col

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noun

col

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abbreviation (1)

1
colonial
2
colony
3
color; colored
4
column
5
counsel

col

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abbreviation (2)

variants or coll
1
collateral
2
collect; collected; collection
3
college; collegiate

Col

4 of 7

abbreviation (3)

1
colonel
2
Colorado
3
Colossians

COL

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abbreviation (4)

1
colonel
2
cost of living

col-

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prefix

see com-

col-

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combining form

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

Examples of col in a Sentence

Noun a remote col in the Alps
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
The highest point of the trail is at 3,008 feet, on a viewless col (the lowest point between peaks) off of Blue Mountain. Jessica McKenzie, National Geographic, 16 Nov. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

French, from Middle French, neck, from Latin collum

Combining form

New Latin, from Latin colon

First Known Use

Noun

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of col was in 1853

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Cite this Entry

“Col.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/col. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

col-

see com-

Medical Definition

col

abbreviation
1
colony
2
color

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