Definition of Cardinal


  • crested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male
    - cardinal grosbeak - richmondena cardinalis - cardinalis cardinalis
  • a variable color averaging a vivid red
  • the number of elements in a mathematical set
    denotes a quantity but not the order
    - cardinal number
  • (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


  • being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order
    "cardinal numbers"
  • 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"
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Unscramble cardinal

162 unscramble word found using the letters cardinal.

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