Definitions for ordinalˈɔr dn əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•di•nalˈɔr dn əl(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to an order, as of animals or plants.

  2. of or pertaining to order, rank, or position in a series.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. (n.)an ordinal number or numeral.

Origin of ordinal:

1590–1600; < LL ōrdinālis in order


or•di•nalˈɔr dn əl(n.)

  1. a directory of ecclesiastical services.

    Category: Religion

  2. a book containing the forms for the ordination of priests, consecration of bishops, etc.

    Category: Religion

Origin of ordinal:

1350–1400; ME < ML ōrdinālis. See ordinal1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ordinal number, ordinal, no.(adj)

    the number designating place in an ordered sequence

  2. ordinal(adj)

    of or relating to a taxonomic order

    "family and ordinal names of animals and plants"

  3. ordinal(adj)

    being or denoting a numerical order in a series

    "ordinal numbers"; "held an ordinal rank of seventh"


  1. ordinal(Noun)

    An ordinal number such as first, second and third.

    The most common numerals in Latin, as in English, are the "cardinals"...and the "ordinals"... u2014 F. M. Wheelock, Wheelocku2019s Latin, 6th ed. revised (2005), p97

  2. ordinal(Noun)

    A book used in the ordination of Anglican ministers, or in certain Roman Catholic services

  3. ordinal(Adjective)

    Of a number, indicating position in a sequence.

  4. Origin: ordinalis, adjective formed from noun ordo, order, + adjective suffix -alis

Anagrams of ordinal

  1. Lorinda

Translations for ordinal

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the numbers which show order in a series ie first, second, third etc.

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