green card
noun Etymology: from the fact that it was formerly colored green Date: 1969 an identity card attesting the permanent resident status of an alien in the United States • green-carder noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Green card — may refer to:* United States Permanent Resident Card, an identification document issued by the United States of America affording non citizens of that country some of the rights its citizens enjoy, sometimes with the prospect of naturalization. * …   Wikipedia

  • Green Card — Green|card, die; , s, Green Card, die; , s [ gri:nka:ɐ̯t ; engl. green card = grüne Karte, nach dem amerikanischen Vorbild]: Dokument, das Menschen aus Ländern außerhalb der Europäischen Union berechtigt, für eine begrenzte Zeit in Deutschland zu …   Universal-Lexikon

  • green card — ➔ card * * * green card UK US noun [C] GOVERNMENT, LAW ► a document which gives permission for a foreigner to live and work in the US: »He had to leave Chicago because he couldn t get a green card …   Financial and business terms

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  • Green Card — [ gri:n kɑ:d] die; , s, auch Green|card die; , s <aus gleichbed. engl. green card, eigtl. »grüne Karte«> Karte, die Ausländer in den USA benötigen, um legal eine Arbeitsstelle zu bekommen …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • green card — green′ card n. cvb an official card, orig. green, issued by the U.S. government to foreign nationals permitting them to work in the U.S • Etymology: 1965–70 green′ card er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • green card — green cards N COUNT A green card is a document showing that someone who is not a citizen of the United States has permission to live and work there. Nicollette married Harry so she could get a green card …   English dictionary

  • green card — ☆ green card n. a registration card, originally green, granting an alien permission to reside and be employed in the U.S …   English World dictionary

  • green card — [n] working card pass, passport, permit, visa; concepts 271,376,685 …   New thesaurus

  • green card — n 1.) a document that a foreigner must have in order to work legally in the US 2.) a British motor insurance document that you need when you drive abroad …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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