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[kahr-dif] /ˈkɑr dɪf/
a seaport in South Glamorgan, in SE Wales. Unabridged
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  • Stripped of its filmy housings, naked, muscular and comely, the majestic Cardiff Giant loomed above me!

    Sketches New and Old, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • I walked forty miles to Cardiff Fair and didn't dance like this.

    The House Under the Sea Sir Max Pemberton
  • Cardiff as a village antedates the Conquest, but as a metropolis of two hundred thousand, it is quite recent.

    In Unfamiliar England Thomas Dowler Murphy
  • Cardiff Castle was much more than a place of defence; it was the seat of government.

    Medival Wales A. G. Little
  • Left Cardiff about six in the morning, and reached Newport about ten, where many came from Pontypool and other parts to hear me.

British Dictionary definitions for Cardiff


the capital of Wales, situated in the southeast, in Cardiff county borough: formerly an important port; seat of the Welsh assembly (1999); university (1883). Pop: 292 150 (2001)
a county borough in SE Wales, created in 1996 from part of South Glamorgan. Pop: 315 100 (2003 est). Area: 139 sq km (54 sq miles)
Welsh name Caerdydd
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