the four chief directions of the compass; the north, south, east, and west points.
the four main points of the compass: north, south, east, and west
any of the four astrological signs, Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn, that begin at the equinoxes and solstices, thus marking the beginning of the seasons: characterized by the attribute of strong initiative.
- Cardinal sin
noun (theol) any of the seven deadly sins (informal) an unforgivable error or misjudgment: lack of impartiality is considered a cardinal sin in broadcasting circles Contemporary Examples I was sure the owner committed the cardinal sin of improperly storing his wine, and I smote him with all the fervor of a zealot. The Myth About […]
- Cardinal spider
noun a large house spider, Tegenaria parietina
- Cardinal symptom
cardinal symptom cardinal symptom n. The primary or major symptom by which a diagnosis is made. Historical Examples Here, indeed, lies properly the cardinal symptom of the whole wide-spread malady. The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle