col

noun
\ ˈkäl How to pronounce col (audio) \

Definition of col

 (Entry 1 of 7)

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

col-

prefix

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

Noun

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for col

Noun

French, from Middle French, neck, from Latin collum

Combining form

New Latin, from Latin colon

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Cite this Entry

“Col.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/col. Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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Kids Definition of col.

column

Kids Definition of Col.

1 colonel
2 Colorado

col-

Kids Definition of col-

see com-

Medical Definition of col

1 colony
2 color

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