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cordon

[ kawr-dn ]SEE DEFINITION OF cordon
  • as inbadge
  • as inribbon
  • as ingyre
  • as incircle
  • as inquarantine

Synonyms for cordon

  • identification
  • insignia
  • marker
  • medallion
  • pin
  • ribbon
  • stamp
  • symbol
  • token
  • brand
  • device
  • mark
  • motto
  • scepter
  • shield
  • sign
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CORDON

By the time he reached the cordon a violent fusillade was in progress.

A cordon of cottages at a little distance were the homes of the assistant warders.

How I should like to have drawn a cordon of policemen round the party and netted the whole.

And in the name of friendship, let me beg of you to place this cordon in your hat.

I'm trying to form a cordon, but this damned mob's in the way.

How else could the man have come through the cordon of Myrmidons and seen them in the darkness?

Then they ran against Stuart's cordon and they had to turn back.

The new Federal patent, "the Cordon," was about to be applied in earnest.

I've just put a cordon around it and placed it off limits to everybody.

They formed a cordon about the house, and some knocked and were admitted in haste.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "cord or ribbon worn as an ornament," from Middle French cordon "ribbon," diminutive of Old French corde "cord" (see cord). Sense of "a line of people or things guarding something" is 1758. Original sense preserved in cordon bleu (1727) "the highest distinction," literally "blue ribbon," for the sky-blue ribbon worn by the Knights-grand-cross of the Holy Ghost (highest order of chivalry); extended figuratively to other persons of distinction, especially, jocularly, to a first-rate cook. Cordon sanitaire (1857), from French, a guarded line between infected and uninfected districts.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CORDON

badge

nounemblem worn
  • brand
  • cordon
  • device
  • identification
  • insignia
  • mark
  • marker
  • medallion
  • motto
  • pin
  • ribbon
  • scepter
  • shield
  • sign
  • stamp
  • symbol
  • token
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