[kawr-deel-yuh] /kɔrˈdil yə/
(in Shakespeare’s King Lear) the youngest of Lear’s three daughters and the only one who remains loyal to her father.
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a female given name.
The youngest of the king’s three daughters in the play King Lear, by William Shakespeare. King Lear at first thinks her ungrateful to him because she refuses to flatter him as her sisters do; he soon finds out that she is the only one of the three who genuinely cares for him.
[kawr-dl-eer] /ˌkɔr dlˈɪər/ noun 1. a Franciscan friar: so called from the knotted cord worn as a girdle. 2. Cordeliers, a political club in Paris that met at an old Cordelier convent at the time of the French Revolution. /ˌkɔːdɪˈlɪə/ noun 1. (RC Church) a Franciscan friar of the order of the Friars Minor
[kawr-dl-eer] /ˌkɔr dlˈɪər/ noun 1. a Franciscan friar: so called from the knotted cord worn as a girdle. 2. Cordeliers, a political club in Paris that met at an old Cordelier convent at the time of the French Revolution. /ˌkɔːdɪˈlɪəz/ noun 1. the Cordeliers, a political club founded in 1790 and meeting at an old […]
[kawr-del] /kɔrˈdɛl/ noun 1. a heavy rope formerly used for towing boats on rivers in Canada and the U.S. verb (used with object), cordelled, cordelling. 2. to tow (a boat) by means of a cordelle.
[kawrd] /kɔrd/ noun 1. a string or thin rope made of several strands braided, twisted, or woven together. 2. Electricity. a small, flexible, insulated cable. 3. a ribbed fabric, especially corduroy. 4. a cordlike rib on the surface of cloth. 5. any influence that binds or restrains: cord of marriage. 6. Anatomy. a cordlike structure: […]