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]
- Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate.
- 1885, George Washington Schuyler, Colonial New York: Philip
Schuyler and His Family, C. Scribner's Sons
- The relations between the Earl of Bellomont and Colonel Schuyler were formal, but not cordial from the first.
- 1885, George Washington Schuyler, Colonial New York: Philip Schuyler and His Family, C. Scribner's Sons
- Tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength or spirits.
- A candy (or bonbon) usually made of milk chocolate, filled with small fruits (often maraschino cherries) and syrup or fondant.
- A liqueur prepared
using the infusion process.
- 1908, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, L. C. Page
- [Marilla] had put the bottle of raspberry cordial down in the cellar instead of in the closet [...].
- 1908, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, L. C. Page & Co.
- In the context of "UK|Australia": A concentrated noncarbonated soft drink which is diluted with water before drinking.
- warm (something that causes warmth)
Cordial may refer to:
(drink), an extremely sweet non-alcoholic fruit flavoured drink
concentrate that is diluted with water to taste. It is most popular
in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
- Syrup may refer to a similar beverage in the United States.
- Cordial (medicine), any invigorating and stimulating preparation; e.g. peppermint cordial
- Liqueur is often used as a synonym for an "alcoholic cordial". (Subtle differences in usage between the two terms are covered in the article).
- Cordial (candy), a type of candy, in which a fruit filling is placed within a chocolate shell
cordial in Japanese: コーディアル
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