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Meaning & Definition of Colon in English

English

Colon

/koʊlən/

noun

1. The part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum

  • It extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted
    synonym:
  • colon

2. The basic unit of money in el salvador

  • Equal to 100 centavos
    synonym:
  • colon
  • ,
  • El Salvadoran colon

3. The basic unit of money in costa rica

  • Equal to 100 centimos
    synonym:
  • colon
  • ,
  • Costa Rican colon

4. A port city at the caribbean entrance to the panama canal

    synonym:
  • Colon
  • ,
  • Aspinwall

5. A punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter)

    synonym:
  • colon

Examples of using

Bogdan Tanevich resigned because of colon cancer.