Associations to the word «Cardinal»


CARDINAL, adjective. Of fundamental importance; crucial, pivotal.
CARDINAL, adjective. (nautical) Of or relating to the cardinal directions (north, south, east and west).
CARDINAL, adjective. Describing a "natural" number used to indicate quantity (e.g., one, two, three), as opposed to an ordinal number indicating relative position.
CARDINAL, adjective. Having a bright red color (from the color of a Catholic cardinal's cassock).
CARDINAL, noun. A number indicating quantity, or the size of a set, e.g., one, two, three. (See Wikipedia article on Cardinal number.)
CARDINAL, noun. (grammar) A word used to represent a cardinal number; a cardinal numeral.
CARDINAL, noun. An official in the Catholic Church, ranking only below the Pope and the patriarchs. (See Wikipedia article on Catholic cardinals.)
CARDINAL, noun. A genus of songbirds of the finch family, Cardinalis.
CARDINAL, noun. Any of various related passerine birds of the family Cardinalidae (See Wikipedia article on cardinals) and other similar birds that were once considered to be related.
CARDINAL, noun. A shade of scarlet, the traditional colour of a Catholic cardinal's cassock.
CARDINAL, noun. A woman's short cloak with a hood.
CARDINAL, noun. Mulled red wine.
CARDINAL, noun. (baseball) A player on the St. Louis Cardinals team.
CARDINAL, noun. (American football) A player on the Arizona Cardinals team.
CARDINAL, noun. A player on a sports team at Stanford University.
CARDINAL, noun. A student or player on a sports team at the University of Louisville.
CARDINAL ADJECTIVE, noun. A cardinal number used as an adjective
CARDINAL BEETLE, noun. A bright red colored beetle.
CARDINAL BEETLES, noun. Plural of cardinal beetle
CARDINAL BISHOP, noun. A cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who is bishop of one of the cardinal ("hinge") dioceses of the Province of Rome.
CARDINAL BISHOP, noun. More loosely, a cardinal who is a bishop anywhere.
CARDINAL DIRECTION, noun. (geography) Any of the four principal compass directions - north, east, south and west.
CARDINAL FLOWER, noun. Lobelia cardinalis (syn. L. fulgens), a species of lobelia native to the Americas, usually with vibrant red flowers.
CARDINAL MARK, noun. (nautical) A sea mark (a buoy or other floating or fixed structure) used in pilotage to indicate the position of a hazard and the direction of safe water
CARDINAL NEPHEW, noun. Alternative spelling of cardinal-nephew
CARDINAL NEPHEW, noun. (singulare tantum) The position of the Secretarius Papae et superintendens status ecclesiasticæ in the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Holy See.
CARDINAL NEPHEW, noun. (countable) Any officeholder of that position.
CARDINAL NUMBER, noun. A number used to denote quantity; a counting number.
CARDINAL NUMBER, noun. (mathematics) A generalized kind of number used to denote the size of a set, including infinite sets.
CARDINAL NUMBER, noun. (grammar) A word that expresses a countable quantity; a cardinal numeral.
CARDINAL NUMBERS, noun. Plural of cardinal number
CARDINAL NUMERAL, noun. (grammar) A word used to represent a cardinal number.
CARDINAL NUMERALS, noun. Plural of cardinal numeral
CARDINAL POINT, noun. Any of the four principal compass directions - north, south, east and west
CARDINAL POINTS, noun. Plural of cardinal point
CARDINAL RED, noun. A bright red colour, between scarlet and crimson.
CARDINAL RULE, noun. A fundamental rule, upon which other matters hinge.
CARDINAL SIN, noun. A mortal sin, deadly sin.
CARDINAL SINS, noun. Plural of cardinal sin
CARDINAL SPIDER, noun. A large European spider, Tegenaria parietina.
CARDINAL SPIDERS, noun. Plural of cardinal spider
CARDINAL SYMPTOM, noun. (medicine) The primary or major symptom by which a diagnosis is made
CARDINAL SYMPTOM, noun. (homeopathy) The particular symptom which is regarded most important for choosing the curing substance
CARDINAL SYMPTOMS, noun. Plural of cardinal symptom
CARDINAL TETRA, noun. A freshwater fish, of the family Characidae, native to rivers in South America, popular as an aquarium fish
CARDINAL TETRAS, noun. Plural of cardinal tetra
CARDINAL VARIABLE, noun. A variable whose values are ordered, that can be multiplied by a scalar, and for which the magnitude of differences in values is meaningful.
CARDINAL VARIABLES, noun. Plural of cardinal variable
CARDINAL VIRTUES, noun. The four virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance.
CARDINAL VIRTUES, noun. Alternative form of cardinal virtues

Dictionary definition

CARDINAL, noun. (Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes.
CARDINAL, noun. The number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order.
CARDINAL, noun. A variable color averaging a vivid red.
CARDINAL, noun. Crested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male.
CARDINAL, adjective. Serving as an essential component; "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure".
CARDINAL, adjective. Being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers".

Wise words

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza