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cardinal

car·di·nal

cardinal

pronunciation:
kar d nl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: in the Roman Catholic Church, an official appointed by the pope and second in rank to him.
similar words:
archbishop, bishop, prelate, priest
definition 2: a North American crested grosbeak, of which the male has bright red plumage and a black face and throat.
 
similar words:
bird, finch, grosbeak, songbird
definition 3: a cardinal number.
synonyms:
prime
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: first and foremost in importance.
a cardinal sina cardinal rule
synonyms:
first, foremost, main, primary, prime, principal
antonyms:
secondary, unimportant
similar words:
basic, capital, central, chief, essential, fundamental, key, lead, leading, master
derivations: cardinally (adv.), cardinalship (n.)
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