col

[ kol; French kawl ]
/ kɒl; French kɔl /
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noun, plural cols [kolz; French kawl] /kɒlz; French kɔl/.

Physical Geography. a pass or depression in a mountain range or ridge.
Meteorology. the region of relatively low pressure between two anticyclones.

Origin of col

1850–55; < French < Latin collum neck

Definition for col (2 of 7)

COL


cost of living.

Definition for col (3 of 7)

col.

1

(in prescriptions) strain.

Origin of col.

1
From the Latin word colā

Definition for col (4 of 7)

Definition for col (5 of 7)

Definition for col (6 of 7)

col-

1

variant of com- before l: collateral.

Definition for col (7 of 7)

col-

2

variant of colo- before a vowel: colectomy.
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British Dictionary definitions for col (1 of 5)

col

/ (kɒl, French kɔl) /

noun

the lowest point of a ridge connecting two mountain peaks, often constituting a pass
meteorol a pressure region between two anticyclones and two depressions, associated with variable weather

Word Origin for col

C19: from French: neck, col, from Latin collum neck

British Dictionary definitions for col (2 of 5)

col-

1

prefix

a variant of com- collateral

British Dictionary definitions for col (3 of 5)

col-

2

prefix

a variant of colo- colectomy

British Dictionary definitions for col (4 of 5)

col.


abbreviation for

column

British Dictionary definitions for col (5 of 5)

Col.


abbreviation for

Colombia(n)
Colonel
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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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Medicine definitions for col

col

[ kŏl ]

n.

A craterlike area of the interproximal oral mucosa joining the lingual and buccal interdental papillae.
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