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col

[kol; French kawl] /kɒl; French kɔl/
noun, plural cols
[kolz; French kawl] /kɒlz; French kɔl/ (Show IPA)
1.
Physical Geography. a pass or depression in a mountain range or ridge.
2.
Meteorology. the region of relatively low pressure between two anticyclones.
Origin of col
1850-1855
1850-55; < French < Latin collum neck

COL

1.
cost of living.

col-1

1.
variant of com- before l: collateral.

col-2

1.
variant of colo- before a vowel:
colectomy.

Col.

col.1

1.
(in prescriptions) strain.
Origin
< Latin colā

col.2

1.
2.
3.
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  • Seven years previously Mr. Huxley and myself had attempted to reach this col from the other side.

  • col's bowl was finished; and by that time we were well warmed.

    James Boswell William Keith Leask
  • It was found necessary to abandon the Donon and the col de Sapt.

  • I am going to stop the passages by Ventimiglia and the col di Tende.

    Dross Henry Seton Merriman
  • Upon the very top of the col I spread my plaid, and with the appetites of hungry eagles we attacked our chicken and mutton.

British Dictionary definitions for col

col

/kɒl; French kɔl/
noun
1.
the lowest point of a ridge connecting two mountain peaks, often constituting a pass
2.
(meteorol) a pressure region between two anticyclones and two depressions, associated with variable weather
Word Origin
C19: from French: neck, col, from Latin collum neck

col-1

prefix
1.
a variant of com- collateral

col-2

prefix
1.
a variant of colo- colectomy

col.

abbreviation
1.
column

Col.

abbreviation
1.
Colombia(n)
2.
Colonel
3.
(Bible) Colossians
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Word Origin and History for col

col-

form of Latin com- before stems beginning in -l- (see com-).

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col in Medicine

col (kŏl)
n.
A craterlike area of the interproximal oral mucosa joining the lingual and buccal interdental papillae.

col- 1
pref.
Variant of com-.

col- 2
pref.
Variant of colo-.

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Related Abbreviations for col

Col

colonial

COL

1.
Colorado Rockies
2.
Columba (constellation)
3.
computer-oriented language
4.
cost of living
5.
Council on Ocean Law

col.

1.
collect
2.
college
3.
colony
4.
colophon
5.
color
6.
column

Col.

1.
Colombia
2.
Colombian
3.
colonel
4.
Colorado
5.
Colossians
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