# Definitions and Synonyms of *cardinal* | Another word for *cardinal* | What is *cardinal? *

*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

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

*(... is a member of **cardinal*) cardinals

*cardinal*) cardinals

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

*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

*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

*cardinal*) (Roman Catholic Church) the head of the College of Cardinals

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

*cardinal*) Italian cardinal and theologian (1542-1621)

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

*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*) (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"*