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Colon   /kˈoʊlən/   Listen

(pl. colons, cola)
The part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted.
The basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos.  Synonym: El Salvadoran colon.
The basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos.  Synonym: Costa Rican colon.
A port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal.  Synonym: Aspinwall.
A punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter).

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"Colon" Quotes from Famous Books

... llamo la Atlantida sonada! page 153 Pero Dios reservaba La empresa ruda al genio renaciente De la latina raza, idomadora De pueblos, combatiente 5 De las grandes batallas de la historia! Y cuando fue la hora, Colon aparecio sobre la nave Del destino del mundo portadora— Y la nave avanzo. Y el Oceano, 10 Hurano y turbulento, Lanzo al encuentro del bajel latino Los negros aquilones, iY a su frente rugiendo el torbellino, Jinete en el relampago sangriento! ...
— Modern Spanish Lyrics • Various

... Mainly the Folio punctuation. A colon after 'Lucilius,' and a comma after 'you,' would ...
— The New Hudson Shakespeare: Julius Caesar • William Shakespeare

... full stop after [Greek: polin] in v. 749 should be removed, and a colon, or mark of hyperbaton substituted. On looking at Paley's edition, ...
— Prometheus Bound and Seven Against Thebes • Aeschylus

... this book? for there it appears that the author's MS. was "veneratione non parva" preserved, and there he most probably died. I would say that it was printed between 1465 and 1470. It is bound up with a Fasciculus Temporum, Colon. 1479, which looks quite modern when compared with it, and its beginning is: "De Vita hiesu a venerabili viro fratro (sic) Ludolpho Cartusiensi edita incipit feliciter." The leaves are in number forty-eight. At the end of the ...
— Notes and Queries, 1850.12.21 - A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, - Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc. • Various

... a little shirt shop in Colon, Panama, on Calle 10a between Avenida Herrera and Avenida Amador Guerrero, whose red and black painted shingle announces that Lola Osawa ...
— Secret Armies - The New Technique of Nazi Warfare • John L. Spivak

... medius constitutus; citra Deum, sed ultra hominem; minor Deo, sed major homine: qui de omnibus judicat, et a nemine judicatur."—Innocentii tertii Op., ed. Colon. ...
— Notes & Queries, No. 45, Saturday, September 7, 1850 • Various

... dispatch a fighting fleet from her home forces. Accordingly on the 29th of April, Admiral Cervera left the Cape Verde Islands and sailed westward with one fast second-class battleship, the Cristobal Colon, three armored cruisers, and two torpedo boat destroyers. It was a reasonably powerful fleet as fleets went in the Spanish War, yet it is difficult to see just what good it could accomplish when it arrived on the scene of action. The naval superiority in the West Indies would still ...
— The Path of Empire - A Chronicle of the United States as a World Power, Volume - 46 in The Chronicles of America Series • Carl Russell Fish

Words linked to "Colon" :   sigmoid vein, centimo, Panama, port, El Salvadoran monetary unit, punctuation mark, urban center, Costa Rican monetary unit, vena sigmoideus, metropolis, large intestine, punctuation, Republic of Panama, city, sigmoid flexure, centavo

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