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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (5)

1. the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted;

2. the basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos;
[syn: colon, El Salvadoran colon]

3. the basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos;
[syn: colon, Costa Rican colon]

4. a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal;
[syn: Colon, Aspinwall]

5. a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter);


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Condor \Con"dor\ (k[o^]n"d[o^]r; in defs. 2 & 3, k[-o]n"d[-o]r), n. [Sp. condor, fr. Peruvian cuntur.] 1. (Zool.) A very large bird of the Vulture family (Sarcorhamphus gryphus), found in the most elevated parts of the Andes. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) The California vulture (Gymnogyps californianus), also called California condor. [Local, U. S.] Note: In the late 20th century it is classed as an endangered species. The California condor used to number in the thousands and ranged along the entire west coast of the United States. By 1982 only 21 to 24 individuals could be identified in the wild. A breeding program was instituted, and by 1996 over 50 birds were alive in captivity. As of 1997, fewer than ten of the bred birds had been reintroduced into the wild. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] 3. A gold coin of Chile, bearing the figure of a condor, and equal to twenty pesos. It contains 10.98356 grams of gold, and is equivalent to about $7.29. Called also colon. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 4. A gold coin of Colombia equivalent to about $9.65. It is no longer coined. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Colon \Co"lon\ (k[=o]"l[o^]n), n. [L. colon, colum, limb, member, the largest of the intestines, fr. Gr. kw^lon, and in sense of the intestine, ko`lon: cf. F. colon. Cf. Colic.] 1. (Anat.) That part of the large intestines which extends from the c[ae]cum to the rectum. Note: [See Illust. of Digestion.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) A point or character, formed thus [:], used to separate parts of a sentence that are complete in themselves and nearly independent, often taking the place of a conjunction. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

165 Moby Thesaurus words for "colon": Alexandrine, Deutschmark, Mark, Reichsmark, abdomen, accent, accentuation, afghani, amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, anapest, anna, antispast, anus, appendix, arsis, bacchius, baht, beat, blind gut, boundary, bowels, brain, cadence, caesura, catalexis, cecum, cent, centavo, centime, chloriamb, chloriambus, comma, conto, counterpoint, cretic, dactyl, dactylic hexameter, diaeresis, dimeter, dipody, dochmiac, dollar, dong, duodenum, elegiac, elegiac couplet, elegiac pentameter, emphasis, endocardium, entrails, epitrite, feminine caesura, florin, foot, foregut, franc, giblets, gizzard, guilder, gulden, guts, heart, heptameter, heptapody, heroic couplet, hexameter, hexapody, hindgut, iamb, iambic, iambic pentameter, ictus, innards, inner mechanism, insides, internals, intestine, inwards, ionic, jejunum, jingle, juncture, kidney, kip, kishkes, kopeck, krona, krone, large intestine, lilt, lira, liver, liver and lights, lung, masculine caesura, measure, meter, metrical accent, metrical foot, metrical group, metrical unit, metron, midgut, milreis, molossus, mora, movement, numbers, paeon, pause, pentameter, pentapody, perineum, period, peseta, pie, piece of eight, pistareen, point, pound, proceleusmatic, pump, pylorus, pyrrhic, quantity, rand, rectum, rhythm, rial, ruble, rupee, semicolon, shekel, shilling, small intestine, sol, sou, spleen, spondee, sprung rhythm, stiver, stomach, stop, stress, swing, syzygy, tetrameter, tetrapody, tetraseme, thesis, ticker, tribrach, trimeter, tripes, tripody, triseme, trochee, vermiform appendix, viscera, vitals, won, works, yen




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