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Definition 1: crested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for cardinal in the sense of this definition

(cardinal is a kind of ...) any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds

(... is a member of cardinal) cardinals

Definition 2: a variable color averaging a vivid red - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for cardinal in the sense of this definition

(cardinal is a kind of ...) red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood

Definition 3: (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 - [noun denoting person]

(cardinal is a kind of ...) a senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve Apostles of Christ

(... is a kind of cardinal ) (Roman Catholic Church) the head of the College of Cardinals

(... is an instance of cardinal) Italian cardinal and theologian (1542-1621)

(... is an instance of cardinal) Italian cardinal and military leader; model for Machiavelli's prince (1475-1507)

(... is a member of cardinal) (Roman Catholic Church) the body of all cardinals of the church; elects and advises the pope

(cardinal belongs to category ...) the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy

Definition 4: the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for cardinal in the sense of this definition

(cardinal is a kind of ...) a concept of quantity involving zero and units

"every number has a unique position in the sequence"

(... is a kind of cardinal ) the number of observations in a given statistical category

(... is a kind of cardinal ) a cardinal number represented as 1 followed by 100 zeros (ten raised to the power of a hundred)

(... is a kind of cardinal ) a cardinal number represented as 1 followed by a googol of zeros (ten raised to the power of a googol)

Definition 5: being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where cardinal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cardinal numbers

(cardinal is similar to ...) indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration

"a zero score"

(cardinal is similar to ...) not involving zero

(cardinal is similar to ...) used of a single unit or thing; not two or more

"`ane' is Scottish"

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than one

"he received two messages"

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than two

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than three

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than four

(cardinal is similar to ...) denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than six

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than seven

(cardinal is similar to ...) denoting a quantity consisting of one more than eight and one less than ten

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than nine

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than ten

(cardinal is similar to ...) denoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than twelve

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than thirteen

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than fourteen

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than fifteen

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than sixteen

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than seventeen

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than eighteen

(cardinal is similar to ...) denoting a quantity consisting of 20 items or units

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than twenty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being two more than twenty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being three more than twenty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being four more than twenty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being five more than twenty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being six more than twenty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being seven more than twenty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being eight more than twenty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being nine more than twenty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being ten more than twenty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than thirty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being two more than thirty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being three more than thirty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being four more than thirty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being five more than thirty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being six more than thirty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being seven more than thirty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being eight more than thirty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being nine more than thirty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being ten more than thirty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than forty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being two more than forty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being three more than forty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being four more than forty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being five more than forty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being six more than forty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being seven more than forty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being eight more than forty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being nine more than forty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being ten more than forty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than fifty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being two more than fifty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being three more than fifty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being four more than fifty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being five more than fifty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being six more than fifty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being seven more than fifty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being eight more than fifty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being nine more than fifty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being ten more than fifty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than sixty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being two more than sixty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being three more than sixty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being four more than sixty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being five more than sixty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being six more than sixty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being seven more than sixty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being eight more than sixty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being nine more than sixty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being ten more than sixty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than seventy

(cardinal is similar to ...) being two more than seventy

(cardinal is similar to ...) being three more than seventy

(cardinal is similar to ...) being four more than seventy

(cardinal is similar to ...) being five more than seventy

(cardinal is similar to ...) being six more than seventy

(cardinal is similar to ...) being seven more than seventy

(cardinal is similar to ...) being eight more than seventy

(cardinal is similar to ...) being nine more than seventy

(cardinal is similar to ...) being ten more than seventy

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than eighty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being two more than eighty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being three more than eighty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being four more than eighty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being five more than eighty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being six more than eighty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being seven more than eighty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being eight more than eighty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being nine more than eighty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being ten more than eighty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than ninety

(cardinal is similar to ...) being two more than ninety

(cardinal is similar to ...) being three more than ninety

(cardinal is similar to ...) being four more than ninety

(cardinal is similar to ...) being five more than ninety

(cardinal is similar to ...) being six more than ninety

(cardinal is similar to ...) being seven more than ninety

(cardinal is similar to ...) being eight more than ninety

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one less than one hundred and nine more than ninety

(cardinal is similar to ...) being ten more than ninety

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one more than one hundred

(cardinal is similar to ...) being five more than one hundred

(cardinal is similar to ...) being ten more than one hundred

(cardinal is similar to ...) being five more than one hundred ten

(cardinal is similar to ...) being ten more than one hundred ten

(cardinal is similar to ...) being five more than one hundred twenty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being ten more than one hundred twenty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being five more than one hundred thirty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being ten more than one hundred thirty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being five more than one hundred forty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being ten more than one hundred forty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being five more than one hundred fifty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being ten more than one hundred fifty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being five more than one hundred sixty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being ten more than one hundred sixty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being five more than one hundred seventy

(cardinal is similar to ...) being ten more than one hundred seventy

(cardinal is similar to ...) being ten more than one hundred eighty

(cardinal is similar to ...) being ten more than one hundred ninety

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one hundred more than two hundred

(cardinal is similar to ...) being one hundred more than three hundred

(cardinal is similar to ...) denoting a quantity consisting of 500 items or units

(cardinal is similar to ...) denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units

(cardinal is similar to ...) denoting a quantity consisting of 10,000 items or units

(cardinal is similar to ...) (in Roman numerals, C written with a macron over it) denoting a quantity consisting of 100,000 items or units

(cardinal is similar to ...) (in Roman numerals, M written with a macron over it) denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000,000 items or units

(cardinal is similar to ...) denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States

(cardinal is similar to ...) denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain

(cardinal is similar to ...) one million million in the United States

(cardinal is similar to ...) one quintillion in Great Britain

(cardinal is similar to ...) very large indeterminate number

"a zillion people were there"

Definition 6: serving as an essential component - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cardinal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a cardinal rule
  • the central cause of the problem
  • an example that was fundamental to the argument
  • computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure

Synonyms for cardinal in the sense of this definition

(cardinal is similar to ...) of great significance or value

"important people" "the important questions of the day"

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