What does cordial mean?

Definitions for cordialˈkɔr dʒəl; esp. Brit. -di əl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cordial.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. liqueur, cordial(adj)

    strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal

  2. affable, amiable, cordial, genial(adj)

    diffusing warmth and friendliness

    "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"

  3. cordial(adj)

    politely warm and friendly

    "a cordial handshake"

  4. cordial(adj)

    sincerely or intensely felt

    "a cordial regard for his visitor's comfort"; "a cordial abhorrence of waste"


  1. cordial(Noun)

    A concentrated noncarbonated soft drink which is diluted with water before drinking.

  2. cordial(Noun)

    A pleasant-tasting medicine.

  3. cordial(Noun)

    A liqueur prepared using the infusion process.

  4. cordial(Noun)

    A candy (or bonbon) usually made of milk chocolate, filled with small fruits (often maraschino cherries) and syrup or fondant.

  5. cordial(Adjective)

    Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate.

  6. cordial(Adjective)

    Said of someone radiating warmth and friendliness; genial.

  7. cordial(Adjective)

    Tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength or spirits.

  8. Origin: From cordial#Adjective_2, from cordialis, from cor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cordial(adj)

    proceeding from the heart

  2. Cordial(adj)

    hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate

  3. Cordial(adj)

    tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength or spirits

  4. Cordial(noun)

    anything that comforts, gladdens, and exhilarates

  5. Cordial(noun)

    any invigorating and stimulating preparation; as, a peppermint cordial

  6. Cordial(noun)

    aromatized and sweetened spirit, used as a beverage; a liqueur

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cordial

    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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cordial in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cordial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gustavo Marangoni:

    Companies invest in other countries to earn money, our idea is to find the right balance by sitting down and negotiating in a more cordial way to get to solutions by consensus.

  2. Bryan Bishop:

    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.

  3. Robert Francis:

    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'.

  4. Muhammadu Samaru:

    We feel dehumanized and betrayed by the Nigerian government, there can never be any trust and any cordial relations between us and the soldiers unless they change their ways. This is not the first time they are killing us.

  5. Seán O'Casey:

    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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