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cor·don

 (kôr′dn)
n.
1. A line of people, military posts, or ships stationed around an area to enclose or guard it: a police cordon.
2. A rope, line, tape, or similar border stretched around an area, usually by the police, indicating that access is restricted.
3.
a. A cord or braid worn as a fastening or ornament.
b. A ribbon usually worn diagonally across the breast as a badge of honor or decoration.
4. Architecture A stringcourse.
5. Botany A tree or shrub, especially a fruit tree such as an apple or pear, repeatedly pruned and trained to grow on a support as a single ropelike stem.
tr.v. cor·doned, cor·don·ing, cor·dons
To form a cordon around (an area) so as to prevent movement in or out. Often used with off: Troops cordoned off the riot zone.

[French, from Old French, diminutive of corde, cord; see cord.]

cordon

(ˈkɔːdən)
n
1. (Military) a chain of police, soldiers, ships, etc, stationed around an area
2. a ribbon worn as insignia of honour or rank
3. (Textiles) a cord or ribbon worn as an ornament or fastening
4. (Architecture) architect Also called: stringcourse, belt course or table an ornamental projecting band or continuous moulding along a wall
5. (Horticulture) horticulture a form of fruit tree consisting of a single stem bearing fruiting spurs, produced by cutting back all lateral branches
vb
(often foll by: off) to put or form a cordon (around); close (off)
[C16: from Old French, literally: a little cord, from corde string, cord]

cor•don

(ˈkɔr dn)

n.
1. a line of police, sentinels, military posts, warships, etc., enclosing or guarding an area.
2. a cord, braid, or ribbon worn as an ornament, fastening, or badge.
3. a stringcourse, esp. one having little or no projection, on the face of a building.
v.t.
4. to surround or blockade with or as if with a cordon (often fol. by off).
[1400–50; Middle English < Middle French, diminutive of corde]

Cordon

 a continuous line or circle of persons or objects forming a barrier around a person, place, or building; a string or row of stones. See also chain.
Examples: cordon of admirers, 1854; of strike pickets; of police, 1883; cordon sanitaire; of troops.

cordon


Past participle: cordoned
Gerund: cordoning

Imperative
cordon
cordon
Present
I cordon
you cordon
he/she/it cordons
we cordon
you cordon
they cordon
Preterite
I cordoned
you cordoned
he/she/it cordoned
we cordoned
you cordoned
they cordoned
Present Continuous
I am cordoning
you are cordoning
he/she/it is cordoning
we are cordoning
you are cordoning
they are cordoning
Present Perfect
I have cordoned
you have cordoned
he/she/it has cordoned
we have cordoned
you have cordoned
they have cordoned
Past Continuous
I was cordoning
you were cordoning
he/she/it was cordoning
we were cordoning
you were cordoning
they were cordoning
Past Perfect
I had cordoned
you had cordoned
he/she/it had cordoned
we had cordoned
you had cordoned
they had cordoned
Future
I will cordon
you will cordon
he/she/it will cordon
we will cordon
you will cordon
they will cordon
Future Perfect
I will have cordoned
you will have cordoned
he/she/it will have cordoned
we will have cordoned
you will have cordoned
they will have cordoned
Future Continuous
I will be cordoning
you will be cordoning
he/she/it will be cordoning
we will be cordoning
you will be cordoning
they will be cordoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cordoning
you have been cordoning
he/she/it has been cordoning
we have been cordoning
you have been cordoning
they have been cordoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cordoning
you will have been cordoning
he/she/it will have been cordoning
we will have been cordoning
you will have been cordoning
they will have been cordoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cordoning
you had been cordoning
he/she/it had been cordoning
we had been cordoning
you had been cordoning
they had been cordoning
Conditional
I would cordon
you would cordon
he/she/it would cordon
we would cordon
you would cordon
they would cordon
Past Conditional
I would have cordoned
you would have cordoned
he/she/it would have cordoned
we would have cordoned
you would have cordoned
they would have cordoned

cordon

The pruning and training method that results in a single stemmed plant. Used for dwarf fruiting trees, tomatoes and related plants.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cordon - a series of sentinels or of military posts enclosing or guarding some place or thing
series - similar things placed in order or happening one after another; "they were investigating a series of bank robberies"
2.cordon - cord or ribbon worn as an insignia of honor or rank
insignia - a badge worn to show official position
3.cordon - adornment consisting of an ornamental ribbon or cord
adornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness

cordon

noun chain, line, ring, barrier, picket line Police formed a cordon between the two crowds.
cordon something off surround, isolate, close off, fence off, separate, enclose, picket, encircle The police cordoned the area off.
Translations
نِطاق مِن الشُّرطَه أو الجُنود
kordón
=-kædeafspærringkæde
kordon
varîhringur
apsuptikordonas
kordons
kordón

cordon

[ˈkɔːdn]
A. Ncordón m
B. VT (also to cordon off) → acordonar
C. CPD cordon sanitaire N (Pol) → cordón m sanitario

cordon

[ˈkɔːrdən] n [police, soldiers, vehicles] → cordon m
cordon off
vt
[+ area] → interdire l'accès à
[+ crowd] → tenir à l'écartcordon bleu [ˈkɔːrdɒnˈblɜː] adj [cookery, cook] → de cordon bleu

cordon

n
Kordon m, → Postenkette f; to put a cordon round somethingeinen Kordon um etw ziehen, etw (hermetisch) abriegeln
(= ribbon of an Order)Kordon m, → (Ordens)band nt
(Hort) → Kordon m, → Schnurbaum m

cordon

[ˈkɔːdn] ncordone m
cordon off vt + advfare cordone intorno a

cordon

(ˈkoːdn) noun
a line of sentries or policemen to prevent people from entering an area. They've put a cordon round the house where the bomb is planted.
cordon off
to enclose with a cordon. The police cordoned off the area where the gunman was.
References in classic literature ?
It was the middle-watch; a fair moonlight; the seamen were standing in a cordon, extending from one of the fresh-water butts in the waist, to the scuttle-butt near the taffrail.
Moreau, whip in hand, marshalled us all into an irregular line, and we advanced now slowly, shouting to one another as we advanced and tightening the cordon about our victim.
About eleven a company of soldiers came through Horsell, and deployed along the edge of the common to form a cordon.
made me a knight of the Garter, and Queen Anne of Austria has given me the cordon of the Holy Ghost.
As the group of detectives, followed by a cordon of policemen, spread out into a crescent to cut off all escape, the light in the tower flashed as if it were moved for a moment, and then went out.
At the main entrance we were halted by a cordon of armed guards.
Tahoe for a sea in the clouds: a sea that has character and asserts it in solemn calms at times, at times in savage storms; a sea whose royal seclusion is guarded by a cordon of sentinel peaks that lift their frosty fronts nine thousand feet above the level world; a sea whose every aspect is impressive, whose belongings are all beautiful, whose lonely majesty types the Deity!
Beyond these newspaper buildings again, and partially hidden by the arches of the old Elevated Railway of New York (long since converted into a mono-rail), there was another cordon of police and a sort of encampment of ambulances and doctors, busy with the dead and wounded who had been killed early in the night by the panic upon Brooklyn Bridge.
Shouldn't we put a cordon round to prevent the rest from running away?
They drew a cordon round me near Margot Meredith's tree, but I broke through it by a strategic movement to the south, and was next heard of in the Baby's Walk.
Tarzan grabbed the Belgian about the waist, and bearing him beneath his arm as he might have borne a sack of flour, leaped forward in an attempt to break through the cordon.
The lane was crowded with villagers and people from the neighbouring farmhouses, who were all kept back, however, by a little cordon of soldiers.