US: /ˈkɑɹdənəɫ/, /ˈkɑɹdɪnəɫ/
UK: /kˈɑːdɪnə‍l/

English Vietnamese dictionary

cardinal /'kɑ:dinl/
  • tính từ
    • chính, chủ yếu, cốt yếu
      • cardinal factor: nhân tố chủ yếu
    • (ngôn ngữ học) (thuộc) số lượng
      • cardinal numerals: số từ số lượng
    • đỏ thắm
    • cardinal points
      • bốn phương
  • danh từ
    • giáo chủ áo đỏ, giáo chủ hồng y
    • màu đỏ thắm
    • (như) cardinal-bird

Advanced English dictionary

noun, adjective
+ noun
1 a priest of the highest rank in the Roman Catholic Church. Cardinals elect and advise the POPE: Cardinal Hume
2 (also cardinal number) a number, such as 1, 2 and 3, used to show quantity rather than order
Compare: ORDINAL
3 a N American bird. The male cardinal is bright red.
+ adjective [only before noun] (formal) most important; having other things based on it: Respect for life is a cardinal principle of English law.

Thesaurus dictionary

important, chief, key, special, main, central, principal, prime, primary, essential, necessary, fundamental; supreme, paramount, highest, first, foremost, leading, pre-eminent:
The cardinal virtues are justice, prudence, temperance, and fortitude, to which some writers add faith, hope, and charity.

Concise English dictionary

+(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
+the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order
+a variable color averaging a vivid red
+crested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male
+serving as an essential component
+being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order