Abut vs Collateral - What's the difference?
As a verb abut
is to touch by means of a mutual border, edge or end; to border on; to lie adjacent; to project; to terminate; to be contiguous; to meet, of an estate, country, etc
As an adjective collateral is collateral.
To touch by means of a mutual border, edge or end; to border on; to lie adjacent; to project; to terminate; to be contiguous; to meet, of an estate, country, etc.
- It was a time when Germany still abutted upon Russia.
To lean against on one end; to end on, of a part of a building or wall.
- His land abuts on the road.
To border upon; be next to; abut on; be adjacent to; to support by an abutment. [ ]
* (estate or country) Followed by any of the following words: upon', '''on''' or (obsolete) ' to .
* (building) Followed by any of the following words: upon', '''on''', or ' against .] [
parallel, along the same vein, side by side.
Corresponding; accompanying, concomitant.
Being aside from the main subject; tangential, subordinate, ancillary.
- Yet the attempt may give / Collateral interest to this homely tale.
- Although not a direct cause, the border skirmish was certainly a collateral incitement for the war.
(family ) of an indirect ancestral relationship, as opposed to lineal descendency.
- That he [Atterbury] was altogether in the wrong on the main question, and on all the collateral questions springing out of it, is true.
* 1885 , , The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night , volume 5,
- ''Uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces are collateral relatives.
relating to a collateral in the sense of an obligation or security
expensive to the extent of being paid through a loan
Coming or directed along the side.
- The pure blood all descends from five collateral lines called Al-Khamsah (the Cinque).
- collateral pressure
Acting in an indirect way.
- collateral light
- If by direct or by collateral hand / They find us touched, we will our kingdom give / To you in satisfaction.
* collateral damage
* collateral form
* collateral material
* collateral security
A security or guarantee (usually an asset) pledged for the repayment of a loan if one cannot procure enough funds to repay. (Originally supplied as "accompanying" security.)
A collateral (not linear) family member.
A branch of a bodily part or system of organs
(marketing) printed materials or content of electronic media used to enhance sales of products (short form of collateral material)
A thinner blood vessel providing an alternate route to blood flow in case the main vessel gets occluded.
- ''Besides the arteries blood streams through numerous veins we call collaterals
* marketing collateral