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1. cardinal

adjective. ['ˈkɑːrdɪnəl'] serving as an essential component.

Synonyms

  • key
  • important
  • of import
  • primal
  • fundamental

Antonyms

  • comparable
  • divided
  • different
  • definite

Etymology

  • cardinal (French)
  • cardinalis (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Cardinal

  • accidental
  • annul
  • anyone'll
  • arnall
  • arnell
  • arsenal
  • bacchanal
  • bacchanal
  • bagnall
  • bagnell
  • barbanel
  • barnell
  • becnel
  • benel
  • bernal
  • bicknell
  • binational
  • biphenyl
  • bonnell
  • britnell

Example sentences of the word cardinal


1. Noun, singular or mass
The male cardinal is a bright red, while the female is more of a dull brown.

2. Adjective
Look at the weathervane and note if there are any cardinal direction markers.

Quotes containing the word cardinal


1. Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

2. As Emmanuel, Cardinal Suhard says, "To be a witness does not consist in engaging in propaganda, nor even in stirring people up, but in being a living mystery. It means to live in such a way that one's life would not make sense if God did not exist.
- Madeleine L'Engle, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art

3. He knew instinctively the cardinal function of a teacher – which is a stout lever to raw mass.
- John Horne Burns, Lucifer with a Book

2. cardinal

noun. ['ˈkɑːrdɪnəl'] (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.

Synonyms

  • bishop
  • College of Cardinals
  • Sacred College

Antonyms

  • noncrucial
  • uninfluential
  • modest
  • middle

Etymology

  • cardinal (French)
  • cardinalis (Latin)

3. cardinal

noun. ['ˈkɑːrdɪnəl'] crested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male.

Synonyms

  • finch
  • Richmondena
  • genus Richmondena
  • cardinal grosbeak
  • Richmondena Cardinalis
  • redbird

Antonyms

  • atonality
  • worthless
  • inessential
  • unimportance

Etymology

  • cardinal (French)
  • cardinalis (Latin)

4. cardinal

adjective. ['ˈkɑːrdɪnəl'] being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order.

