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Cordial definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CORDIAL, a. [L., the heart.]
1. Proceeding from the heart; hearty; sincere; not hypocritical; warm; affectionate.
With looks of cordial love.
We give our friends a cordial reception.
2. Reviving the spirits; cheering; invigorating; giving strength or spirits; as cordial waters.
1. In medicine, that which suddenly excites the system, and increases the action of the heart or circulation when languid; any medicine which increases strength, raises the spirits, and gives life and cheerfulness to a person when weak and depressed.
2. Any thing that comforts, gladdens and exhilarates; as, good news is a cordial to the mind.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host" [syn: affable, amiable, cordial, genial]
2: politely warm and friendly; "a cordial handshake"
3: sincerely or intensely felt; "a cordial regard for his visitor's comfort"; "a cordial abhorrence of waste" n
1: strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal [syn: liqueur, cordial]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin cordialis, from Latin cord-, cor heart more at heart Date: 14th century 1. obsolete of or relating to the heart ; vital 2. tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate <bottles full of excellent cordial waters Daniel Defoe> 3. a. sincerely or deeply felt <a cordial dislike for each other> b. warmly and genially affable <cordial relations> Synonyms: see gracious cordially adverb cordialness noun II. noun Date: 14th century 1. a stimulating medicine or drink 2. liqueur

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. 1 heartfelt, sincere. 2 warm, friendly. --n. 1 a fruit-flavoured drink. 2 a comforting or pleasant-tasting medicine. Derivatives: cordiality n. cordially adv. Etymology: ME f. med.L cordialis f. L cor cordis heart

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(cordials) 1. Cordial means friendly. (FORMAL) He had never known him to be so chatty and cordial... ? hostile ADJ cordially They all greeted me very cordially and were eager to talk about the new project. ADV: ADV with v 2. Cordial is a sweet non-alcoholic drink made from fruit juice. (BRIT) N-MASS

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. a. 1. Hearty, warm, ardent, affectionate, earnest, sincere, heartfelt. 2. Grateful, pleasant, refreshing, invigorating, restorative. II. n. 1. Stomachic, stomachal, stimulating medicine. 2. Liqueur, aromatized spirit.

Moby Thesaurus

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