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cordial


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cordial  \Cor"dial\  (k?r"jal,  formally  k?rd"yal;  106,  277),  a. 
  [LL.  cordialis  fr  L.  cor  heart:  cf  F.  cordial.  See 
  {Heart}.] 
  1.  Proceeding  from  the  heart.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  rib  with  cordial  spirits  warm.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Hearty;  sincere;  warm;  affectionate. 
 
  He  .  .  .  with  looks  of  cordial  love  Hung  over  her 
  enamored.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Tending  to  revive,  cheer,  or  invigorate;  giving  strength 
  or  spirits. 
 
  Behold  this  cordial  julep  here  That  flames  and 
  dances  in  his  crystal  bounds.  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  Hearty;  sincere;  heartfelt;  warm;  affectionate; 
  cheering;  invigorating.  See  {Hearty}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cordial  \Cor"dial\,  n. 
  1.  Anything  that  comforts,  gladdens,  and  exhilarates. 
 
  Charms  to  my  sight,  and  cordials  to  my  mind. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  (Med)  Any  invigorating  and  stimulating  preparation;  as  a 
  peppermint  cordial. 
 
  3.  (Com.)  Aromatized  and  sweetened  spirit,  used  as  a 
  beverage;  a  liqueur. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cordial 
  adj  1:  diffusing  warmth  and  friendliness;  "an  affable  smile";  "an 
  amiable  gathering";  "cordial  relations";  "a  cordial 
  greeting";  "a  genial  host"  [syn:  {affable},  {amiable}, 
  {genial}] 
  2:  showing  warm  and  heartfelt  friendliness;  "gave  us  a  cordial 
  reception";  "a  hearty  welcome"  [syn:  {hearty}] 
  3:  sincerely  or  intensely  felt;  "a  cordial  regard  for  his 
  visitor's  comfort";  "a  cordial  abhorrence  of  waste";  "a 
  fervent  hope"  [syn:  {fervent}] 
  n  :  strong  highly  flavored  sweet  liquor  usually  drunk  after  a 
  meal  [syn:  {liqueur}] 




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