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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun col:


Col is sometimes a misspelling of call, cool or glowed.

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Definition of the noun col

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noun - plural: cols

  1. a pass between mountain peaks
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonym of col: gap
    • more generic terms: mountain pass / notch / pass = the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
    • more specific terms:
      • water gap = a pass in a mountain ridge through which a stream flows
      • wind gap = a pass in a mountain ridge with no stream flowing through it


  1. Col a.k.a. Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country situated in the northwest of South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; and it shares maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Haiti. It is a unitary, constitutional republic comprising thirty-two departments.
  2. Col a.k.a. Coll Airport: Coll Island Airport is located 5 NM west southwest of Arinagour on the Isle of Coll in the Inner Hebrides. Highland Airways who originally operated the route to Oban went into administration in 2010, but a new operator, Hebridean Air Services now operates the route under a PSO with flights to Oban, Tiree and Colonsay. The aircraft used for the flights are a Britten-Norman Islander.
  3. Col a.k.a. Río Colorado Airport is a public use airport located 4 kilometres west of Río Colorado, Río Negro, Argentina.

There are other places with in their name, like Col du Fréjus, Col d'Aubisque, Col du Tourmalet, Col. Alfred E. Lewis House and Livinallongo del Col di Lana.


  1. Col a.k.a. Colin Mochrie: Colin Andrew Mochrie is a Scottish-born Canadian actor and improvisational comedian, most famous for his appearances on the British and U.S. versions of television improvisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway?.
  2. Col a.k.a. Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as the major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. He coined many familiar words and phrases, including the celebrated suspension of disbelief. He was a major influence on Emerson, and American transcendentalism.
  3. Col a.k.a. Colin McKay is a professional skateboarder who is widely recognized for his involvement with the original Plan B skateboards "superteam", as well as the subsequent relaunch of the brand in 2005.
  4. Col a.k.a. Colleen Dengel is an actress.

There are other people with in their name, like Col Hoy, Col Joye, Paul Col, Col Deane, Col Jones, Col Risby, Col Scott, Col Austen, Col Cruise, Col Geelan and many others.


Col is a record label.


  1. Col is a fictional character in the 1971 film Carlos.
  2. Col is a fictional character from the 2011 film The Eye of the Storm.
  3. Col is a fictional character from the 1992 film The Crying Game.
  4. Col is a fictional character from the 1987 film High Tide.
  5. Col is a fictional character from the 1982 Australian children's film Save the Lady.

There are other characters with in their name, like Col Scott, Col Farrell, Col. Parker, Col. Glenn Ross and Col. Andy Tanner.


"Col" is a composition.


"Col" a.k.a. "Çöl" is a 1983 film written by Cüneyt Arkın and Çetin İnanç and directed by Çetin İnanç.


Col is a pencil and paper game, specifically a map-coloring game, involving the shading of areas in a line drawing according to the rules of Graph coloring. With each move, the graph must remain proper, and a player who cannot make a legal move loses. The game was described and analysed by John Conway, who attributed it to Colin Vout, in On Numbers and Games.


  1. Col a.k.a. Columbia-Wenatchi Language: Columbia-Moses, or Columbia-Wenatchi, is a Southern Interior Salish language, also known as Nxaảmxcín.
    • also known as Wenatchi-columbia, Columbia-Moses language
  2. Col is a file format.
  3. Col a.k.a. Kiorr Language is an human language.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Col

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Google previewGas Cyclones and Swirl Tubes (2013)

Principles, Design, and Operation by Alex C. Hoffmann, Louis E. Stein

and thus col is a function of loading.

Google previewAdvances in Web-based Education (2006)

Personalized Learning Environments by George D. Magoulas, Sherry Y. Chen

Text- Col is a tool designed to support readers in deep processing of texts by letting the readers change appearance of the text based on different strategies for categorizing words. Text-Col is a reading tool and exploring tool aimed to make ...

Google previewMosby's Review Questions for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (2013)

by Mosby

The col is the depression between the buccal and lingual papillae of two adjacent teeth. It is made of nonkeratinized tissue and conforms to the interproximal contact area. ANS: A Both statements are true (A). The col is the depression between ...

Google previewHandbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology (2004)

by David H. Jonassen, Association for Educational Communications and Technology

COL is an intergovernmental organization made up of leaders of more than 50 commonwealth governments including...

Google previewCols and Passes of the British Isles (2016)

by Graham Robb

A col is the lowest point on the saddle between two mountains. Graham Robb has spent years uncovering and cataloguing the 2,002 cols and 105 passes scattered across the British Isles.

Google previewHot Showers, Soft Beds, and Dayhikes in the Sierra (2007)

Walks and Strolls Near Lodgings by Kathy Morey

Lamarck; Lamarck Col is a little left of it; and Peak 12153 towers to the right.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Soccer (2011)

by Tom Dunmore

Deportivo Cali (COL) 1979 Olimpia (PAR) Boca Juniors (ARG) 1980 Nacional ( URU) ...

Google previewENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA; Or, A DICTIONARY of Arts and Sciences, Compiled Upon a New Plan. In Wich the Different Science and Arts are Digested Into Distinct Treatises Or Systems; and The Various Technical Terms, ... are Explained as They Occur in the Order of the Alphabet. Illustrated with One Hundred and Sixty Copperplates, by a Society of Gentlemen in Scotland. IN THREE VOLUMES. Edinburgh: Printed for A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar; and Fold by Colin Macfarquhar, at this Printing-office, Nicolson Street. M.D.CC.LXXI. (1771)

2: [CAB-LYT].

column 2. line 39. For fig. 31. read fig. 3. P. 425. col.

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (2011)

by Joan M. Marter

col.), in which the reactions between two people inside a confined ...

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Small photo of Col du Glandon, France - July 24, 2015: The Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali of AstanaTeam,climbing the road to Col du Glandon in Alps, during the stage 19 of Le Tour de France 2015.Small photo of Col du Glandon, France - July 24, 2015: The Czech cyclist Jan Barta of Bora-Argon 18 Team,climbing the road to Col du Glandon in Alps, during the stage 19 of Le Tour de France 2015.Small photo of Crow Indian Reservation, Montana / USA - June 15, 2016: The marker at the Little Bighorn National Monument where Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer fell during the battle on June 25, 1876.Small photo of Col du Glandon, France - July 24, 2015: The Dutch cyclist, Bram Tankink of Team LottoNL-Jumbo,climbing the road to Col du Glandon in Alps, during the stage 19 of Le Tour de France 2015.Small photo of Col du Glandon, France - July 24, 2015: The French cyclist Benoit Vaugrenard of FDJ Team,climbing the road to Col du Glandon in Alps, during the stage 19 of Le Tour de France 2015.Small photo of Col du Glandon, France - July 24, 2015: A group of four cyclists ,climbing the road to Col du Glandon in Alps, during the stage 19 of Le Tour de France 2015.Small photo of Col du Glandon, France - July 24, 2015: The French cyclist Yohann Gene of Europcar Team,climbing the road to Col du Glandon in Alps, during the stage 19 of Le Tour de France 2015. More...

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Quotes about Col

I think Col. North is first a U.S. citizen and he has the same rights as you yourself do, sir. (Fawn Hall)
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Scrabble value of C3O1L1

The value of this 3-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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