2. Proper noun. (American football) The team Arizona Cardinals. ¹
3. Proper noun. A sports team at the University of Louisville. ¹
4. Noun. (plural of cardinal) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Cardinals
1. cardinal [n] - See also: cardinal
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cardinals
Literary usage of Cardinals
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Finally, the cardinals were put in charge of several of the great offices ... In the Middle Ages the cardinals attempted more than once to secure over the ..."
2. History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages: Der Wendepunkt der Renaissance by Woldemar von Seidlitz, Ferdinand Gregorovius, Annie Hamilton (1906)
"On Gregory's death the cardinals sent to the heads of ... All the bridges and gates were occupied to prevent the flight of the cardinals and to impose a ..."
3. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"69 The origin, titles, importance, dress, precedency, &c., of the Roman cardinals, are very ably discussed by Thomassin, (Discipline de 1'Eglise, ..."
4. History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages by Ferdinand Gregorovius, Annie Hamilton, Irving Stone (1898)
"ABANDONED IN ROME—S. CATHERINE—NEW Cardinals ELECTED IN ROME—BULL OF EXCOMMUNICATION. On Gregory's death the cardinals sent to the heads of the republic, ..."
5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"However, he had embittered some of the cardinals through gross harshness and indiscriminate censure of prevalent abuses in the college of cardinals and in ..."