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See colleague. * * *
collect1 /keuh lekt"/, v.t. 1. to gather together; assemble: The professor collected the students' exams. 2. to accumulate; make a collection of: to collect stamps. 3. to receive ...
collect call
a long-distance telephone call that is to be paid for by the person or station receiving it. [1965-70] * * *
collect on delivery
☆ collect on delivery n. payment in cash when a purchase or shipment is delivered * * *
collect on delivery.
See C.O.D. * * *
col·lect·a·ble (kə-lĕkʹtə-bəl) adj. & n. Variant of collectible. * * *
➡ antiques * * *
/kol'ek tay"nee euh/, n.pl. collected passages, esp. as arranged in a miscellany or anthology. [1785-95; < L, neut. pl. of COLLECTANEUS gathered together, equiv. to collect(us) ...
—collectedly, adv. —collectedness, n. /keuh lek"tid/, adj. 1. having control of one's faculties; self-possessed: Despite all the turmoil around him, Bob remained calm and ...
collected edition
a comprehensive edition of the writings of a particular author. * * *
See collected. * * *
See collectedly. * * *
/keuh lek"teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being collected. n. 2. an object suitable for a collection, originally a work of fine art or an antique, now including also any of a ...
COLLECTIBLES: Plundering Art
▪ 1996       While the strategy and tactics of warfare changed significantly throughout the centuries in response to technological and cultural developments, one rule ...
collecting tubule
Anat. the part of a nephron that collects the urine from the distal convoluted tubule and discharges it into the pelvis of the kidney. * * *
—collectional, adj. /keuh lek"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of collecting. 2. something that is collected; a group of objects or an amount of material accumulated in one location, ...
collection agency
a firm that collects unpaid bills for other firms and is usually compensated by receiving a percentage of the amount collected. * * *
collection box
1. a box or other container used to collect offerings of money, esp. in a church. 2. mailbox (def. 1). * * *
collection plate
plate (def. 7). [1875-80] * * *
➡ postal services * * *
—collectively, adv. /keuh lek"tiv/, adj. 1. formed by collection. 2. forming a whole; combined: the collective assets of a corporation and its subsidiaries. 3. of or ...
collective agreement
1. the contract, written or oral, made between an employer or employers and a union on behalf of all the employees represented by the union. 2. the schedule of wages, rules, and ...
collective bargaining
the process by which wages, hours, rules, and working conditions are negotiated and agreed upon by a union with an employer for all the employees collectively whom it ...
collective behavior
Sociol. the spontaneous, unstructured, and temporary behavior of a group of people in response to the same event, situation, etc. * * *
collective behaviour
▪ psychology Introduction       the kinds of activities engaged in by sizable but loosely organized groups of people. Episodes of collective behaviour tend to be quite ...
collective farm
(esp. in the Soviet Union) a farm, or a number of farms organized as a unit, worked by a community under the supervision of the state. [1915-20] * * * Russian kolkhoz. In the ...
collective fruit
collective fruit n. MULTIPLE FRUIT * * *
collective mark
a trademark or service mark used by the members of a cooperative, a union, or other collective association to identify themselves as members. [1965-70] * * *
collective model
▪ physics also called  unified model        description of atomic nuclei that incorporates aspects of both the shell nuclear model and the liquid-drop model to ...
collective noun
Gram. a noun, as herd, jury, or clergy, that appears singular in formal shape but denotes a group of persons or objects. [1510-20] Usage. Whether a COLLECTIVE NOUN, which is ...
collective responsibility
➡ Cabinet * * *
collective security
collective security n. a system of international security in which the participating nations agree to take joint action against a nation that attacks any one of them * * * ▪ ...
collective unconscious
(in Jungian psychology) inborn unconscious psychic material common to humankind, accumulated by the experience of all preceding generations. Cf. archetype (def. 2). [1915-20] * * ...
collective bargaining n. Negotiation between organized workers and their employer or employers to determine wages, hours, rules, and working conditions. * * *
collective farm n. A farm or a group of farms organized as a unit and managed and worked cooperatively by a group of laborers under state supervision, especially in communist ...
See collective. * * *
collective mark n. A trademark or service mark for a cooperative, association, or other collective organization. * * *
collective memory n. 1. The ability of a community to remember events. 2. The collection of memories shared by a common culture. * * *
See collectively. * * *
collective noun n. A noun that denotes a collection of persons or things regarded as a unit.   Usage Note: In American usage, a collective noun takes a singular verb when it ...
collective unconscious n. In Jungian psychology, a part of the unconscious mind, shared by a society, a people, or all humankind, that is the product of ancestral experience and ...
—collectivist, n., adj. —collectivistic, adj. —collectivistically, adv. /keuh lek"teuh viz'euhm/, n. the political principle of centralized social and economic control, ...
See collectivism. * * *
See collectivist. * * *
See collectivist. * * *
/kol'ek tiv"i tee/, n., pl. collectivities. 1. collective character. 2. a collective whole. 3. the people collectively. [1860-65; COLLECTIVE + -ITY] * * *
See collectivize. * * * ▪ agricultural policy       policy adopted by the Soviet government, pursued most intensively between 1929 and 1933, to transform traditional ...
—collectivization, n. /keuh lek"teuh vuyz'/, v.t., collectivized, collectivizing. to organize (a people, industry, economy, etc.) according to the principles of ...
—collectorship, collectorate, n. /keuh lek"teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that collects. 2. a person employed to collect debts, duties, taxes, etc. 3. a person who collects ...
collector electrode
Electronics. See under Klystron. * * *
collector's item
an article or object of particular interest or value because of its uniqueness or scarcity. [1930-35] * * *
See collector. * * *
Colledge, (Magdalena) Cecilia
▪ 2009       British figure skater born Nov. 28, 1920, London, Eng. died April 12, 2008, Cambridge, Mass. competed in the 1932 Winter Olympics at age 11 years and 73 ...
/kol"een, ko leen"/, n. an Irish girl. [1820-30; < Ir cailín, equiv. to caile girl, wench + -ín dim. suffix] * * *
/kol"een, ko leen"/, n. a female given name: from an Irish word meaning "girl." * * *
/kol"ij/, n. 1. an institution of higher learning, esp. one providing a general or liberal arts education rather than technical or professional training. Cf. university. 2. a ...
College Boards
Trademark. a standard set of examinations administered by a college entrance examination board to evaluate aptitude and achievement in several fields of study for students ...
College football national champions
▪ Table College football national champions* season champion 1924 Notre Dame 1925 Dartmouth 1926 Stanford 1927 Illinois 1928 Southern California 1929 Notre ...
College of Arms
College of Arms n. HERALDS' COLLEGE * * * (also the College of Heralds) an organization in London that is responsible for giving coats of arms to families and institutions in ...
College of Arms.
See Heralds' College. * * *
College of Cardinals
the chief ecclesiastical body of the Roman Catholic Church, electing and advising the pope and comprising all of the cardinals of the church. Official name, Sacred College of ...
college of further education
(also CFE) n (BrE) a college for students over the age of 16, providing courses that lead to A levels, GNVQs and other qualifications. Many further education courses prepare ...
College of Heralds
➡ College of Arms * * *
college of higher education
n (BrE) a college that provides courses mostly at university level. Many of them provide training for people who want to be teachers. * * *
College of Propaganda.
See under propaganda (def. 4b). * * *
College Park
1. a city in N Georgia. 24,632. 2. a city in central Maryland. 23,614. * * * ▪ Maryland, United States       city, Prince George's county, central Maryland, U.S., ...
college radio
1. radio broadcasting from stations affiliated with a college or university, often at a frequency below 92 MHz FM. 2. the usually eclectic or unconventional programming featured ...
College Station
a city in E central Texas. 37,272. * * * ▪ Texas, United States       city, Brazos county, southeastern Texas, U.S. It is adjacent to the city of Bryan and lies 96 ...
college try
Informal. maximum effort for success on behalf of one's group, team, alma mater, etc. (usually prec. by the phrase the old): We may not make the deadline, but we'll give it the ...
/kol'ij pri pair"euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. preparing a student for academic work at the college level. * * *
Col·lege Board (kŏlʹĭj) A service mark used for the administration of aptitude and achievement tests, used by some colleges and universities in admitting and placing ...
Collegeof Cardinals
College of Cardinals n. Roman Catholic Church The body of all the cardinals that elect the pope, assist him in governing the church, and administer the Holy See when the papacy ...
➡ higher education * * *
College Station A city of east-central Texas northwest of Houston. Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University (opened 1876) is here. Population: 52,456. * * *
college try n. Informal A serious effort to do or achieve something. * * *
col·le·gi·a (kə-lēʹjē-ə, -lĕgʹē-ə) n. A plural of collegium. * * *
collegia pietatis
▪ Protestant history Latin“schools of piety”       conventicles of Christians meeting to study the Scriptures and devotional literature; the concept was first ...
—collegially, adv. /keuh lee"jeuhl, -jee euhl/; for 2 also /keuh lee"gee euhl/, adj. 1. collegiate. 2. of or characterized by the collective responsibility shared by each of a ...
/keuh lee'jee al"i tee, -gee-/, n. cooperative interaction among colleagues. [1885-90; COLLEGIAL + -ITY] * * * ▪ Christianity       in various Christian denominations, ...
See collegial. * * *
/keuh lee"jeuhn, -jee euhn/, n. 1. a student in, or a graduate of, a college. 2. a member of a college. [1350-1400; ME < ML collegianus, equiv. to collegi(um) COLLEGE + -anus ...
—collegiately, adv. —collegiateness, n. /keuh lee"jit, -jee it/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a college: collegiate life. 2. of, characteristic of, or intended for college ...
collegiate church
1. a church that is endowed for a chapter of canons, usually with a dean, and that has no bishop's see. 2. (in the U.S.) a church or group of churches under the general ...
collegiate institute
(in Canada) a fully accredited high school teaching academic subjects under the supervision of a provincial government. * * *
collegiate church n. 1. A Roman Catholic or Anglican church other than a cathedral, having a chapter of canons and presided over by a dean or provost. 2. a. A church in the ...
/keuh lee"jee euhm/, n., pl. collegia /-jee euh/, collegiums. 1. Eccles. college (def. 11). 2. a group of ruling officials each with equal rank and power, esp. one that formerly ...
collegium musicum
/keuh lee"jee euhm myooh"zi keuhm/; Lat. /koh leg"ee oom' mooh"si koom'/ a group of usually amateur musicians, often connected with a university, who meet to study and perform ...
/keuh lem"beuh leuhn/, adj. 1. Also, collembolous. belonging or pertaining to the insect order Collembola, comprising the springtails. n. 2. a collembolan insect; ...
—collenchymatous /kol'euhn kim"euh teuhs/, collenchymatic /keuh leng'keuh mat"ik/, adj. /keuh leng"keuh meuh/, n. Bot. a layer of modified tissue consisting of cells that are ...
See collenchyma. * * *
col·len·chyme (kŏlʹən-kĭm') n. A gelatinous mesenchyme that constitutes a layer in the body wall of many coelenterates and ctenophores.   [From collenchyma.] * * *
Colleoni, Bartolomeo
▪ Italian condottiere born 1400, Solza, Bergamo [Italy] died Nov. 2, 1475, Malpaga, Bergamo       Italian condottiere, at various times in Venetian and Milanese ...
/kol"it/, n., v., colleted, colleting. n. 1. a collar or enclosing band. 2. the enclosing rim within which a jewel is set. 3. a slotted cylindrical clamp inserted tightly into ...
▪ county, South Carolina, United States       county, southern South Carolina, U.S. It is bordered to the southwest by the Salkehatchie River, which at its confluence ...
Collett, Camilla
▪ Norwegian author in full  Jacobine Camilla Collett , née  Wergeland   born January 23, 1813, Kristiansand, Norway died March 6, 1895, Kristiania [now ...
Colley, Russell
▪ 1997       U.S. designer who created pressurized suits for barnstorming aviators, the space suit worn by astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr., and a multitude of devices, ...
/keuh luyd"/, v., collided, colliding. v.i. 1. to strike one another or one against the other with a forceful impact; come into violent contact; crash: The two cars collided with ...
collider [kə līd′ər] n. Nuclear Physics a type of particle accelerator in which two beams of high-energy charged particles moving in opposite directions are made to collide ...
colliding-beam machine
/keuh luy"ding beem"/, Physics. a particle accelerator in which positively and negatively charged particles circulate in opposite directions and collide head-on. Also called ...
colliding-beam storage ring
▪ device also called  collider   type of cyclic particle accelerator that stores and then accelerates two counterrotating beams of charged subatomic particles (subatomic ...
—collielike, adj. /kol"ee/, n. one of a breed of dogs having a usually long, black, tan, and white or sable and white coat, raised originally in Scotland for herding ...
/kol"yeuhr/, n. 1. a ship for carrying coal. 2. a coal miner. 3. Obs. a person who carries or sells coal. [1300-50; ME coliere; see COAL, -IER1] * * *
/kol"yeuhr/, n. Jeremy, 1650-1726, English clergyman and author. * * *
Collier's Encyclopedia
▪ American encyclopaedia       general encyclopaedia first published in 1950–51 in the United States and continuously revised. Originally in 20 volumes, Collier's was ...
Collier, Arthur
▪ British philosopher born Oct. 12, 1680, Langford Magna, Wiltshire, Eng. died September 1732       idealist philosopher and theologian remembered for his concept of ...
Collier, Jeremy
▪ English bishop born Sept. 23, 1650, Stow by Quy, Cambridgeshire, Eng. died April 26, 1726, London       English bishop and leader of the Nonjurors (clergy who refused ...
➡ coal mining * * *
/kol"yeuh ree/, n., pl. collieries. a coal mine, including all buildings and equipment. [1625-35; COLLIER + -Y3] * * *
/kol"ee shang'ee/, n. Scot. a noisy row; brawl. [1735-45; of obscure orig.] * * *
—colligation, n. /kol"i gayt'/, v.t., colligated, colligating. 1. to bind or fasten together. 2. Logic. to link (facts) together by a general description or by a hypothesis ...
See colligate. * * *
/kol"i gay'tiv/, adj. Physical Chem. (of the properties of a substance) depending on the number of molecules or atoms rather than on their nature. [1900-05; COLLIGATE + -IVE] * * ...
colligative property
▪ chemistry       in chemistry, any property of a substance that depends on, or varies according to, the number of particles (molecules or atoms) present but does not ...
—collimation, n. /kol"euh mayt'/, v.t., collimated, collimating. 1. to bring into line; make parallel. 2. to adjust accurately the line of sight of (a telescope). [1615-25; < L ...
See collimate. * * *
/kol"euh may'teuhr/, n. 1. Optics. a. a fixed telescope for use in collimating other instruments. b. an optical system that transmits parallel rays of light, as the receiving ...
—collinearity, n. —collinearly, adv. /keuh lin"ee euhr, koh-/, adj. lying in the same straight line. [1720-30; COL-1 + LINEAR] * * *
See collinear. * * *
Colling, Robert; and Colling, Charles
▪ British stock raisers Respectively,   born 1749, Ketton, Durham, Eng. died March 7, 1820, Brampton, Durham born 1751, Ketton died Jan. 16, 1836       stock raisers, ...
Collings, Jesse
▪ British politician born Jan. 9, 1831, Littleham-cum-Exmouth, Devon, Eng. died Nov. 20, 1920, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Warwickshire  British politician, educational and ...
/kol"ingz wood'/, n. a city in SW New Jersey. 15,838. * * *
/kol"ing wood'/, n. 1. a city in SE Australia, near Melbourne. 20,906. 2. a town in S Ontario, in S Canada, on Georgian Bay of Lake Huron. 12,064. * * *
Collingwood, Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron
▪ British military officer born Oct. 24, 1748, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, Eng. died March 7, 1810, at sea en route to England       British naval commander ...
Collingwood, R G
▪ British historian and philosopher born Feb. 22, 1889, Cartmel Fell, Lancashire, Eng. died Jan. 9, 1943, Coniston, Lancashire       English historian and philosopher ...
Collingwood, R(obin) G(eorge)
born Feb. 22, 1889, Cartmel Fell, Lancashire, Eng. died Jan. 9, 1943, Coniston, Lancashire British historian and philosopher. A lecturer, and later professor, at the University ...
/kol"inz/, n. (often cap.) a tall drink made with gin, whiskey, rum, or vodka, and lemon or lime juice, soda water, and sugar. [1940-45; after the proper name Collins] * * * (as ...
/kol"inz/, n. 1. Edward Trowbridge (Eddie), 1887-1951, U.S. baseball player. 2. Michael, 1890-1922, Irish revolutionist and patriot. 3. Michael, born 1930, U.S. astronaut. 4. ...
Collins, (William) Wilkie
born Jan. 8, 1824, London, Eng. died Sept. 23, 1889, London English novelist. After working briefly in commerce and law, he took up writing and became associated with Charles ...
Collins, (William)Wilkie
Collins, (William) Wilkie. 1824-1889. British writer noted for his pioneering detective novels, including The Woman in White (1860) and The Moonstone (1868). * * *
Collins, Albert
▪ 1994       U.S. blues musician (b. Oct. 1, 1932, Leona, Texas—d. Nov. 24, 1993, Las Vegas, Nev.), was a passionate instrumentalist and singer who became known as the ...
Collins, Anthony
▪ British theologian born June 21, 1676, Heston, Middlesex, Eng. died Dec. 13, 1729, London       prolific and provocative English Deist and freethinker and friend of ...
Collins, Edward Knight
▪ American shipowner born Aug. 5, 1802, Truro, Mass., U.S. died Jan. 22, 1878, New York City       shipowner who in 1847 founded the government-subsidized United States ...
Collins, Eileen
▪ United States pilot born November 19, 1956, Elmira, New York, U.S.    American astronaut, the first woman to pilot and, later, to command a U.S. space ...
Collins, Francis
▪ 2001       On June 26, 2000, scientists gathered in Washington, D.C., accompanied by U.S. Pres. Bill Clinton, to announce that the sequencing of the DNA in the human ...
Collins, Janet
▪ 2004       American ballet dancer and choreographer (b. March 7, 1917, New Orleans, La.—d. May 28, 2003, Fort Worth, Texas), was acclaimed for the beauty of her ...
Collins, Judy
▪ American singer in full  Judy Marjorie Collins  born May 1, 1939, Seattle, Wash., U.S.       American folk and pop singer-songwriter (singer-songwriters) known for ...
Collins, Larry
▪ 2006 John Lawrence Collins, Jr.        American journalist and author (b. Sept. 14, 1929, West Hartford, Conn.—d. June 20, 2005, Fréjus, France), had a fruitful ...
Collins, Marva
▪ American educator née  Marva Delores Knight  born Aug. 31, 1936, Monroeville, Ala., U.S.       American educator who broke with a public school system she found to ...
Collins, Michael
born Oct. 16, 1890, Clonakilty, County Cork, Ire. died Aug. 22, 1922, Beal-na-Blath, Cork Irish national leader. He worked in London (1906–16), then returned to fight in the ...
Collins, Wilkie
▪ British author in full  William Wilkie Collins  born Jan. 8, 1824, London, Eng. died Sept. 23, 1889, London  English sensation novelist, early master of the mystery ...
Collins, William
▪ English poet born Dec. 25, 1721, Chichester, Sussex, Eng. died June 12, 1759, Chichester       pre-Romantic English poet whose lyrical odes adhered to Neoclassical ...
I. Col·lins1 (kŏlʹĭnz), Michael. 1890-1922. Irish nationalist and Sinn Fein leader who helped negotiate the establishment of the Irish Free State (1921).   II. Col·lins2 ...
/keuh lin"see euh, -zee euh/, n. any plant belonging to the genus Collinsia, of the figwort family, having whorled leaves and usually clusters of variously colored ...
/kol"inz vil'/, n. a city in SW Illinois. 19,613. * * * ▪ Illinois, United States       city, Madison and St. Clair counties, southwestern Illinois, U.S. It lies a few ...
—collisional, adj. /keuh lizh"euhn/, n. 1. the act of colliding; a coming violently into contact; crash: the collision of two airplanes. 2. a clash; conflict: a collision of ...
collision course
1. a course or path of a vehicle, projectile, etc., that, if unchanged, will lead to a collision with another object. 2. any plan, attitude, or course of action that leads to a ...
collision density
Physics. the rate at which collisions are occurring per unit volume per unit time, usually pertaining to the collisions of neutrons in a nuclear reactor. * * *
collision diameter
Physics. the distance between the centers of two colliding molecules when at their closest point of approach. * * *
collision insurance
insurance protecting an automobile owner against loss or damage to the automobile resulting from a collision or other accident. * * *
collision theory
▪ chemistry       theory used to predict the rates of chemical reactions, particularly for gases. The collision theory is based on the assumption that for a reaction to ...
See collision. * * *
See collisional. * * *
collision course n. A course, as of moving objects or opposing philosophies, that will end in a collision or conflict if left unchanged: two planes on a collision course; ...
collisioncross section
collision cross section n. See cross section. * * *
Collitz, Hermann
▪ American linguist born Feb. 4, 1855, Bleckede, near Lüneburg, Hanover died May 13, 1935, Baltimore       German-born U.S. linguist noted for his work on the ...
collo- or coll- pref. 1. Glue: collenchyma. 2. Colloid: collotype.   [New Latin, from Greek kolla, glue.] * * *
/kol"euh blast'/, n. Zool. one of the cells covered with sticky granules on the tentacles of a ctenophore, which aid in capturing prey. Also called glue cell. [ < Gk kóll(a) ...
/kol"euh kayt'/, v., collocated, collocating, n. v.t. 1. to set or place together, esp. side by side. 2. to arrange in proper order: to collocate events. v.i. 3. Ling. to enter ...
—collocational, collocative, adj. /kol'euh kay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of collocating. 2. the state or manner of being collocated. 3. the arrangement, esp. of words in a ...
See collocation. * * *
/keuh loh"dee/; It. /kawl law"dee/, n. Carlo /kahr"loh/; It. /kahrdd"law/, (Carlo Lorenzini), 1826-90, Italian writer: creator of the story of Pinocchio. * * *
Collodi, C.
▪ Italian author pseudonym of  Carlo Lorenzini   born Nov. 24, 1826, Florence, Tuscany [Italy] died Oct. 26, 1890, Florence       Italian author and journalist, best ...
/keuh loh"dee euhn/, n. a yellowish, viscous, highly flammable solution of pyroxylin in ether and alcohol: used in the manufacture of photographic film, in engraving and ...
collodion process
Photog. See wet plate process. [1865-60] * * *
/keuh lohg"/, v.i., collogued, colloguing. Dial. 1. to confer secretly. 2. to plot mischief; conspire. [1595-1605; perh. b. COLLUDE and DIALOGUE] * * *
/kol"oyd/, n. 1. Physical Chem. a substance made up of a system of particles with linear dimensions in the range of about 10-7 to 5 × 10-5 cm dispersed in a continuous gaseous, ...
colloid chemistry
the study of colloids. * * *
—colloidality /kol'oy dal"i tee/, n. —colloidally, adv. /keuh loyd"l/, adj. Physical Chem. pertaining to or of the nature of a colloid: colloidal gold and silver. [1860-65; ...
colloidal suspension.
See under suspension (def. 6). * * *
See colloidal. * * *
/kol"euhp/, n. 1. a small slice of meat, esp. a small rasher of bacon. 2. a small slice, portion, or piece of anything. 3. a fold or roll of flesh on the body. [1350-1400; ME ...
/kol"euh fayn'/, n. Mineral. a massive, cryptocrystalline variety of apatite that is the principal component of phosphate rock and fossil bone. Also, collophanite /keuh lof"euh ...
/kol"euh fawr', -fohr'/, n. Entomol. a ventral tubelike structure on the abdomen of a springtail. [1875-80; < Gk koll(a) glue + -O- + -PHORE] * * *
colloq abbrev. 1. colloquial 2. colloquialism * * *
1. colloquial. 2. colloquialism. 3. colloquially. * * *
col·lo·qui·a (kə-lōʹkwē-ə) n. A plural of colloquium. * * *
—colloquially, adv. —colloquialness, colloquiality, n. /keuh loh"kwee euhl/, adj. 1. characteristic of or appropriate to ordinary or familiar conversation rather than formal ...
—colloquialist, n. /keuh loh"kwee euh liz'euhm/, n. 1. a colloquial expression. 2. colloquial style or usage. [1800-10; COLLOQUIAL + -ISM] * * *
See colloquial. * * *
See colloquially. * * *
colloquist [käl′ə kwist] n. a participant in a colloquy * * * See colloquy. * * *
/keuh loh"kwee euhm/, n., pl. colloquiums, colloquia /-kwee euh/. a conference at which scholars or other experts present papers on, analyze, and discuss a specific ...
—colloquist, n. /kol"euh kwee/, n., pl. colloquies. 1. a conversational exchange; dialogue. 2. a conference. [1555-65; < L colloquium COLLOQUIUM] * * *
Collor de Mello, Fernando (Affonso)
born Aug. 12, 1949, Rio de Janeiro, Braz. President of Brazil (1990–92). Born to wealth, he became governor of the small state of Alagoas in 1987. Promising to promote ...
Collot d'Herbois, Jean-Marie
▪ French radical born June 19, 1749, Paris, France died Jan. 8, 1796, Sinnamary, French Guiana  radical democrat and member of the Committee of Public Safety that ruled ...
—collotypic /kol'euh tip"ik/, adj. —collotypy /kol"euh tuy'pee/, n. /kol"euh tuyp'/, n., v., collotyped, collotyping. n. Also called albertype, artotype, heliotype. 1. any ...
—colluder, n. /keuh loohd"/, v.i., colluded, colluding. 1. to act together through a secret understanding, esp. with evil or harmful intent. 2. to conspire in a ...
See collude. * * *
(in prescriptions) a nose wash. [see COLLUNARIUM] * * *
/kol'yeuh nair"ee euhm/, n., pl. collunaria /-nair"ee euh/. Med. a solution for application in the nose; nose drops. [ < NL, equiv. to L collu(ere) to rinse (see COLLUTORY) + ...
/keuh looh"zheuhn/, n. 1. a secret agreement, esp. for fraudulent or treacherous purposes; conspiracy: Some of his employees were acting in collusion to rob him. 2. Law. a secret ...
—collusively, adv. —collusiveness, n. /keuh looh"siv/, adj. involving collusion; fraudulently contrived by agreement: a collusive agreement to increase prices. [1665-75; ...
See collusive. * * *
See collusively. * * *
(in prescriptions) collutory. * * *
Colluthus of Lycopolis
▪ Greek poet flourished AD 500       Greek epic poet now represented by only one extant poem, The Rape of Helen (which was discovered in Calabria, Italy). The short ...
/kol'euh tawr"ee euhm, -tohr"-/, n., pl. collutoria /-tawr"ee euh, -tohr"-/. Med. collutory. * * *
/kol"euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, n., pl. collutories. Med. mouthwash. Also, collutorium. [ < NL collutorium, equiv. to collu- (s. of L colluere to rinse, wash out; col- COL-1 + ...
See colluvium. * * *
—colluvial, adj. /keuh looh"vee euhm/, n., pl. colluvia /-vee euh/, colluviums. Geol. loose earth material that has accumulated at the base of a hill, through the action of ...
/kol"ee/, v., collied, collying, n. Brit. Dial. v.t. 1. to blacken as with coal dust; begrime. n. 2. grime; soot. [1555-65; var. of collow (v.), ME colwen, deriv. of OE col COAL; ...
(in prescriptions) an eyewash. [ < L collyrium] * * *
/keuh lear"ee euhm/, n., pl. collyria /-lear"ee euh/, collyriums. eyewash (def. 1). [1350-1400; ME < L < Gk kollýrion eye salve] * * *
/kol"ee wob'euhlz/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Informal. 1. intestinal cramps or other intestinal disturbances. 2. a feeling of fear, apprehension, or ...
Colman Of Lindisfarne, Saint
▪ Irish saint born c. 605, Ireland died August 8, 676, Inishbofin Island; feast day, Scottish diocese of Argyll and the Isles February 18, elsewhere August ...
Colman, George, the Elder
▪ English dramatist born April 1732, Florence died Aug. 14, 1794, London       a leading English comic dramatist of his day and an important theatre manager who sought ...
Colman, George, the Younger
▪ English playwright born Oct. 21, 1762, London died Oct. 17, 1836, London  English playwright, writer of scurrilous satiric verse, and theatre manager whose comic operas, ...
Colman, Norman Jay
▪ United States official born May 16, 1827, near Richfield Springs, N.Y., U.S. died Nov. 3, 1911, St. Louis, Mo.       farm journalist who, as U.S. commissioner of ...
Colman, Ronald
▪ British-American actor in full  Ronald Charles Colman  born February 9, 1891, Richmond, Surrey, Eng. died May 19, 1958, Santa Barbara, Calif., U.S.       Hollywood ...
Colman, Ronald (Charles)
born Feb. 9, 1891, Richmond, Surrey, Eng. died May 19, 1958, Santa Barbara, Calif., U.S. British-U.S. film actor. He began a stage and film career in England then moved in 1920 ...
Colman, Samuel
▪ American painter born March 4, 1832, Portland, Maine, U.S. died March 27, 1920, New York, N.Y.       American painter, whose landscapes of the early West remain ...
Fr. /kawl mannrdd"/; Ger. /kawl"mahrdd/, n. a city in and the capital of Haut-Rhin, in NE France. 67,410. * * * ▪ France       town, northeastern France, Haut-Rhin ...
/kueln/, n. former German name of Cologne. * * *
Colo abbrev. Colorado * * *
a combining form representing colon2 in compound words: colostomy. Also, esp. before a vowel, col-. * * *
Colorado. * * *
Coloane, Francisco
▪ 2003       Chilean author (b. July 19, 1910, Quemchi, Chile—d. Aug. 5, 2002, Santiago, Chile), penned seafaring adventure tales that were wildly popular and ...
col·o·bo·ma (kŏl'ə-bōʹmə) n. pl. col·o·bo·ma·ta (-mə-tə) An anomaly of the eye, usually a developmental defect, that often results in some loss of vision.   [New ...
See coloboma. * * *
/kol"euh beuhs, keuh loh"-/, n., pl. colobuses, colobi /-buy', -buy/. any of several large, slender African monkeys of the genus Colobus, lacking thumbs and having long silky fur ...
colobus monkey
Any of 10 species of long-tailed, essentially thumbless African Old World monkeys in the genus Colobus (family Cercopithecidae). Colobus monkeys are diurnal, generally ...
col·o·bus monkey (kŏlʹə-bəs, kə-lōʹ-) n. Any of various large African monkeys of the genus Colobus having a long tail and vestigial thumbs.   [New Latin Colobus, genus ...
—colocation, co-location, n. /koh loh"kayt/, v.t., v.i., colocated, colocating. to locate or be located in jointly or together, as two or more groups, military units, or the ...
/kol"euh sinth/, n. 1. a plant, Citrullus colocynthis, belonging to the gourd family, of the warmer parts of Asia, the Mediterranean region, etc., bearing a round, yellow or ...
/koh"lawg, -log/, n. Symbol, Math. cologarithm. * * *
/koh law"geuh ridh'euhm, -rith'euhm, -log"euh-/, n. Math. the logarithm of the reciprocal of a number, often used in expressing the logarithm of a fraction: log 7/25 = log 7 + ...
—cologned, adj. /keuh lohn"/, n. a mildly perfumed toilet water; eau de Cologne. Also called Cologne water. [short for Cologne water, made in COLOGNE since 1709] * * * German ...
/keuh lohn"/, n. a city in W Germany. 914,300. German, Köln. Formerly, Cöln. * * * German Köln City (pop., 2002 est.: city, 967,900; metro. area, 1,823,500), western ...
Cologne brown.
See Vandyke brown. * * *
Cologne Zoological Garden, AG
▪ zoo, Cologne, Germany German  Aktiengesellschaft Zoologischer Garten Köln,         one of the major zoological gardens in Germany. Opened in 1860, the zoo occupies ...
Cologne, University of
▪ university, Cologne, Germany German  Universität Zu Köln,         autonomous, state-supported coeducational institution of higher learning in Cologne, Ger., ...
▪ king of Hungary also spelled  Koloman,  byname  Coloman The Possessor Of Books,  Hungarian  Könyves Kálmán  born c. 1070 died Feb. 3, 1116       king of ...
Colomb, Philip Howard
▪ British naval officer and historian born May 29, 1831, Scotland died Oct. 13, 1899, Botley, Hampshire, Eng.       British naval officer and historian, noted for his ...
