1. A packman or itinerant huckster.
2. One who gets his living by trickery or begging. [Prov. or Slang] "The gentleman cadger." Dickens.
(Cadg"er), n. [OF. cagier one who catches hawks. Cf. Cage.] (Hawking) One who carries
hawks on a cadge.
(Cadg"y) a. Cheerful or mirthful, as after good eating or drinking; also, wanton. [Scot. & Prov.
(Ca"di) n. [Turk. See Alcalde.] An inferior magistrate or judge among the Mohammedans, usually
the judge of a town or village.
(Cad"ie, Cad"die) n. A Scotch errand boy, porter, or messenger. [Written also cady.]
Every Scotchman, from the peer to the cadie.
(Ca`di*les"ker) n. [Ar. qad.i judge + al'sker the army, Per. leshker.] A chief judge in the
Turkish empire, so named originally because his jurisdiction extended to the cases of soldiers, who are
now tried only by their own officers.
(Ca*dil"lac) n. [Prob. from Cadillac, a French town.] A large pear, shaped like a flattened
top, used chiefly for cooking. Johnson.
(Cad"is) n. [F.] A kind of coarse serge.
Cadmean victory, a victory that damages the victors as much as the vanquished; probably referring to
the battle in which the soldiers who sprang from the dragon's teeth sown by Cadmus slew each other.
(Cad*me"an) a. [L. Cadmeus, Gr. Kadmei^os, from Ka`dmos which name perhaps means
lit. a man from the East; cf. Heb. qedem east.] Of or pertaining to Cadmus, a fabulous prince of Thebes,
who was said to have introduced into Greece the sixteen simple letters of the alphabet &alpha, &beta,
c, &delta, &epsilon, &iota, &kappa, &lambda, &mu, &nu, &omicron, &pi, &rho, &sigma, &tau, &upsilon.
These are called Cadmean letters.
(Cad"mi*a) n. [L. cadmia calamine, Gr. . Cf. Calamine.] (Min.) An oxide of zinc which collects
on the sides of furnaces where zinc is sublimed. Formerly applied to the mineral calamine.
(Cad"mi*an) a. [R.] See Cadmean.
(Cad"mic) a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, cadmium; as, cadmic sulphide.
Cadmium yellow, a compound of cadmium and sulphur, of an intense yellow color, used as a pigment.
(Cad"mi*um) n. [NL. See Cadmia.] (Chem.) A comparatively rare element related to zinc,
and occurring in some zinc ores. It is a white metal, both ductile and malleable. Symbol Cd. Atomic
weight 111.8. It was discovered by Stromeyer in 1817, who named it from its association with zinc or
(Cad"rans) n. [Cf. F. cadran. Cf. Quadrant.] An instrument with a graduated disk by means
of which the angles of gems are measured in the process of cutting and polishing.
(||Ca"dre) n. [F. cadre, It. quadro square, from L. quadrum, fr. quatuor four.] (Mil.) The
framework or skeleton upon which a regiment is to be formed; the officers of a regiment forming the
staff. [Written also cader.]