how to pronounce collateral

kəlætɚəl

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meanings of collateral

adjective:

  1. Having the phloem and xylem adjacent.
  2. Being aside from the main subject, target, or goal.
  3. Parallel, along the same vein, side by side.
  4. Coming or directed along the side.
  5. Relating to a collateral in the sense of an obligation or security.
  6. Corresponding; accompanying, concomitant.
  7. Of an indirect ancestral relationship, as opposed to lineal descendency.
  8. Expensive to the extent of being paid through a loan.
  9. Acting in an indirect way.

noun:

  1. A branch of a bodily part or system of organs.
  2. A thinner blood vessel providing an alternate route to blood flow in case the main vessel becomes occluded.
  3. Printed materials or content of electronic media used to enhance sales of products (short form of collateral material).
  4. A contemporary or rival.
  5. A collateral (not linear) family member.
  6. A security or guarantee (usually an asset) pledged for the repayment of a loan if one cannot procure enough funds to repay.

words that rhyme with collateral

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