Definitions for cordonˈkɔr dn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cor•donˈkɔr dn(n.)

  1. a line of police, sentinels, military posts, warships, etc., enclosing or guarding an area.

    Category: Military

  2. a cord, braid, or ribbon worn as an ornament, fastening, or badge.

    Category: Clothing

  3. a stringcourse, esp. one having little or no projection, on the face of a building.

    Category: Architecture

  4. (v.t.)to surround or blockade with or as if with a cordon (often fol. by off).

    Category: Military

Origin of cordon:

1400–50; ME < MF, dim. of corde

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cordon(noun)

    a series of sentinels or of military posts enclosing or guarding some place or thing

  2. cordon(noun)

    cord or ribbon worn as an insignia of honor or rank

  3. cordon(noun)

    adornment consisting of an ornamental ribbon or cord

Wiktionary

  1. cordon(Noun)

    A ribbon normally worn diagonally across the chest as a decoration or insignia of rank etc.

  2. cordon(Noun)

    A line of people or things placed around an area to enclose or protect it.

  3. cordon(Noun)

    The arc of fielders on the off side, behind the batsman - the slips and gully.

  4. cordon(Noun)

    (botany) A woody plant, such as a fruit tree, pruned and trained to grow as a single stem on a support.

  5. cordon(Verb)

    To form a cordon around an area in order to prevent movement in or out.

  6. Origin: From cordon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cordon(noun)

    a cord or ribbon bestowed or borne as a badge of honor; a broad ribbon, usually worn after the manner of a baldric, constituting a mark of a very high grade in an honorary order. Cf. Grand cordon

  2. Cordon(noun)

    the cord worn by a Franciscan friar

  3. Cordon(noun)

    the coping of the scarp wall, which projects beyong the face of the wall a few inches

  4. Cordon(noun)

    a line or series of sentinels, or of military posts, inclosing or guarding any place or thing

  5. Cordon(noun)

    a rich and ornamental lace or string, used to secure a mantle in some costumes of state

Freebase

  1. Cordon

    Cordon is a municipality in the province of Isabela, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it had a population of 38,139 people in 7,367 households. It is bounded by Santiago City to the north and west, Quirino Province to the South, and Nueva Viscaya to the east. Being the town nearest to Santiago City Proper, it became a favored destination for local businessmen. It houses the better resorts and hotels in Southern Isabela such as Punta Amelita and Villa Diana.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

cordon(noun)

a line of sentries or policemen to prevent people from entering an area

They've put a cordon round the house where the bomb is planted.

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