Associations to the word «Cordial»

Pictures for the word «Cordial»


CORDIAL, adjective. Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate.
CORDIAL, adjective. Said of someone radiating warmth and friendliness; genial.
CORDIAL, adjective. (rare) Tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength or spirits.
CORDIAL, adjective. (obsolete) Proceeding from the heart.
CORDIAL, noun. (UK) (AU) (NZ) A concentrated noncarbonated soft drink which is diluted with water before drinking.
CORDIAL, noun. (UK) (AU) (NZ) An individual serving of such a diluted drink.
CORDIAL, noun. A pleasant-tasting medicine.
CORDIAL, noun. A liqueur prepared using the infusion process.
CORDIAL, noun. A candy (or bonbon) usually made of milk chocolate, filled with small fruits (often maraschino cherries) and syrup or fondant.

Dictionary definition

CORDIAL, noun. Strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal.
CORDIAL, adjective. Diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host".
CORDIAL, adjective. Politely warm and friendly; "a cordial handshake".
CORDIAL, adjective. Sincerely or intensely felt; "a cordial regard for his visitor's comfort"; "a cordial abhorrence of waste".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats