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ˈkɑr dn lcar·di·nal

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  1. cardinalnoun

    (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 number, redbird, carmine, cardinal grosbeak

    twenty-third, seventieth, 2d, 70th, ninetieth, hundred-and-tenth, 150th, 23rd, trillionth, 110th, thirty-ninth, second, twenty-seventh, forty-seventh, fortieth, fifteenth, thirty-first, fourteenth, twenty-eighth, 14th, 42nd, thirty-sixth, quintillionth, eighth, 95th, 8th, 100th, sixtieth, hundred-and-seventieth, seventh, third, twenty-first, 12th, 10th, 500th, twenty-second, 31st, 60th, 44th, fourth, billionth, forty-fifth, 50th, hundred-and-fifth, hundred-and-twentieth, 300th, 43rd, 165th, 1000th, hundred-and-twenty-fifth, three-hundredth, nineteenth, 105th, 46th, 19th, 125th, hundred-and-first, zeroth, forty-eighth, hundredth, 64th, nth, twenty-fifth, sixty-fourth, 16th, 130th, twenty-ninth, 400th, ninth, twenty-fourth, 33rd, 75th, forty-fourth, thirty-second, 28th, 5th, thirty-seventh, ordinal, 140th, four-hundredth, hundred-and-seventy-fifth, twentieth, unimportant, quaternary, forty-second, 101st, 170th, centesimal, 175th, sixty-fifth, 200th, 55th, hundred-and-fifty-fifth, 145th, 90th, 40th, 30th, 49th, 48th, sixteenth, umpteenth, millionth, thirty-eighth, 6th, 1st, forty-third, hundred-and-fiftieth, fifty-fifth, 22nd, twelfth, 26th, forty-first, 17th, 24th, sixth, 21st, 4th, umteenth, 135th, 36th, 20th, hundred-and-eightieth, 37th, 47th, seventy-fifth, 2nd, thousandth, thirty-fourth, 39th, hundred-and-sixty-fifth, eighty-fifth, thirteenth, two-hundredth, quadrillionth, 34th, thirty-fifth, 41st, hundred-and-thirty-fifth, eighteenth, 32nd, zero, hundred-and-ninetieth, 18th, hundred-and-forty-fifth, hundred-and-fifteenth, 15th, 13th, hundred-and-thirtieth, forty-ninth, fifth, 180th, hundred-and-fortieth, tenth, 29th, 11th, 190th, 155th, 38th, first, 45th, 160th, 35th, 7th, eightieth, 3rd, thirtieth, n-th, eleventh, seventeenth, fiftieth, 80th, 9th, 27th, 115th, forty-sixth, twenty-sixth, 85th, umptieth, 65th, thirty-third, hundred-and-sixtieth, ninety-fifth, 25th, tertiary, 120th, five-hundredth

