A Word A Day : Cardinal
Saturday, 22nd September 2007 : Today's Word is ...
Cardinal( Adjective & Noun )
Pronunciation : kar-dnel
1. Of foremost importance
2. Dark to deep or vivid red
3. A short hooded cloak, originally of scarlet cloth, worn by women in the 18th century
4. A high church officialEtymology:
Middle English, from Late Latin cardinlis, principal, pivotal, from Latin, serving as a hinge, from card, cardin-, hingeSynonyms:
4. UnnecessaryContextual Examples:
• Ths cardinal
principle behind his approach was that never to hurt others.
• At first Wolsey, the great Cardinal
and friend of Henry VIII, was Skelton's friend too.Related Word:
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