Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
   

cor·don

cordon

 
 
pronunciation:
kor dn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun, verb)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a chain of guards or military stations forming a defense or containment line around an area.
The embassy is guarded by a cordon of Marines.
similar words:
blockade
definition 2: a showy cord or braid used as a fastening or ornament.
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cordons, cordoning, cordoned
definition: to form a cordon around, for preventing movement into or out of (often fol. by "off").
The police cordoned off the area where the violence occurred.
similar words:
blockade
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature