[kawr-juh l or, esp. British, -dee-uh l] /ˈkɔr dʒəl or, esp. British, -di əl/
courteous and gracious; friendly; warm:
a cordial reception.
invigorating the heart; stimulating.
a cordial dislike.
Archaic. of or relating to the heart.
a strong, sweetened, aromatic alcoholic liquor; liqueur.
a stimulating medicine.
anything that invigorates or exhilarates.
warm and friendly: a cordial greeting
giving heart; stimulating
a drink with a fruit base, usually sold in concentrated form and diluted with water before being drunk: lime cordial
another word for liqueur
late 15c., “by heart,” from cordial + -ly (2). Meaning “heartily” is from 1530s; weakened sense of “with friendliness” is attested by 1781.
late 14c., “of the heart,” from Middle French cordial, from Medieval Latin cordialis “of or for the heart,” from Latin cor (genitive cordis) “heart” (see heart). Meaning “heartfelt, from the heart” is mid-15c. The noun is late 14c., originally “medicine, food, or drink that stimulates the heart.” Related: Cordiality.
[kawr-dee-uh-rahyt] /ˈkɔr di əˌraɪt/ noun 1. a strongly dichroic blue mineral consisting of a silicate of magnesium, aluminum, and iron: common in metamorphic rocks. /ˈkɔːdɪəˌraɪt/ noun 1. a grey or violet-blue dichroic mineral that consists of magnesium aluminium iron silicate in orthorhombic crystalline form and is found in metamorphic rocks. Formula: (Mg,Fe)2AL4Si5O18.nH2O Also called dichroite, […]
[kawr-duh-fawrm] /ˈkɔr dəˌfɔrm/ adjective 1. being in the shape of a ; heart-shaped. /ˈkɔːdɪˌfɔːm/ adjective 1. heart-shaped cordiform cor·di·form (kôr’də-fôrm’) adj. Heart-shaped.
- Cordiform pelvis
cordiform pelvis n. See cordate pelvis.
- Cordiform uterus
cordiform uterus n. An incomplete bicornate uterus with a wedge-shaped depression at the fundus.