Abut vs Collateral - What's the difference?

abut | collateral |


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.

abut

English

Alternative forms

* abutt

Verb

(abutt)
  • 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.
    His land abuts on the road.
  • To lean against on one end; to end on, of a part of a building or wall.
  • To border upon; be next to; abut on; be adjacent to; to support by an abutment.
  • Usage notes

    * (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 .

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    collateral

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • parallel, along the same vein, side by side.
  • Corresponding; accompanying, concomitant.
  • * Wordsworth
  • Yet the attempt may give / Collateral interest to this homely tale.
  • Being aside from the main subject; tangential, subordinate, ancillary.
  • Although not a direct cause, the border skirmish was certainly a collateral incitement for the war.
  • * Macaulay
  • That he [Atterbury] was altogether in the wrong on the main question, and on all the collateral questions springing out of it, is true.
  • (family ) of an indirect ancestral relationship, as opposed to lineal descendency.
  • ''Uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces are collateral relatives.
  • * 1885 , , The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night , volume 5,
  • The pure blood all descends from five collateral lines called Al-Khamsah (the Cinque).
  • 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.
  • collateral pressure
  • * Shakespeare
  • collateral light
  • Acting in an indirect way.
  • * Shakespeare
  • If by direct or by collateral hand / They find us touched, we will our kingdom give / To you in satisfaction.

    Derived terms

    * collaterality * collaterally * collateral damage * collateral form * collateral material * collateral security

    Noun

    (wikipedia collateral) (en noun)
  • 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
  • ''Besides the arteries blood streams through numerous veins we call collaterals
  • (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.
  • Derived terms

    * marketing collateral

    See also

    * mortgage