collateral
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /kəˈlætəɹəl/
Adjective

collateral (not comparable)

  1. Parallel, along the same vein, side by side.
  2. Corresponding; accompanying, concomitant.
    • Yet the attempt may give / Collateral interest to this homely tale.
  3. Being aside from the main subject, target, or goal.
    Synonyms: tangential, subordinate, ancillary
    Although not a direct cause, the border skirmish was certainly a collateral incitement for the war.
    collateral damage
    • 1878, Thomas Babington Macaulay, “[https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Encyclop%C3%A6dia_Britannica,_Ninth_Edition/Francis_Atterbury Francis Atterbury]”, in Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition:
      That he [Atterbury] was altogether in the wrong on the main question, and on all the collateral questions springing out of it, […] is true.
  4. (genealogy) Of an indirect ancestral relationship, as opposed to lineal descendency.
    Uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces are collateral relatives.
  5. (finance) Relating to a collateral in the sense of an obligation or security.
  6. (finance) Expensive to the extent of being paid through a loan.
  7. Coming or directed along the side.
    collateral pressure
    • c. 1604–1605, William Shakespeare, “All’s VVell, that Ends VVell”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene i]:
      collateral light
  8. Acting in an indirect way.
    • c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene v]:
      If by direct or by collateral hand / They find us touched, we will our kingdom give […] / To you in satisfaction.
  9. (biology, of a vascular bundle) Having the phloem and xylem adjacent.
Related terms Translations
  • French: collatéral
  • German: nebeneinanderliegend, benachbart
  • Portuguese: colateral
  • Russian: боково́й
Translations
  • German: Neben-, Bei-, begleitend, Begleit-
  • Portuguese: colateral
  • Russian: сопу́тствующий
Translations
  • French: collatéral
  • German: hinzukommend, Bei-
  • Portuguese: colateral
  • Russian: побо́чный
Translations Translations Translations Noun

collateral

  1. (finance) A security or guarantee (usually an asset) pledged for the repayment of a loan if one cannot procure enough funds to repay.
    Synonyms: pledge
  2. (now rare, genealogy) A collateral (not linear) family member.
  3. (anatomy) A branch of a bodily part or system of organs.
    Besides the arteries blood streams through numerous veins we call collaterals.
  4. (marketing) Printed materials or content of electronic media used to enhance sales of products (short form of collateral material).
  5. (anatomy) A thinner blood vessel providing an alternate route to blood flow in case the main vessel becomes occluded.
  6. (archaic) A contemporary or rival.
Related terms Translations Translations
  • French: collatéral
  • German: entfernter Verwandter, entfernte Verwandte, weitläufige Verwandtschaft
  • Portuguese: colateral
  • Russian: да́льний ро́дственник
Translations
  • German: Werbematerial, Marketing-Material, Begleitmaterial
Translations
  • French: collatérale
  • German: Umgehungsgefäß, Kollateralgefäß, Kollaterale, Nebengefäß
  • Portuguese: colateral
  • Spanish: colateral



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