collier

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English colier, from col (coal).

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Noun[edit]

The S.S. Wandle, a British collier, arriving on her maiden voyage at the Pool of London in London, England, UK

collier (plural colliers)

  1. A person in the business or occupation of producing (digging or mining) coal or making charcoal or in its transporting or commerce.
    • 1957, H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry, p. 224.
      For this reason, the collier took constant care to keep the covering of earth in good order.
  2. (nautical) A vessel carrying a bulk cargo of coal.
    • 2021 December 1, Nigel Harris, “St Pancras and King's Cross: 1947”, in RAIL, number 945, page 42:
      By 1830, more than two million tons of coal a year, principally from the North East, arrived in London by coastal collier, and that figure reached three million tons by the 1840s.
  3. (nautical) A sailor on such a vessel.
  4. (slang, used by the traveller community) A non-traveller.

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References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

collier c

  1. indefinite plural of collie

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French coler, from Late Latin collāre.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

collier m (plural colliers)

  1. a necklace, string-shaped jewel worn around the neck
  2. collar (e.g. of a dog)
  3. collar (on animals, colored fur around the neck)

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Descendants[edit]

  • German: Kollier, Collier n
  • Greek: κολιέ m (kolié, necklace)
  • Russian: колье́ n (kolʹjé, necklace)
  • Turkish: kolye (necklace)

References[edit]

  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from French collier.

Noun[edit]

collier m (invariable)

  1. a necklace, string-shaped jewel worn around the neck

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

collier

  1. indefinite plural of collie.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French collier.

Noun[edit]

collier c

  1. a choker
Declension[edit]
Declension of collier 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative collier colliern collierer colliererna
Genitive colliers collierns collierers collierernas
Declension of collier 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative collier collieren collierer colliererna
Genitive colliers collierens collierers collierernas