What does cordial mean?

Definitions for cordial
ˈkɔr dʒəl; esp. Brit. -di əlcor·dial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. liqueur, cordialadjective

    strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal

  2. affable, amiable, cordial, genialadjective

    diffusing warmth and friendliness

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

  3. cordialadjective

    politely warm and friendly

    "a cordial handshake"

  4. cordialadjective

    sincerely or intensely felt

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

Wiktionary

  1. cordialnoun

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

    Etymology: From cordial#Adjective_2, from cordialis, from cor.

  2. cordialnoun

    A pleasant-tasting medicine.

    Etymology: From cordial#Adjective_2, from cordialis, from cor.

  3. cordialnoun

    A liqueur prepared using the infusion process.

    Etymology: From cordial#Adjective_2, from cordialis, from cor.

  4. cordialnoun

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

    Etymology: From cordial#Adjective_2, from cordialis, from cor.

  5. cordialadjective

    Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate.

    Etymology: From cordial#Adjective_2, from cordialis, from cor.

  6. cordialadjective

    Said of someone radiating warmth and friendliness; genial.

    Etymology: From cordial#Adjective_2, from cordialis, from cor.

  7. cordialadjective

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

    Etymology: From cordial#Adjective_2, from cordialis, from cor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cordialadjective

    proceeding from the heart

  2. Cordialadjective

    hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate

  3. Cordialadjective

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

  4. Cordialnoun

    anything that comforts, gladdens, and exhilarates

  5. Cordialnoun

    any invigorating and stimulating preparation; as, a peppermint cordial

  6. Cordialnoun

    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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of cordial in a Sentence

  1. Joshua Liebman:

    Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.

  2. Gordon Sondland:

    Indeed, over the spring and summer of 2019, I received nothing but cordial responses from Ambassador Bolton and Dr. Hill. Nothing was ever raised to me about any concerns regarding our Ukrainian policy.

  3. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu:

    Nobody can deny but religion is a comfort to the distressed, a cordial to the sick, and sometimes a restraint on the wicked; therefore whoever would argue or laugh it out of the world without giving some equivalent for it ought to be treated as a common enemy.

  4. Chuck Schumer:

    I met with Bernie Sanders on Thursday, we had a cordial conversation, i said,' we need witnesses and documents, it's only fair, it's only right.' Bernie Sanders said,' no.' I said,' Please think about it over these holidays.' Let's hope Bernie Sanders is.

  5. 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.

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