col

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

1850–55; < French < Latin collum neck

COL

  1. cost of living.

col.

1
  1. (in prescriptions) strain.

Origin of col.

1
From the Latin word colā

col.

2

Col.

col-

1
  1. variant of com- before l: collateral.

col-

2
  1. variant of colo- before a vowel: colectomy.
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British Dictionary definitions for col

col

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 for col

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 for
  1. column

Col.

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