cordon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English cordon, from Middle French cordon, diminutive of corde. More at cord.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔː(ɹ)dən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)dən

Noun[edit]

cordon (plural cordons)

  1. (archaic) A ribbon normally worn diagonally across the chest as a decoration or insignia of rank etc. [from 17th c.]
  2. A line of people or things placed around an area to enclose or protect it. [from 16th c.]
  3. (cricket) The arc of fielders on the off side, behind the batsman - the slips and gully. [from 20th c.]
  4. (botany) A woody plant, such as a fruit tree, pruned and trained to grow as a single stem on a support. [from 19th c.]

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cordon (third-person singular simple present cordons, present participle cordoning, simple past and past participle cordoned)

  1. Only used in cordon off

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, equivalent to corde (rope) +‎ -on (diminutive suffix).

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Noun[edit]

cordon m (plural cordons)

  1. cord (for connecting)

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Descendants[edit]

  • German: Kordon
  • Ottoman Turkish: قوردون
  • Polish: kordon
  • Portuguese: cordão
  • Romanian: cordon
  • Spanish: cordón

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

corde (rope) +‎ -on (diminutive suffix)

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cordon m (oblique plural cordons, nominative singular cordons, nominative plural cordon)

  1. bowstring
  2. A small piece of rope

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French cordon.

Noun[edit]

cordon n (plural cordoane)

  1. belt
  2. cord (length of twisted strands)
  3. cordon (line of people or things placed around an area to enclose or protect it)

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