1. Noun.  (baseball) A player on the team "The St. Louis Cardinals".
  2. Noun.  (American football) A player on the team "Arizona Cardinals".
  3. Noun.  A sports team or a player on a sports team at Stanford University.
  4. Noun.  A student or player on a sports team at the University of Louisville.
  5. Adjective.  Of fundamental importance; crucial, pivotal.
  6. Adjective.  (nautical) Of or relating to the '''cardinal''' directions (north, south, east and west).
  7. Adjective.  Describing a "natural" number used to indicate quantity (e.g., one, two, three), as opposed to an ordinal number indicating relative position.
  8. Adjective.  Having a bright red color (from the color of a Catholic cardinal's cassock).
  9. Noun.  A number indicating quantity, or the size of a set, e.g., one, two, three. (See Wikipedia article on Cardinal number.).
  10. Noun.  An official in the Catholic Church, ranking only below the Pope and the patriarchs. (See Wikipedia article on Catholic cardinals.).
  11. Noun.  A songbird of the finch family, ''Cardinalis cardinalis''.
  12. Noun.  Any of various related passerine birds of the family ''Cardinalidae''. (See Wikipedia article on cardinal birds.).
  13. Noun.  A shade of scarlet associated with the colour of a Catholic cardinal's cassock.

This is an unmodified, but possibly outdated, definition from Wiktionary and used here under the Creative Commons license. Wiktionary is a great resource. If you like it too, please donate to Wikimedia.

This entry was last updated on RefTopia from its source on 3/20/2012.