Meaning of ORDINAL in English


ordinal 1

— ordinally , adv.

/awr"dn euhl/ , adj.

1. of or pertaining to an order, as of animals or plants.

2. of or pertaining to order, rank, or position in a series.


3. an ordinal number or numeral.

[ 1590-1600; ordinalis in order equiv. to L ordin- (s. of ordo ) ORDER + -alis -AL 1 ]

ordinal 2

/awr"dn euhl/ , n.

1. a directory of ecclesiastical services.

2. a book containing the forms for the ordination of priests, consecration of bishops, etc.

[ 1350-1400; ME ordinale, n. use of neut. of ordinalis in order. See ORDINAL 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .