colon
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈkəʊ.lən/, /ˈkəʊ.lɒn/
  • (America) enPR: kō'lən, IPA: /ˈkoʊ.lən/
Noun

colon (plural colons)

  1. The punctuation mark ":".
  2. (rare) The triangular colon (especially in context of not being able to type the actual triangular colon).
  3. (rhetoric) A rhetorical figure consisting of a clause which is grammatically, but not logically, complete.
  4. (palaeography) A clause or group of clauses written as a line, or taken as a standard of measure in ancient manuscripts or texts.
Synonyms
  • (punctuation mark) colon-point (obsolete)
Translations
  • French: deux points
  • German: Doppelpunkt, Kolon
  • Italian: due punti
  • Portuguese: dois pontos
  • Russian: двоето́чие
  • Spanish: dos puntos
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈkəʊ.lən/, /ˈkəʊ.lɒn/
  • (America) enPR: kō'lən, IPA: /ˈkoʊlən/
Noun

colon (plural colons)

  1. (anatomy) Part of the large intestine; the final segment of the digestive system, after (distal to) the ileum and before (proximal to) the anus.
Synonyms Translations Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /kəˈlɒn/
  • (America) IPA: /kəˈloʊn/, /koʊ.loʊn/
Noun

colon (plural colons)

  1. (obsolete) A husbandman.
  2. A European colonial settler, especially in a French colony.
    • 1977, Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace, New York Review Books 2006, p. 28:
      The reaction of the European colons, a mixture of shock and fear, was to demand further draconian measures and to suspend any suggestion of new reforms.

Colon
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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