cardinal

Part of speech: adjective

Of prime importance; chief.

Part of speech: adjective

Of a rich red color; vermilion.

Part of speech: noun

One of the princes of the Roman Catholic Church.

Part of speech: noun

The American red bird, a red crested finch. cardinalbird.

Part of speech: noun

A bright and rich red color.

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Usage examples "cardinal":

  1. He has a good right to reckon confidently on a Cardinal’ s Hat; and yet it is known that he, like almost all the Hungarians, will come forward to oppose the definition, and will probably speak against it to- morrow. - "Letters From Rome on the Council", Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger.
  2. Once more the Cardinal paused: only for a second this time. - "The Tangled Skein", Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy.
  3. He would throw the Cardinal into the river in an instant. - "Cinq Mars, Complete", Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009.