HyperDic: cardinal

English > 6 senses of the word cardinal:
NOUNperson cardinal(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
quantitycardinal, cardinal numberthe number of elements in a mathematical set
attributecardinal, carminea variable color averaging a vivid red
animalcardinal, cardinal grosbeak, Richmondena Cardinalis, Cardinalis cardinalis, redbirdcrested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male
ADJECTIVEallcardinal, central, fundamental, key, primalserving as an essential component
allcardinalbeing or denoting a numerical quantity but not order
cardinal > pronunciation
Soundskaa'rdahnahl; kaa'rdihnahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > cardinal: 6 senses > adjective 1
MeaningServing as an essential component.
Example"a cardinal rule"
Synonymscentral, fundamental, key, primal
Broaderimportant, of importOf great significance / significance or value
Spanishbásico, central, elemental, esencial, fundamental, primordial
Catalanbàsic, central, clau, elemental, essencial, fonamental, primordial
English > cardinal: 6 senses > adjective 2
MeaningBeing or denoting a numerical quantity but not order.
Example"cardinal numbers"
Narrowerbilliondenoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States
billiondenoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain
eight, 8, viiiOne more than seven
eighteen, 18, xviiiOne more than seventeen
eighty, 80, lxxx, fourscoreTen more than seventy
eighty-eight, 88, lxxxviiiEight more than eighty
eighty-five, 85, lxxxvFive more than eighty
eighty-four, 84, lxxxivFour more than eighty
eighty-nine, 89, ixcNine more than eighty
eighty-one, 81, lxxxiOne more than eighty
eighty-seven, 87, lxxxviiSeven more than eighty
eighty-six, 86, lxxxviSix more than eighty
eighty-three, 83, lxxxiiiThree more than eighty
eighty-two, 82, lxxxiiTwo more than eighty
eleven, 11, xiOne more than ten
fifteen, 15, xvOne more than fourteen
fifty, 50, lTen more than forty
fifty-eight, 58, lviiiEight more than fifty
fifty-five, 55, lvFive more than fifty
fifty-four, 54, livFour more than fifty
fifty-nine, 59, ilxNine more than fifty
fifty-one, 51, liOne more than fifty
fifty-seven, 57, lviiSeven more than fifty
fifty-six, 56, lviSix more than fifty
fifty-three, 53, liiiThree more than fifty
fifty-two, 52, liiTwo more than fifty
five, 5, vOne more than four
five hundred, 500, ddenoting a quantity consisting of 500 items or units
forty, 40, xl, twoscoreTen more than thirty
forty-eight, 48, xlviiiEight more than forty
forty-five, 45, xlvFive more than forty
forty-four, 44, xlivFour more than forty
forty-nine, 49, ilNine more than forty
forty-one, 41, xliOne more than forty
forty-seven, 47, xlviiSeven more than forty
forty-six, 46, xlviSix more than forty
forty-three, 43, xliiiThree more than forty
forty-two, 42, xliiTwo more than forty
four, 4, ivOne more than three
four hundred, 400, cdOne hundred more than three hundred
fourteen, 14, xivOne more than thirteen
hundred, one hundred, 100, cTen more than ninety
hundred and one, one hundred one, 101, ciOne more than one hundred
hundred thousand(in Roman numerals, C written with a macron over it) denoting a quantity consisting of 100,000 items or units
million(in Roman numerals, M written with a macron over it) denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000,000 items or units
nine, 9, ixdenoting a quantity consisting of one more than eight and one less than ten
nineteen, 19, xixOne more than eighteen
ninety, 90, xcTen more than eighty
ninety-eight, 98, xcviiiEight more than ninety
ninety-five, 95, xcvFive more than ninety
ninety-four, 94, xcivFour more than ninety
ninety-nine, 99, icNine more than ninety
ninety-one, 91, xciOne more than ninety
ninety-seven, 97, xcviiSeven more than ninety
ninety-six, 96, xcviSix more than ninety
ninety-three, 93, xciiiThree more than ninety
ninety-two, 92, xciiTwo more than ninety
non-zeronot involving zero
one, 1, i, aneUsed of a single unit or thing
one hundred eighty, 180, clxxxTen more than one hundred seventy
one hundred fifteen, 115, cxvFive more than one hundred ten
one hundred fifty, 150, clTen more than one hundred forty
one hundred fifty-five, 155, clvFive more than one hundred fifty
one hundred five, 105, cvFive more than one hundred
one hundred forty, 140, cxlTen more than one hundred thirty
one hundred forty-five, 145, cxlvFive more than one hundred forty
one hundred ninety, 190, xclTen more than one hundred eighty
one hundred seventy, 170, clxxTen more than one hundred sixty
one hundred seventy-five, 175, clxxvFive more than one hundred seventy
one hundred sixty, 160, clxTen more than one hundred fifty
one hundred sixty-five, 165, clxvFive more than one hundred sixty
one hundred ten, 110, cxTen more than one hundred
one hundred thirty, 130, cxxxTen more than one hundred twenty
one hundred thirty-five, 135, cxxxvFive more than one hundred thirty
