Noun : word used to represent a cardinal number
- 1678 — Edward Phillips, The new world of English words: or, a new general dictionary, (first ed. 1658)
- Cardinal numerals, are those which express the number of things.
- 1808, William Neilson, An Introduction to the Irish Language, page 103
- In speaking of the succession of kings, and the like, the cardinal numeral is rather used than the ordinal; as, Seoirse an tri, George the third; rather than Seoirse an treas.
- 1872 — Richard Morris, Historical outlines of English accidence, p.110
- Numbers may be considered under their divisions — Cardinal, Ordinal, and Indefinite Numerals.
- 1993 — William W. Derbyshire, A Basic Reference Grammar of Slovene (Columbus, Ohio: Slavica Publishers, Inc.), p.56
- The cardinal numeral ‘one’ occurs in the singular and is declined like bogàt.
- 2002 — Laurie Bauer & Rodney Huddleston, "Lexical word-formation", p1621-1722 in The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, p1716
- Numerals cut across the division between syntax and morphology: cardinal numerals expressing numbers below 100 are single words, while those expressing higher numbers are syntactically composite.
- 2005 — F. M. Wheelock, Wheelock’s Latin, 6th ed. revised (New York: Harper Resources, 2005), p.97
- In Latin most cardinal numerals through 100 are indeclinable adjectives.