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Cordon meaning in English

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1. cordon

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

2. cordon

cord or ribbon worn as an insignia of honor or rank

3. cordon

adornment consisting of an ornamental ribbon or cord

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of cordon
a chain of police, soldiers, ships, etc, stationed around an area
a ribbon worn as insignia of honour or rank
a cord or ribbon worn as an ornament or fastening
4. Also called: stringcourse, belt course, table architecture
an ornamental projecting band or continuous moulding along a wall
5. horticulture
a form of fruit tree consisting of a single stem bearing fruiting spurs, produced by cutting back all lateral branches
6. (transitive; often foll by off)
to put or form a cordon (around); close (off)

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see synonyms of cordon
a line or circle of police, soldiers, forts, ships, etc. stationed around an area to guard it
a cord, ribbon, or braid worn as a decoration or badge
verb transitive
to encircle or shut (off) with a cordon

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see synonyms of cordon
1. A line of people, military posts, or ships stationed around an area to enclose or guard it: a police cordon.
2. A rope, line, tape, or similar border stretched around an area, usually by the police, indicating that access is restricted.
a. A cord or braid worn as a fastening or ornament.
b. A ribbon usually worn diagonally across the breast as a badge of honor or decoration.
4. Architecture A stringcourse.
5. Botany A tree or shrub, especially a fruit tree such as an apple or pear, repeatedly pruned and trained to grow on a support as a single ropelike stem.
tr.v. cor·doned, cor·don·ing, cor·dons
To form a cordon around (an area) so as to prevent movement in or out. Often used with off: Troops cordoned off the riot zone.

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