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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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
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cordon

The pruning and training method that results in a single stemmed plant. Used for dwarf fruiting trees, tomatoes and related plants.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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cordon

[ˈkɔːdn] ncordone m
cordon off vt + advfare cordone intorno a
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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.
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The troops, after cordoning off Heff Shirmal area of Shopian district, conducting door-to-door searches, KMS reported.