[kawr-dl-yair-uh z, -air-, kawr-dil-er-uh z; Spanish kawr-th ee-ye-rahs for 1] /ˌkɔr dlˈyɛər əz, -ˈɛər-, kɔrˈdɪl ər əz; Spanish ˌkɔr ðiˈyɛ rɑs for 1/
a mountain system in W South America: the Andes and its component ranges.
a mountain system in W North America, including the Sierra Nevada, Coast Range, Cascade Range, and Rocky Mountains.
the entire chain of mountain ranges parallel to the Pacific coast, extending from Cape Horn to Alaska.
[kawr-dl-yair-uh, -air-uh, kawr-dil-er-uh] /ˌkɔr dlˈyɛər ə, -ˈɛər ə, kɔrˈdɪl ər ə/
a chain of mountains, usually the principal mountain system or mountain axis of a large landmass.
/ˌkɔːdɪlˈjɛərəz; Spanish korðiˈʎeras/
the Cordilleras, the complex of mountain ranges on the W side of the Americas, extending from Alaska to Cape Horn and including the Andes and the Rocky Mountains
a series of parallel ranges of mountains, esp in the northwestern US
1704, from Spanish, “mountain chain,” from cordilla, in Old Spanish “string, rope,” diminutive of cuerda, from Latin chorda “cord, rope” (see cord).
A long and wide chain of mountains, especially the main mountain range of a large landmass. Cordilleras can include the valleys, basins, rivers, lakes, plains, and plateaus between parallel chains of a single mountain system, or they can consist solely of a string of connected mountain peaks.
[kawr-ding] /ˈkɔr dɪŋ/ noun 1. covered with yarns or fabric, used decoratively. [kawrd] /kɔrd/ noun 1. a string or thin rope made of several strands braided, twisted, or woven together. 2. Electricity. a small, flexible, insulated cable. 3. a ribbed fabric, especially corduroy. 4. a cordlike rib on the surface of cloth. 5. any influence […]
[kawr-dis, kohr-] /ˈkɔr dɪs, ˈkoʊr-/ adjective 1. (in prescriptions) of the heart.
[kawr-dahyt] /ˈkɔr daɪt/ noun 1. a smokeless, slow-burning powder composed of 30 to 58 percent nitroglycerin, 37 to 65 percent cellulose nitrate, and 5 to 6 percent mineral jelly. /ˈkɔːdaɪt/ noun 1. any of various explosive materials used for propelling bullets, shells, etc, containing cellulose nitrate, sometimes mixed with nitroglycerine, plasticizers, and stabilizers n. smokeless […]
[kawrd-lis] /ˈkɔrd lɪs/ adjective 1. lacking a . 2. (of an electrical appliance) requiring no wire leading to an external source of electricity because of a self-contained, often rechargeable, power supply; battery-powered. /ˈkɔːdlɪs/ adjective 1. (of an electrical device) operated by an internal battery so that no connection to mains supply or other apparatus is […]