet and interact with, thousands of visiting cards are printed, and thousands of old ones and those no longer used are dumped.’
    • ‘But in the library hall of the College of Fine Arts, one gets to see visiting cards, calendars and letter-heads with messages of death and pictures of coffins.’
    • ‘Only once when she heard a servant outside the door whisper: ‘For her ladyship,’ she asked what it was, and a silver salver was brought to her covered with visiting cards.’
    • ‘He signs on caps, bats, and autograph books and even on receipts, passport sized photos and visiting cards.’
    • ‘And, if tourists come as thick and fast as those visiting cards, Kerala tourism industry will be laughing all the way to the bank.’
    • ‘I found a visiting card belonging to Angela, a woman who worked in the Geneva office of the organization I had quit 20 days previously in Kabul.’
    • ‘As a surprise, Ramya announced a gift through lucky dip, for all those who had dropped their visiting cards into the glass bowl at the entrance.’
    • ‘When my mother called on anyone she would leave one of her own visiting cards and two of her husband's, as was the custom.’
    identification, id, credentials, papers
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visiting card

/ˈvizidiNG ˌkärd//ˈvɪzɪdɪŋ ˌkɑrd/