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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.
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Origin of col

1850–55; <French <Latin collum neck

Other definitions for col (2 of 7)

COL

cost of living.

Other definitions for col (3 of 7)

col-1

variant of com- before l: collateral.

Other definitions for col (4 of 7)

col-2

variant of colo- before a vowel: colectomy.

Other definitions for col (5 of 7)

col.1

abbreviation
(in prescriptions) strain.

Origin of col.

1
From the Latin word colā

Other definitions for col (6 of 7)

col.2

abbreviation

Other definitions for col (7 of 7)

Col.

abbreviation
Colombia.
Colonel.
Colorado.
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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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Medical definitions for col (1 of 3)

col
[ kŏl ]

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

Medical definitions for col (2 of 3)

col- 11

pref.
Variant ofcom-

Medical definitions for col (3 of 3)

col- 22

pref.
Variant ofcolo-
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