Fr. /kaw lawonn bay shannrdd"/, n. former name of Béchar. * * *
/kol"euhm bahrd'/, n. 1. a dry white wine, made esp. in California. 2. the white grape used to make this wine. Also called French colombard. [ < F colombar(d), equiv. to colombe ...
Colombe, Michel
▪ French sculptor born c. 1430, Brittany [France] died c. 1512, Tours, France  the last important Gothic sculptor in France. Little is known of his life, and none of his ...
/kaw lawonnb"/, n. a city in N France, NW of Paris. 83,518. * * * ▪ France       northwestern industrial suburb of Paris, Hauts-de-Seine département, Île-de-France ...
—Colombian, adj., n. /keuh lum"bee euh/; Sp. /kaw lawm"byah/, n. a republic in NW South America. 37,418,290; 439,828 sq. mi. (1,139,155 sq. km). Cap.: Bogotá. * * ...
Colombia, flag of
▪ Flag History       horizontally striped yellow-blue-red national flag. Its width-to-length ratio is 2 to 3.       Local opposition to Spanish rule in what is ...
See Colombia. * * *
Colombian Abyssal Plain
▪ plain, Caribbean Sea       submarine plain forming part of the floor of the south-central Caribbean Sea, and the deepest and flattest portion of the Colombian Basin. ...
Colombian gold
Slang. a potent marijuana grown in South America. [1975-80] * * *
/keuh lum"boh/, n. a seaport in and the capital of Sri Lanka, on the W coast. 562,160. * * * City (pop., 2001 prelim.: 642,020), administrative capital of Sri Lanka. Situated ...
Colombo Plan
▪ international organization in full  The Colombo Plan for Co-operative Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacific,  formerly (1951–77)  Colombo Plan for ...
Colombo, Joseph A., Sr.
▪ American criminal born June 16, 1923, New York, N.Y., U.S. died May 22, 1978, Newburgh, N.Y.       major organized crime boss in Brooklyn who founded an ...
Colombo, Matteo Realdo
born 1516?, Cremona [Italy] died 1559, Rome Italian anatomist and surgeon. He is credited with the discovery of pulmonary circulation. On Things Anatomical (1559), his only ...
colon1 /koh"leuhn/, n., pl. colons for 1, cola /-leuh/ for 2. 1. the sign (:) used to mark a major division in a sentence, to indicate that what follows is an elaboration, ...
/koh lon"/; Sp. /kaw lawn"/, n. a seaport in Panama at the Atlantic end of the Panama Canal. 85,600. * * * Segment that makes up most of the large intestine. Though the two ...
Colón Archipelago.
See Galápagos Islands. * * *
colon bacillus
/koh"leuhn/, Bacteriol. See coliform bacillus. [1905-10] * * *
Colon Classification
▪ library science       system of library organization developed by the Indian librarian S.R. Ranganathan (Ranganathan, Shiyali Ramamrita) in 1933. It is general rather ...
co·lon bacillus (kōʹlən) n. A rod-shaped bacterium, especially Escherichia coli, a normal, generally nonpathogenic commensal found in all vertebrate intestinal tracts, but ...
—colonelcy, n. /kerr"nl/, n. 1. an officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps ranking between lieutenant colonel and brigadier general: corresponding to a captain in ...
Colonel Blimp
an elderly, pompous British reactionary, esp. an army officer or government official. [after a character appearing in cartoons by David Low] * * *
Colonel Bogey
a march tune which was written at the beginning of World War I and remained popular during World War II. It was later used in the film The Bridge on the River Kwai. * * *
Colonel Sanders
➡ Sanders. * * *
Colonel Blimp n. Chiefly British A pompous, reactionary, ultranationalistic person.   [After Colonel Blimp, a cartoon character created by Sir David Low (1891-1963), British ...
/kerr"nl see/, n. the rank, position, or status of a colonel. Also, colonelship. [1790-1800; COLONEL + -CY] * * *
See colonelcy. * * *
co·lo·nes (kō-lōʹnās') n. A plural of colon3. * * *
/keuh loh"nee euh, -lohn"yeuh/; Sp. /kaw law"nyah/, n., pl. colonias /-loh"nee euhz, -lohn"yeuhz/; Sp. /-law"nyahs/. (in the southwestern U.S.) a city neighborhood or a rural ...
Colonia del Sacramento
▪ Uruguay   city, southwestern Uruguay, 110 miles (177 km) west-northwest of Montevideo. It sits on San Gabriel Peninsula, which juts into the Río de la Plata (Plata, ...
➡ Roman Britain * * *
—colonially, adv. /keuh loh"nee euhl/, adj. 1. of, concerning, or pertaining to a colony or colonies: the colonial policies of France. 2. of, concerning, or pertaining to ...
colonial animal
Biol. 1. a collective life form comprising associations of individual organisms that are incompletely separated, as corals and moss animals. 2. any of the individual organisms in ...

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