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I generally play villains once every three or four years by choice because I get offered villainous roles a lot, because of the way I look and whatever. And I tend to avoid them because I think you can end up in a cul-de-sac of your own making if you're cast in that.
Kevin McKidd

Meaning of "cul-de-sac" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CUL-DE-SAC

From French, literally: bottom of the bag.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CUL-DE-SAC

cul-de-sac  [ˈkʌldəˌsæk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CUL-DE-SAC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cul-De-Sac is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CUL-DE-SAC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cul-de-sac

Cul-de-sac

A cul-de-sac, dead end, closed, no through road or court is a street with only one inlet/outlet. While historically built for other reasons, one of its modern uses is to calm vehicle traffic.

Definition of cul-de-sac in the English dictionary

The first definition of cul-de-sac in the dictionary is a road with one end blocked off; dead end. Other definition of cul-de-sac is an inescapable position. Cul-De-Sac is also any tube-shaped bodily cavity or pouch closed at one end, such as the caecum.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CUL-DE-SAC


coalsack
ˈkəʊlˌsæk
daysack
ˈdeɪˌsæk
gripsack
ˈɡrɪpˌsæk
haversack
ˈhævəˌsæk
hopsack
ˈhɒpˌsæk
knapsack
ˈnæpˌsæk
mailsack
ˈmeɪlˌsæk
ovisac
ˈəʊvɪˌsæk
packsack
ˈpækˌsæk
rucksack
ˈrʌkˌsæk
towsack
ˈtəʊˌsæk
woolsack
ˈwʊlˌsæk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CUL-DE-SAC

cuke
CUL8R
Culbertson
culch
culchie
Culebra Cut
culet
culex
Culham
culices
culicid
culiciform
culicine
culinarian
culinarily
culinary
cull
cullay
Cullen
cullender

WORDS THAT END LIKE CUL-DE-SAC

ac
air sac
bac
Barsac
cardiac
Cognac
corsac
culs-de-sac
embryo sac
Gay-Lussac
Isaac
lac
lilac
mac
maniac
sign of the zodiac
vac
vocal sac
yolk sac
zodiac

Synonyms and antonyms of cul-de-sac in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CUL-DE-SAC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cul-de-sac» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cul-de-sac

Translation of «cul-de-sac» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CUL-DE-SAC

Find out the translation of cul-de-sac to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cul-de-sac from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cul-de-sac» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

CUL -DE- SAC
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cul -de - sac
570 millions of speakers

English

cul-de-sac
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संस्कृति -de- थैली
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طريق مسدود دي الكيس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

куль- де-мешок
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cul- de-sac
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কানাগলিসংক্রান্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

voie sans issue
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cul-de-sac
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sackgasse
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

袋小路
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

막 다른 골목
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cul-de-sac
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đường cụt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குருட்டுவழி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कल्ले-डी-सॅक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çıkmaz sokak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vicolo cieco
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Cul-de - sac
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

куль-де - мішок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cul - de-sac
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

cul - de - sac
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

cul -de- sac
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

cul - de- sac
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Cul -de - sac
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cul-de-sac

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CUL-DE-SAC»

The term «cul-de-sac» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.505 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CUL-DE-SAC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cul-de-sac

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4 QUOTES WITH «CUL-DE-SAC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cul-de-sac.
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David Baker
I think we all realized that we had really been replicating things that had already been happening. I don't know if we were smart enough to realize that we were in a cul-de-sac, but we were curious.
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Ellen Gilchrist
My main home is in Fayetteville, Arkansas, a college town in the Ozark Mountains. I live on the highest hill in a quiet cul-de-sac, surrounded by friends.
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Rooney Mara
I grew up in a little cul-de-sac in the suburbs and went to public school. I went to Costco on the weekends.
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Kevin McKidd
I generally play villains once every three or four years by choice because I get offered villainous roles a lot, because of the way I look and whatever. And I tend to avoid them because I think you can end up in a cul-de-sac of your own making if you're cast in that.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CUL-DE-SAC»

