coll-, col-

(Latin: neck)

Don't confuse this coll-,col-, "neck" unit with the following -cole, -cola, -coles (living among, dwelling in); cole-, coleo- (sheath, scabbard, vagina); collo-, coll- (glue); colo-, col- (colon, large intestine); and colon-, coln- (farm, settlement) units.

accolade (s) (noun), accolades (pl)
1. An expression of approval; praise; an honor, or laudatory notice: The novel received accolades from various reviewers including positive feedback from critics.
2. A special acknowledgment; an award: Mack was very pleased with the accolade which he received at the university when he received the honorary degree.
3. A ceremonial bestowal of knighthood; a light touch on the shoulder with the flat side of the sword or formerly by an embrace, done during the ceremony of conferring knighthood: The squire knelt before the king and received an accolade, rising as a knight, Sir William Belt.
4. Etymology: from French, acolada from Vulgar Latin accollare, from Latin ad-, "to" plus collum, "neck".

The original sense is of an embrace around the neck or the tapping of a sword on the shoulders to confer knighthood; then the extended meaning became "praise, award".

Recognition of special merit or a reward.
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collar (s) (noun), collars (pl)
1. The upright or turned-over neckband of a coat, jacket, dress, shirt, or blouse.
2. A leather, plastic, fabric, or metal band placed around the neck of an animal to identify it or attach it to a lead or leash.
3. An area around the neck of a bird, or an animal, that has a color or marking different from the rest its body.
4. The cushioned ring or other part of a harness that presses against a draft animal's shoulders.
5. A ring-shaped device or part on a shaft that guides, seats, or restricts another mechanical part.
6. A close-fitting necklace or one that lies flat over the shoulders.
7. A cut of meat, especially bacon, taken from an animal's neck.
collar (verb), collars; collared; collaring
1. Having found someone and stopped the person from going somewhere, often so that the other one can talk to her or him about something: Jim was collared by Mary as he was leaving the meeting because she wanted to ask him what he thought of the speech that was just presented.
2. To make an arrest for a criminal act: The police officer collared and arrested the bank robber just as he was leaving the bank.
collarbone, collar bone (s) (noun); collarbones, collar bones (pl)
A horizontal bone above the first rib that makes up the front part of the shoulder: The collarbone, also called the "clavicle", links the sternum, or breastbone, with the scapula, a triangular bone in the back of the shoulder.

The collar bone ends at the sternum, forming one side of the sternoclavicular joint; where it ends at the shoulder, there forming one side of the acromioclavicular joint.

collar-crown (s) (noun), collar-crowns (pl)
An artificial crown with a metal band that fits around th neck of the natural tooth or root.
decollate (verb), decollates; decollated; decollating
To sever from the neck, to behead, or to decapitate.
flea collar (s) (noun), flea collars (pl)
A collar, usually for dogs, or cats, containing a chemical that repels or kills fleas.
open-collared (adjective) (not comparable)
Referring to a shirt which is not buttoned at the neck.
venereal collar, collar of pearls, collar of Venus, leukoderma colli
Syphilitic leukoderma or a congenital skin condition characterized by spots or bands of unpigmented skin around the neck and shoulders.

It is virtually pathognomonic of late syphilis; that is, decisively characteristic of a disease or indicating a disease with certainty.

Cross references related to "neck, throat" word families: cervic-; esophag-; guttur-; laryng-; nuch-; trachel-.