one hundred twenty, 120, cxxTen more than one hundred ten
one hundred twenty-five, 125, cxxvFive more than one hundred twenty
seven, 7, viiOne more than six
seventeen, 17, xviiOne more than sixteen
seventy, 70, lxxTen more than sixty
seventy-eight, 78, lxxviiiEight more than seventy
seventy-five, 75, lxxvFive more than seventy
seventy-four, 74, lxxivFour more than seventy
seventy-nine, 79, ilxxxNine more than seventy
seventy-one, 71, lxxiOne more than seventy
seventy-seven, 77, lxxviiSeven more than seventy
seventy-six, 76, lxxviSix more than seventy
seventy-three, 73, lxxiiiThree more than seventy
seventy-two, 72, lxxiiTwo more than seventy
six, 6, vi, half dozen, half-dozendenoting a quantity consisting of six items or units
sixteen, 16, xviOne more than fifteen
sixty, 60, lx, threescoreTen more than fifty
sixty-eight, 68, lxviiiEight more than sixty
sixty-five, 65, lxvFive more than sixty
sixty-four, 64, lxivFour more than sixty
sixty-nine, 69, ilxxNine more than sixty
sixty-one, 61, lxiOne more than sixty
sixty-seven, 67, lxviiSeven more than sixty
sixty-six, 66, lxviSix more than sixty
sixty-three, 63, lxiiiThree more than sixty
sixty-two, 62, lxiiTwo more than sixty
ten, 10, xOne more than nine
ten thousanddenoting a quantity consisting of 10,000 items or units
thirteen, 13, xiiiOne more than twelve
thirty, 30, xxxTen more than twenty
thirty-eight, 38, xxxviiiEight more than thirty
thirty-five, 35, xxxvFive more than thirty
thirty-four, 34, xxxivFour more than thirty
thirty-nine, 39, ixlNine more than thirty
thirty-one, 31, xxxiOne more than thirty
thirty-seven, 37, xxxviiSeven more than thirty
thirty-six, 36, xxxviSix more than thirty
thirty-three, 33, xxxiiiThree more than thirty
thirty-two, 32, xxxiiTwo more than thirty
thousand, one thousand, 1000, m, kdenoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units
three, 3, iiiOne more than two
three hundred, 300, cccOne hundred more than two hundred
trillionOne million million in the United States
trillionOne quintillion in Great Britain
twelve, 12, xii, dozendenoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units
twenty, 20, xxdenoting a quantity consisting of 20 items or units
twenty-eight, 28, xxviiiEight more than twenty
twenty-five, 25, xxvFive more than twenty
twenty-four, 24, xxivFour more than twenty
twenty-nine, 29, xxixNine more than twenty
twenty-one, 21, xxiOne more than twenty
twenty-seven, 27, xxviiSeven more than twenty
twenty-six, 26, xxviSix more than twenty
twenty-three, 23, xxiiiThree more than twenty
twenty-two, 22, xxiiTwo more than twenty
two, 2, iiOne more than one
two hundred, 200, ccTen more than one hundred ninety
zero, 0Indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration / consideration
zillionVery large indeterminate number
OppositeordinalBeing or denoting a numerical order in a series
Spanishcardinal
Catalancardinal
English > cardinal: 6 senses > noun 1, person
Meaning(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.
CategoryRoman Catholic, Western Church, Roman Catholic Church, Church of Rome, Roman ChurchThe Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
InstancesBellarmine, Bellarmino, Cardinal Bellarmine, Roberto Francesco Romolo BellarmineItalian cardinal and theologian (1542-1621)
Borgia, Cesare BorgiaItalian cardinal and military leader
Member ofSacred College, College of Cardinals, cardinalate, Sacred College of Cardinalscardinals collectively
Narrowerdean(Roman Catholic Church) the head of the College of Cardinals
BroaderbishopA senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority
Spanishcardenal
Catalancardenal
Nounscardinalshipthe office of cardinal
English > cardinal: 6 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningThe number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order.
Synonymcardinal number
Narrowerfrequency, absolute frequencyThe number of observations in a given statistical category
googolA cardinal number represented as 1 followed by 100 zeros (ten raised to the power of a hundred)
googolplexA cardinal number represented as 1 followed by a googol of zeros (ten raised to the power of a googol)
BroadernumberA concept of quantity involving zero and units
Spanishcardinal, número cardinal
Catalancardinal, nombre cardinal
English > cardinal: 6 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningA variable color averaging a vivid red.
Synonymcarmine
Broaderred, rednessRed color or pigment
Spanishcarmín, grana
Catalancarmí, grana
English > cardinal: 6 senses > noun 4, animal
Meaningcrested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male.
Synonymscardinal grosbeak, Richmondena Cardinalis, Cardinalis cardinalis, redbird
Member ofRichmondena, genus Richmondenacardinals
BroaderfinchAny of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds

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