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Definition 1: a security pledged for the repayment of a loan - [noun denoting possession]

(collateral is a kind of ...) any interest in a property that secures the payment of an obligation

(... is a kind of collateral ) a collateral agreement to answer for the debt of another in case that person defaults

Definition 2: descended from a common ancestor but through different lines - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where collateral or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cousins are collateral relatives
  • an indirect descendant of the Stuarts

Synonyms for collateral in the sense of this definition

(means also ...) connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage

Definition 3: situated or running side by side - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where collateral or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • collateral ridges of mountains

(collateral is similar to ...) being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting

"parallel lines never converge" "concentric circles are parallel" "dancers in two parallel rows"

Definition 4: additional but secondary; auxiliary - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(collateral is similar to ...) being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate

"the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher" "a secondary source" "a secondary issue" "secondary streams"

Definition 5: occurring with or following as a consequence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where collateral or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems
  • snags incidental to the changeover in management
  • attendant circumstances
  • the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness
  • the ensuant response to his appeal
  • the resultant savings were considerable
  • collateral target damage from a bombing run

Synonyms for collateral in the sense of this definition

(collateral is similar to ...) following in time or order

"subsequent developments"

Definition 6: serving to support or corroborate - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where collateral or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • collateral evidence

Synonyms for collateral in the sense of this definition

(collateral is similar to ...) furnishing support or assistance

"a supportive family network" "his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer"

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