What does cul-de-sac mean?

Definitions for cul-de-sac
ˈkʌl dəˈsæk, -ˌsæk, ˈkʊl-cul-de-sac

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Wiktionary

  1. cul-de-sac(Noun)

    A blind alley or dead end street.

    Etymology: cul-de-sac, from cul + de + sac

  2. cul-de-sac(Noun)

    A circular area at the end of a dead end street to allow cars to turn around, designed so children can play on the street, with little or no through-traffic.

    Etymology: cul-de-sac, from cul + de + sac

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cul-de-sac(noun)

    a passage with only one outlet, as a street closed at one end; a blind alley; hence, a trap

    Etymology: [ F., lit., bottom of a bag.]

  2. Cul-de-sac(noun)

    a position in which an army finds itself with no way of exit but to the front

    Etymology: [ F., lit., bottom of a bag.]

  3. Cul-de-sac(noun)

    any bag-shaped or tubular cavity, vessel, or organ, open only at one end

    Etymology: [ F., lit., bottom of a bag.]

Freebase

  1. Cul-de-sac

    A cul-de-sac is an expression of French origin also used in Catalan and Occitan referring to a dead end, close, no through road or court meaning dead-end street with only one inlet/outlet. While historically built for other reasons, one of its modern uses is to calm vehicle traffic.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. cul-de-sac

    (Fr.). The “bottom of a bag.” A passage with only one outlet; a position in which an army finds itself, with no way of exit but to the front.

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How to say cul-de-sac in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cul-de-sac in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cul-de-sac in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of cul-de-sac in a Sentence

  1. Charissa Thompson:

    When it comes to your physical being and intimate photos between you and your boyfriend and things that you sent to someone when you were in a long-distance relationship and in love, it is your private property, so it felt — the obvious — like such an invasion. But then the depths I am still taking to get back that privacy are unbelievable. The way I equate is someone came into my home, robbed my home of all its possessions, put it out in the cul-de-sac right in front of me, and I had to buy all of it right back to put back in my house. The star acknowledged that, unlike Andrews who saw the person that leaked her image caught and thrown in jail for 2 and a half years, she’s still seeking justice.

  2. Sir Barnett Cocks:

    A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.

Images & Illustrations of cul-de-sac

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