What does cordon mean?

Definitions for cordonˈkɔr dn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cordon.

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


  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

  6. Origin: [F., fr. corde. See Cord.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cordon

    kor′don, n. a cord or ribbon bestowed as a badge of honour: (fort.) a row of stones along the line of a rampart: in military operations, a line of sentries within sight of each other, guarding a place to prevent the passage of unauthorised persons.—Cordon bleu, originally the blue ribbon which in France supported the insignia of the order of the Holy Ghost—transferred to other first-class distinctions, and playfully to a first-class cook; Cordon sanitaire, a line of sentries to guard a place infected with contagious disease. [Fr.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cordon in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cordon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Christophe Mercier:

    This is the first time that insects have been granted access to the Cordon Bleu.

  2. Eugene Volokh:

    On government property, even in an airport outside the security cordon, bans on leafleting and other' low footprint' speech would be unconstitutional.

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