cardinal sign

noun Astrology.

any of the four astrological signs, Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn, that begin at the equinoxes and solstices, thus marking the beginning of the seasons: characterized by the attribute of strong initiative.

Nearby words

  1. cardinal ligament,
  2. cardinal number,
  3. cardinal numbers,
  4. cardinal point,
  5. cardinal points,
  6. cardinal sin,
  7. cardinal spider,
  8. cardinal symptom,
  9. cardinal system,
  10. cardinal tetra

Compare quadruplicity.

Origin of cardinal sign

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019