  2. cardinal number, cardinalnoun

    the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order

    cardinal number, redbird, carmine, cardinal grosbeak

    17th, 100th, nth, n-th, fifty-fifth, ninth, second, 49th, ninety-fifth, 130th, thirty-sixth, 28th, 38th, 29th, fourteenth, 18th, eighty-fifth, forty-third, 26th, 21st, seventieth, 12th, 11th, 43rd, 500th, twenty-second, 41st, 39th, 7th, two-hundredth, hundred-and-thirtieth, sixty-fourth, 175th, 2nd, 190th, forty-second, fourth, twentieth, 36th, fifteenth, hundred-and-fiftieth, three-hundredth, hundred-and-ninetieth, 31st, 70th, 9th, 300th, forty-ninth, 135th, 10th, 3rd, 34th, 170th, forty-eighth, 8th, forty-fifth, 47th, 115th, hundredth, hundred-and-twenty-fifth, 4th, 1st, hundred-and-forty-fifth, 20th, hundred-and-first, quadrillionth, 45th, millionth, fortieth, hundred-and-tenth, 6th, forty-fourth, 200th, 32nd, sixty-fifth, centesimal, quaternary, umpteenth, 110th, 50th, thousandth, 46th, 30th, 75th, sixth, twenty-third, thirteenth, thirty-third, ordinal, 1000th, 165th, twelfth, hundred-and-sixtieth, twenty-fifth, seventy-fifth, eighteenth, zero, quintillionth, seventh, eighth, 55th, 60th, forty-sixth, 42nd, 90th, 33rd, thirtieth, forty-seventh, seventeenth, 101st, hundred-and-twentieth, twenty-eighth, 150th, 180th, twenty-seventh, thirty-second, trillionth, hundred-and-fifth, 35th, thirty-seventh, umteenth, billionth, twenty-first, 160th, thirty-ninth, third, unimportant, 27th, eightieth, 105th, sixteenth, tertiary, 37th, 24th, twenty-sixth, thirty-fifth, 400th, four-hundredth, 48th, five-hundredth, 120th, 23rd, hundred-and-eightieth, thirty-fourth, hundred-and-thirty-fifth, umptieth, 95th, 14th, hundred-and-fifteenth, twenty-fourth, zeroth, 22nd, sixtieth, 140th, 64th, 145th, 65th, forty-first, 13th, 16th, first, 85th, 2d, 19th, fifth, ninetieth, thirty-eighth, 125th, fiftieth, tenth, 40th, hundred-and-fortieth, thirty-first, 15th, 5th, twenty-ninth, nineteenth, 44th, hundred-and-seventieth, eleventh, hundred-and-seventy-fifth, hundred-and-sixty-fifth, 155th, hundred-and-fifty-fifth, 80th, 25th

  3. cardinal, carminenoun

    a variable color averaging a vivid red

    cardinal number, redbird, carmine, cardinal grosbeak

    110th, 145th, 20th, 21st, 32nd, five-hundredth, hundred-and-fortieth, 25th, 47th, 140th, billionth, hundred-and-eightieth, 64th, 17th, 31st, fifty-fifth, 9th, hundred-and-fifteenth, 11th, twenty-eighth, fifth, thirteenth, thirtieth, 150th, hundred-and-tenth, 36th, hundred-and-fifth, 60th, sixteenth, 49th, 44th, 3rd, 35th, forty-fourth, twenty-second, fortieth, 95th, quaternary, fifteenth, n-th, 45th, unimportant, umptieth, twenty-third, nineteenth, 28th, hundred-and-twenty-fifth, 13th, 500th, hundred-and-sixtieth, 22nd, 42nd, 65th, twenty-sixth, 180th, ninetieth, eightieth, 40th, forty-third, 18th, forty-ninth, ordinal, forty-second, 16th, seventieth, 400th, 30th, 4th, quintillionth, 33rd, 2nd, 100th, 2d, sixtieth, 34th, thirty-eighth, forty-first, thirty-second, 24th, 170th, sixth, sixty-fourth, hundred-and-thirty-fifth, 39th, third, 8th, umteenth, seventh, 26th, thirty-fourth, second, twenty-fifth, 115th, hundred-and-forty-fifth, hundred-and-twentieth, hundred-and-seventy-fifth, eighth, hundred-and-fifty-fifth, 190th, 37th, 6th, 55th, twenty-first, hundred-and-fiftieth, thousandth, thirty-seventh, hundred-and-thirtieth, 48th, three-hundredth, thirty-ninth, 1000th, thirty-first, eighteenth, 19th, centesimal, 38th, millionth, 101st, hundredth, two-hundredth, 29th, twelfth, 175th, twenty-seventh, 10th, 90th, umpteenth, 155th, ninth, 43rd, forty-sixth, thirty-sixth, 160th, 80th, 70th, eighty-fifth, 14th, 130th, twenty-fourth, 5th, 15th, fourth, sixty-fifth, 105th, zero, thirty-third, first, zeroth, eleventh, 46th, seventeenth, hundred-and-first, fiftieth, 27th, tertiary, 125th, tenth, 200th, 41st, thirty-fifth, forty-seventh, 120th, twenty-ninth, 7th, forty-eighth, 300th, seventy-fifth, nth, hundred-and-seventieth, hundred-and-ninetieth, 75th, forty-fifth, 23rd, 165th, 135th, fourteenth, trillionth, quadrillionth, 1st, ninety-fifth, four-hundredth, 85th, hundred-and-sixty-fifth, twentieth, 50th, 12th

