Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A dialectal variant of cold.
  • See col-.
  • To embrace; caress by embracing the neck.
  • To insnare.
  • noun An abbreviation of college
  • noun of collegiate.
  • noun An act of embracing; an embrace, especially about the neck.
  • To cut off; clip, as the hair of the head; poll.
  • To cut; cut short; lop; prune.
  • To cut obliquely.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To embrace.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to hug or embrace.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French coler, acoler ‘accoll, throw arms round neck of’, ultimately Latin ad + collum ‘neck’.

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