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Definition of col

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Definition of col (Entry 2 of 7)

1 colonial
2 colony
3 color; colored
4 column
5 counsel
variants: or coll

Definition of col (Entry 3 of 7)

1 collateral
2 collect; collected; collection
3 college; collegiate

Definition of Col (Entry 4 of 7)

1 colonel
2 Colorado
3 Colossians

Definition of COL (Entry 5 of 7)

1 colonel
2 cost of living



Definition of col- (Entry 6 of 7)

— see com-
variants: or coli- or colo-

Definition of col- (Entry 7 of 7)

1 : colon colitis colostomy
2 [New Latin Escherichia coli, species of colon bacillus] : E. coli coliform coliphage

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Synonyms for col

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of col in a Sentence

Noun a remote col in the Alps

First Known Use of col


1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for col


French, from Middle French, neck, from Latin collum

Combining form

New Latin, from Latin colon

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“Col.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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Kids Definition of Col.

1 colonel
2 Colorado


Kids Definition of col-

see com-

Medical Definition of col

1 colony
2 color

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