  4. cardinal, cardinal grosbeak, Richmondena Cardinalis, Cardinalis cardinalis, redbirdadjective

    crested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male

    cardinal number, redbird, carmine, scarlet tanager, firebird, cardinal grosbeak

    two-hundredth, seventy-fifth, forty-fourth, 28th, 110th, hundred-and-first, tenth, seventieth, twenty-seventh, 20th, twenty-third, 9th, 43rd, 17th, trillionth, 7th, tertiary, 3rd, 30th, hundred-and-thirtieth, hundred-and-fifty-fifth, eighth, seventeenth, 135th, 38th, hundredth, ninetieth, thirty-sixth, 21st, hundred-and-sixtieth, 39th, umptieth, hundred-and-twenty-fifth, eightieth, 70th, ninety-fifth, forty-eighth, 31st, 48th, 25th, zeroth, hundred-and-sixty-fifth, hundred-and-ninetieth, thirty-eighth, 8th, eleventh, hundred-and-forty-fifth, quaternary, 24th, umpteenth, 190th, hundred-and-eightieth, thousandth, unimportant, hundred-and-fifth, 65th, thirtieth, twenty-sixth, twenty-fifth, 47th, 100th, 32nd, 33rd, billionth, 175th, 36th, 160th, forty-sixth, 400th, 55th, 40th, 22nd, 6th, four-hundredth, 200th, thirty-first, 1st, 41st, hundred-and-twentieth, 80th, 130th, umteenth, 150th, zero, twelfth, fifth, 165th, 45th, 2nd, 13th, 19th, 125th, 90th, 85th, hundred-and-seventy-fifth, thirty-ninth, 5th, 60th, fourteenth, sixty-fourth, eighteenth, thirty-seventh, 75th, 18th, 180th, 46th, fortieth, 155th, twenty-ninth, ordinal, 49th, sixth, second, 14th, 170th, forty-first, forty-ninth, forty-seventh, hundred-and-seventieth, hundred-and-fortieth, thirteenth, three-hundredth, seventh, thirty-second, 42nd, hundred-and-fiftieth, 115th, forty-second, 50th, 145th, 34th, 26th, first, 105th, twenty-first, fifteenth, fifty-fifth, 120th, thirty-fourth, sixtieth, 1000th, nineteenth, ninth, 2d, sixty-fifth, sixteenth, hundred-and-thirty-fifth, hundred-and-tenth, 11th, 12th, quintillionth, 44th, 23rd, 300th, twenty-second, 64th, 35th, centesimal, twenty-eighth, millionth, 140th, fiftieth, fourth, 27th, n-th, five-hundredth, forty-fifth, 10th, eighty-fifth, 95th, 500th, nth, forty-third, third, hundred-and-fifteenth, twenty-fourth, thirty-third, twentieth, 15th, quadrillionth, 16th, 29th, 4th, 37th, thirty-fifth, 101st

  5. cardinal, central, fundamental, key, primaladjective

    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"

    fundamental, primeval, primordial, key, profound, underlying, central, rudimentary, aboriginal, primaeval, primal

