Definitions for cordial
ˈkɔr dʒəl; esp. Brit. -di əlcor·dial
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word cordial.
strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal
affable, amiable, cordial, genialadjective
diffusing warmth and friendliness
"an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"
politely warm and friendly
"a cordial handshake"
sincerely or intensely felt
"a cordial regard for his visitor's comfort"; "a cordial abhorrence of waste"
A concentrated noncarbonated soft drink which is diluted with water before drinking.
A pleasant-tasting medicine.
A liqueur prepared using the infusion process.
A candy (or bonbon) usually made of milk chocolate, filled with small fruits (often maraschino cherries) and syrup or fondant.
Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate.
Said of someone radiating warmth and friendliness; genial.
Tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength or spirits.
Etymology: From cordial#Adjective_2, from cordialis, from cor.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
It is a thing I make, which hath the king
Five times redeem’d from death: I do not know
What is more cordial. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.
He only took cordial waters, in which we infused sometimes purgatives. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.
Doctrines are infused among Christians, which are apt to obstruct or intercept the cordial superstructing of Christian life or renovation, where the foundation is duly laid. Henry Hammond.
With looks of cordial love,
Hung over her enamour’d. John Milton.
Etymology: from cor, the heart, Latin.
A cordial, properly speaking, is not always what increaseth the force of the heart; for, by increasing that, the animal may be weakened, as in inflammatory diseases. Whatever increaseth the natural or animal strength, the force of moving the fluids and muscles, is a cordial: these are such substances as bring the serum of the blood into the properest condition for circulation and nutrition; as broths made of animal substances, milk, ripe fruits, and whatever is endued with a wholsome but not pungent taste. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.
Then with some cordials seek for to appease
The inward languor of my wounded heart,
And then my body shall have shortly ease;
But such sweet cordials pass physicians art. Edmund Spenser.
Comfort, like cordials after death, comes late. Dryden.
Your warrior offspring that upheld the crown,
The scarlet honour of your peaceful gown,
Are the most pleasing objects I can find,
Charms to my sight, and cordials to my mind. Dryden.
Cordial is an adjective that describes behavior that is sincere, warm, friendly, and pleasant, often during an interaction or relationship. It can also refer to a sweet fruit-flavored drink, usually enjoyed as an after-dinner beverage or used as a mixer in cocktails.
proceeding from the heart
hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate
tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength or spirits
anything that comforts, gladdens, and exhilarates
any invigorating and stimulating preparation; as, a peppermint cordial
aromatized and sweetened spirit, used as a beverage; a liqueur
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kor′di-al, adj. hearty: with warmth of heart: sincere: affectionate: reviving the heart or spirits.—n. anything which revives or comforts the heart: a medicine or drink for refreshing the spirits.—adjs. Cor′date (bot.), heart-shaped; Cor′dial-heart′ed.—v.i. Cor′dialise, to become cordial, to fraternise.—ns. Cordial′ity, Cor′dialness.—adv. Cor′dially.—adj. Cor′diform, in the form of a heart. [Fr.,—L. cor, cordis, the heart.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cordial is ranked #46902 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Cordial surname appeared 453 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Cordial.
88% or 399 total occurrences were White.
5.3% or 24 total occurrences were Asian.
3.9% or 18 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.9% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.
The numerical value of cordial in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of cordial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
I had a cordial, pleasant phone conversation with Mr. Trump. I congratulated him on winning the Republican nomination for President, i know Mr. Trump is reaching out to many people, throughout the party and the country, to solicit their advice and opinions. I believe this is a wise move on his part.
The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms, Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.
They were very cordial the entire time ... even before and after the Spratly islands transit, when they left us they said, 'Hey, we're not going to be with you anymore. Wish you a pleasant voyage. Hope to see you again'.
It was less than cordial, because there were a lot of concerns there, but I tried very hard to explain to them that this is not a splinter group, that we are veterans and happen to be gay.
Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, great as each may be, their highest comfort given to the sorrowful is a cordial introduction into another's woe. Sorrow's the great community in which all men born of woman are members at one time or another.
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Translations for cordial
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- приветлив, сироп, сърдечен, топъл, задушевенBulgarian
- herzlich, Likör, SirupGerman
- siirup, südamlik, puuviljaliköörEstonian
- mehutiiviste, konvehti, sydämellinen, likööriFinnish
- alúðlegur, hjartanlegurIcelandic
- кордиал, тёплый, радушный, конфета, ликёр, сироп, душевный, наливка, сердечныйRussian
- likör, samimi, konsantre içecek, içtenTurkish
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