cardinal Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"cardinal" in British English

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cardinalnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɑː.dɪ.nəl/  us   /ˈkɑːr-/

cardinal noun [C] (PRIEST)

a ​priest of very high ​rank in the ​RomanCatholic Church: Cardinals ​elect and ​advise the Pope.

cardinal noun [C] (NUMBER)

(also cardinal number) a ​number that ​representsamount, such as 1, 2, 3, ​rather than ​order, such as 1st, 2nd, 3rd

cardinal noun [C] (BIRD)

a ​North American ​bird, the ​male of which has ​brightredfeathers

cardinaladjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈkɑː.dɪ.nəl/  us   /ˈkɑːr-/
of ​greatimportance: a cardinal ​rule/​error/​sin
(Definition of cardinal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cardinal" in American English

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cardinalnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑr·dən·əl/

cardinal noun [C] (PRIEST)

a ​priest of high ​rank in the ​RomanCatholicChurch

cardinal noun [C] (BIRD)

a ​North American ​bird, the ​male of which has ​brightredfeathers and a ​blackface


 us   /ˈkɑrd·ən·əl/

cardinal adjective (IMPORTANT)

of ​greatimportance; ​main: Finding ​food was a cardinal ​concern.
(Definition of cardinal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cardinal”
in Spanish cardinal…
in Vietnamese chủ yếu…
in Malaysian ketua…
in Thai สำคัญ…
in French cardinal…
in German grundsätzlich, Haupt-……
in Chinese (Simplified) 神职人员, (罗马天主教会的)红衣主教,枢机主教…
in Turkish kardinal…
in Russian кардинал…
in Indonesian besar…
in Chinese (Traditional) 神職人員, (羅馬天主教會的)樞機主教,紅衣主教…
in Polish kardynał…
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