    centesimal, hundred-and-thirty-fifth, 155th, 64th, hundred-and-sixty-fifth, fortieth, thirty-second, eighteenth, umptieth, thirty-seventh, hundredth, 170th, twenty-ninth, hundred-and-eightieth, sixth, hundred-and-forty-fifth, 31st, eightieth, 43rd, seventieth, 23rd, thirty-fourth, 1st, 2nd, 30th, 125th, seventeenth, thirtieth, forty-second, 48th, zeroth, twenty-fourth, 18th, 80th, 46th, forty-ninth, 32nd, 2d, twentieth, 500th, millionth, thirty-fifth, nth, seventh, first, fourth, unimportant, 101st, 400th, hundred-and-twentieth, 190th, twenty-fifth, twenty-first, tenth, forty-fourth, 105th, twelfth, twenty-second, ordinal, 150th, eighth, 165th, 35th, hundred-and-fifteenth, 8th, 12th, ninety-fifth, trillionth, 16th, 44th, 115th, 28th, hundred-and-fifth, 39th, fourteenth, hundred-and-fiftieth, thirty-first, eleventh, billionth, 20th, umpteenth, twenty-seventh, sixty-fifth, hundred-and-seventieth, 42nd, 27th, 6th, 11th, four-hundredth, 130th, tertiary, 33rd, nineteenth, hundred-and-seventy-fifth, thirty-ninth, 110th, 140th, thirty-sixth, 120th, hundred-and-ninetieth, thirty-eighth, 38th, 34th, 13th, hundred-and-first, 180th, quintillionth, thirty-third, 160th, 14th, 300th, 90th, 65th, forty-first, twenty-eighth, ninetieth, 175th, 100th, 55th, forty-seventh, thirteenth, 5th, five-hundredth, 95th, 135th, 200th, eighty-fifth, 7th, forty-sixth, sixtieth, fifteenth, 24th, three-hundredth, forty-third, 9th, 17th, seventy-fifth, 25th, 75th, 1000th, third, fiftieth, 3rd, fifth, hundred-and-thirtieth, 29th, forty-fifth, sixty-fourth, fifty-fifth, quaternary, 41st, 10th, hundred-and-twenty-fifth, 45th, two-hundredth, 40th, 22nd, sixteenth, 50th, hundred-and-sixtieth, twenty-sixth, hundred-and-fifty-fifth, n-th, twenty-third, 37th, 60th, forty-eighth, 85th, thousandth, 47th, ninth, hundred-and-tenth, 145th, 15th, 21st, zero, umteenth, 19th, hundred-and-fortieth, 4th, 70th, quadrillionth, 49th, 26th, second, 36th

  6. cardinaladjective

    being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order

    "cardinal numbers"

    central, key, fundamental, primal

    nineteenth, twenty-eighth, forty-fourth, 7th, 42nd, 64th, thirty-ninth, hundred-and-ninetieth, 15th, 13th, seventh, eighth, thirty-seventh, eleventh, twenty-sixth, 25th, forty-third, umpteenth, forty-sixth, 33rd, forty-eighth, umteenth, 130th, 155th, 35th, 150th, hundred-and-fiftieth, twenty-fourth, thirty-second, fourteenth, hundred-and-twenty-fifth, 14th, twenty-third, hundred-and-first, twenty-seventh, hundredth, unimportant, 55th, twentieth, hundred-and-eightieth, thirteenth, 400th, 44th, forty-seventh, three-hundredth, 1000th, 500th, 160th, quaternary, twenty-fifth, tenth, 46th, quintillionth, hundred-and-fifth, 110th, 17th, sixty-fifth, 26th, five-hundredth, centesimal, umptieth, fifteenth, ordinal, 75th, hundred-and-fifteenth, sixth, 120th, seventieth, first, 10th, thirty-fifth, hundred-and-seventieth, twenty-ninth, thirty-fourth, 2d, thirty-eighth, 60th, 39th, 40th, sixtieth, 80th, forty-fifth, 2nd, 8th, eighteenth, 6th, 115th, third, forty-first, forty-second, 145th, fiftieth, 47th, 23rd, hundred-and-thirtieth, thirtieth, 11th, 37th, 85th, 22nd, 18th, 140th, thirty-first, sixty-fourth, seventy-fifth, hundred-and-forty-fifth, fifth, hundred-and-twentieth, thirty-third, 48th, 12th, hundred-and-thirty-fifth, 27th, 4th, 1st, thirty-sixth, 9th, 28th, fourth, 105th, nth, twenty-second, thousandth, fortieth, 95th, 300th, trillionth, eighty-fifth, 175th, zero, 43rd, 190th, 38th, 16th, millionth, 135th, 49th, 34th, 101st, two-hundredth, hundred-and-seventy-fifth, seventeenth, twelfth, second, 36th, 32nd, 20th, ninetieth, hundred-and-fifty-fifth, sixteenth, 125th, billionth, 21st, 50th, eightieth, four-hundredth, tertiary, 19th, ninety-fifth, 100th, quadrillionth, 31st, 45th, 165th, hundred-and-fortieth, 3rd, hundred-and-sixty-fifth, 90th, ninth, forty-ninth, twenty-first, 170th, 24th, zeroth, 200th, fifty-fifth, n-th, 180th, hundred-and-tenth, 5th, 65th, 29th, hundred-and-sixtieth, 30th, 70th, 41st