Synonyms

  • 21
  • lxxv
  • 48
  • one hundred sixty
  • 94
  • xv
  • xcv
  • 84
  • ixl
  • xcii
  • xxviii
  • 62
  • 93
  • 63
  • xlii
  • thirty-four
  • 19
  • seventy-three
  • eight
  • forty-nine
  • x
  • forty-six
  • fourscore
  • xiv
  • xxi
  • 13
  • 145
  • 68
  • lxxiv
  • 300
  • sixty
  • eighty-nine
  • 35
  • thirty-nine
  • billion
  • 73
  • lxxviii
  • lx
  • 49
  • 15
  • xix
  • 33
  • fifty-two
  • 79
  • sixty-one
  • fifty-five
  • 65
  • ci
  • seventy-nine
  • ccc
  • forty-eight
  • million
  • 80
  • 9
  • lxvi
  • sixteen
  • 64
  • xcl
  • ilxxx
  • thirty-two
  • six
  • 91
  • eighty-six
  • 57
  • 6
  • 14
  • 69
  • 2
  • xxvii
  • one hundred five
  • k
  • xvi
  • lii
  • 165
  • forty-seven
  • xxxii
  • 90
  • ic
  • cxxxv
  • 4
  • 105
  • lxiii
  • zillion
  • 45
  • 55
  • xlviii
  • eleven
  • 71
  • twoscore
  • clxxx
  • 82
  • forty
  • one
  • cl
  • five
  • xiii
  • xviii
  • thirty-one
  • 29
  • 98
  • 400
  • lxxi
  • v
  • m
  • ninety-five
  • xcviii
  • lxxxviii
  • viii
  • sixty-eight
  • forty-four
  • trillion
  • eighty
  • one hundred ninety
  • clxxv
  • 10
  • 95
  • eighty-two
  • fifty-three
  • d
  • lxxxi
  • 59
  • 66
  • cxl
  • seventy-two
  • cxx
  • ix
  • 51
  • thirty-seven
  • cxxv
  • ten
  • 97
  • 43
  • ixc
  • xxiv
  • four hundred
  • clv
  • one hundred seventy
  • dozen
  • twenty-one
  • lxxxiv
  • cd
  • 42
  • seventy-four
  • lxxii
  • 40
  • hundred
  • 30
  • xciv
  • xxii
  • xvii
  • xx
  • sixty-six
  • c
  • seventy
  • 27
  • sixty-seven
  • 99
  • 5
  • 41
  • one hundred fifty-five
  • liv
  • fifty-nine
  • fifty-eight
  • one hundred ten
  • xii
  • 120
  • eighty-three
  • lxx
  • thirty
  • 25
  • 24
  • l
  • one hundred thirty
  • fifty-six
  • 38
  • one hundred
  • eighteen
  • clxv
  • xxvi
  • xxxvii
  • ninety
  • lxi
  • five hundred
  • xciii
  • twelve
  • one hundred eighty
  • one hundred seventy-five
  • xxiii
  • thirteen
  • one thousand
  • 1
  • 46
  • 0
  • ninety-three
  • lxxxiii
  • lxxvi
  • iii
  • ilxx
  • sixty-nine
  • 76
  • 1000
  • twenty-nine
  • 12
  • twenty
  • xl
  • 74
  • lxviii
  • nine
  • 190
  • one hundred twenty-five
  • xxxvi
  • 150
  • 140
  • 75
  • cc
  • 125
  • 28
  • eighty-seven
  • 17
  • 26
  • 44
  • xliv
  • cx
  • 56
  • ilx
  • clx
  • twenty-three
  • eighty-four
  • nineteen
  • fourteen
  • lvii
  • 7
  • eighty-one
  • lxxiii
  • 81
  • fifteen
  • 36
  • xxxiii
  • 20
  • twenty-eight
  • 88
  • seventeen
  • ninety-four
  • 23
  • lxxx
  • xxxviii
  • 61
  • 50
  • lxxxii
  • 155
  • 77
  • 37
  • lxxxvi
  • three
  • 135
  • ninety-two
  • lxiv
  • lv
  • seventy-eight
  • 130
  • one hundred fifteen
  • 92
  • fifty-one
  • 110
  • xxx
  • sixty-four
  • vi
  • 47
  • 34
  • fifty
  • eighty-eight
  • 175
  • 500
  • twenty-seven
  • thirty-five
  • thirty-eight
  • vii
  • 54
  • two hundred
  • half-dozen
  • 85
  • lviii
  • sixty-three
  • 78
  • ii
  • xci
  • 39
  • one hundred one
  • twenty-four
  • 8
  • li
  • 11
  • one hundred twenty
  • iv
  • 72
  • twenty-six
  • seventy-five
  • four
  • 200
  • fifty-seven
  • 160
  • lxxxvii
  • 32
  • lxxxv
  • thousand
  • ninety-eight
  • ane
  • ten thousand
  • xlvii
  • lxii
  • 52
  • 58
  • ninety-six
  • xli
  • 31
  • half dozen
  • xxxv
  • 89
  • liii
  • ninety-one
  • one hundred forty
  • xxv
  • 170
  • three hundred
  • xcvi
  • forty-two
  • xxxi
  • xxix
  • ninety-seven
  • 87
  • one hundred forty-five
  • sixty-two
  • lvi
  • xcvii
  • 86
  • zero
  • il
  • cxlv
  • seven
  • forty-one
  • two
  • cxv
  • seventy-seven
  • 70
  • one hundred thirty-five
  • 100
  • xliii
  • lxv
  • 22
  • one hundred sixty-five
  • seventy-one
  • 96
  • i
  • one hundred fifty
  • fifty-four
  • 115
  • eighty-five
  • 83
  • sixty-five
  • seventy-six
  • 180
  • hundred and one
  • xi
  • xlvi
  • 67
  • threescore
  • xxxiv
  • non-zero
  • hundred thousand
  • 60
  • xc
  • 3
  • twenty-two
  • forty-five
  • thirty-three
  • clxx
  • cv
  • lxxvii
  • cxxx
  • thirty-six
  • lxvii
  • xlv
  • twenty-five
  • 101
  • 16
  • forty-three
  • 18
  • ninety-nine

Antonyms

  • ordinary
  • uncombined
  • all
  • some

Etymology

  • cardinal (French)
  • cardinalis (Latin)

5. cardinal

noun. ['ˈkɑːrdɪnəl'] a variable color averaging a vivid red.

Synonyms

  • red
  • redness

Antonyms

  • insignificance
  • meaningless
  • noncritical

Etymology

  • cardinal (French)
  • cardinalis (Latin)

6. cardinal

noun. ['ˈkɑːrdɪnəl'] the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order.

Synonyms

  • googol
  • googolplex
  • number
  • cardinal number
  • absolute frequency

Antonyms

  • incidental
  • majority
  • minority
  • Roman numeral

Etymology

  • cardinal (French)
  • cardinalis (Latin)
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