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  1. cardinaladjective

    principal, chief, main, leading, most important

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  1. cardinaladjective

    principal, chief, superior, preëminent

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  1. List of paraphrases for "cardinal":

    cardenal, cardinale, fundamental, basic

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  1. List of known nicknames for "Cardinal":

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  1. Franz Kafka:

    There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring Impatience and Laziness.

  2. Franz Kafka:

    There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness.

  3. Thomas Hobbes, quoted from "Oxygen3, Panda Software:

    Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues.

  4. Joyce:

    Everyone, whether cardinal or scientist, who believes that his own truth is complete and final must become a dogmatist...The more sincere his faith, the more he is bound to persecute, to save others from falling into error.

  5. Edward McFadden:

    In spite of what Archbishop Vigano's memo claims, Cardinal Wuerl did not receive any documentation or information during Cardinal Wuerl time in Washington regarding any actions taken against Archbishop McCarrick.

Translations for cardinal

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  • кардинал, яркочервен, главен, чинка, яркочервен цвят, числителен, числително, основенBulgarian
  • pennañBreton
  • cardinalCatalan, Valencian
  • kardinálCzech
  • kardinalDanish
  • grundsätzlich, Kardinalrot, Grundzahl, Kardinal, Kardinalzahl, RotkardinalGerman
  • απόλυτος αριθμός, καρδινάλιοςGreek
  • cardinal, número cardinal, cardenal, cardenal rojo, cardenal comúnSpanish
  • اساسی, اصلی, اعداد اصلی, عدداصلی, کاردینالPersian
  • perusluku, kardinaalinpunainen, peri-, emä-, pää-, kardinaali, perus-, punakardinaaliFinnish
  • cardinal, rouge cardinalFrench
  • haadtelwurdWestern Frisian
  • cairdinéal, cairdinéaltaIrish
  • bíbornok, kardinális, bíborosHungarian
  • քանակական թվական, քանակականArmenian
  • cardinalInterlingua
  • kardinalIndonesian
  • kardináli, aðal-, höfuð-, hárauður, megin-, frumtala, grundvallar-Icelandic
  • numero cardinale, cardinaleItalian
  • 枢機卿, 基数, 緋色, 基本Japanese
  • kardînal, metranKurdish
  • cardinalLatin
  • KardinolLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • kardinālsLatvian
  • kardinalNorwegian
  • kardinaalrood, hoofdtelwoord, kardinaalDutch
  • kardinalNorwegian Nynorsk
  • kardinalNorwegian
  • tááʼyaʼniiltʼóshiiNavajo, Navaho
  • kardynalny, kardynał, purpurowy, purpuraPolish
  • fundamental, cardeal, [[número]] [[cardinal]], vermelho-cardeal, cardinal, principalPortuguese
  • număr cardinal, cardinalRomanian
  • главный, кардинал, количественное числительное, количественный, основнойRussian
  • kardinalSerbo-Croatian
  • kardinal, kardinalno številoSlovene
  • kardinal, kardinal-, främsta, huvudsaklig, väsentlig, avgörande, huvud-Swedish
  • kadinoliSwahili
  • кардинальнийUkrainian
  • کارڈنلUrdu
  • cốt yếu, chủ yếu, số lượng, lượng, chínhVietnamese
  • קאַרדינאַלYiddish
  • 红衣主教Chinese

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