Discover the use of cul-de-sac in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cul-de-sac and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson's
A collection of comic strips in which renowned comics authors and artists pay tribute to Richard Thompson's Cul de sac and its characters.
Chris Sparks, 2012
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The Mighty Alice: A Cul de Sac Collection
Richard Thompson's wonderful watercolor and fun, imaginative drawings have garnered the attention of highly acclaimed illustrators all over the world, including Bill Watterson and Mo Willems, who have each written a foreword for his first ...
Richard Thompson, 2012
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Cul De Sac: This Exit
Peter), and Mom (a.k.a. Madeline), as well as Mr. Danders, the preschool's pompously pedantic guinea pig. This is the strip's first book collection incorporating more than a year's worth of strips dating back to the cartoon's 2007 debut.
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Cul de Sac Golden Treasury: A Keepsake Garland of Classics
The Cul de Sac Golden Treasury is a hilarious and beautiful omnibus of cartoonist Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac comic strips, bringing together strips from the first collection, Cul de Sac, and the 2009 collection, Children at Play.
Thompson, Richard, 2010
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Mighty Alice Goes Round and Round: A Cul de Sac Book
Living in a cookie-cutter suburb near the interstate, the Otterloop family shares simple joys, tiny infractions and wonderful moments of bliss at school, at work and at home, in a treasury of strips from the award-winning comic series.
Richard Thompson, 2013
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Shapes and Colors: A Cul de Sac Collection
Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac follows the antics of four-year-old Alice Otterloop as she navigates her way through her suburban town and life's ups and downs at Blisshaven Preschool.
Thompson, Richard, 2010
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The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome: Turning Around the Unsustainable ...
This is a winner!" —PAUL B. FARRELL, JD, PhD, columnist, MarketWatch.com, and author of The Millionaire Code "This excellent book takes a ground-level look at the causes of our housing crisis and offers myriad ideas on reinventing the ...
John F. Wasik, 2010
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Cul-de-sac
Written by one of Canada's most influential postmodern playwrights, this dazzling one-man show is storytelling of the highest order.
Daniel MacIvor, 2005
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Cul de Sac
Here are middle-aged men who deal with parenting, marriage, and grief by untangling extension cords, organizing garages, stalking seasonal Eastern European service workers at family resorts, violating jars of mayonnaise, and sabotaging ...
Scott W. Wrobel, 2012
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The Complete Cul de Sac
The complete library of all Cul de Sac cartoons and more! In addition to every Cul de Sac cartoon ever published, selections of Thompson's original non-Cul de Sac art are included in this affordable, paperback boxed set.
Richard Thompson, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CUL-DE-SAC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cul-de-sac is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sea King helicopter makes emergency landing in Halifax-area cul
Hickey says as part of its standard operating procedure, the helicopter made a precautionary landing in a cul-de-sac in the Gammon Lake area ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
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Small plane lands hard in NW Harris County
The plane deployed an emergency shoot and came to rest nose-down in a grassy area along a sidewalk in a cul-de-sac, near several houses. «Chron.com, Jul 15»
3
Third killing in six days puts Overland Park neighborhood on edge
In less than a week, an Overland Park cul-de-sac has become the most deadly block in the Kansas City area. On Tuesday, the morning after the ... «Kansas City Star, Jul 15»
4
Parachute-equipped plane lands safely in suburban neigborhood
... a safety device unique to the company that built the airplane allowed it to safely touch down into a cul-de-sac along Laurel Bank Way near ... «Houston Chronicle, Jul 15»
5
Highland Heights streets still sticking point
While commissioners say they are comfortable with most of the developer's work, debate continues over the subdivision's cul-de-sac design. «Cape Gazette, Jul 15»
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Chelsea approves rezoning for planned 16-lot gated subdivision on …
The neighborhood will have a gated entrance with a cul-de-sac located about 50 to 100 feet off the roadway to allow cars room to turn around ... «AL.com, Jul 15»
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Subdivision proposal reaches impasse in Mebane
The proposed cul-de-sac in Cates Village was set to be 1,300 feet. The developer also asked to pay a fee of $5,099 in lieu of providing the city's ... «Burlington Times News, Jul 15»
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HOMELESSNESS: Bill bans laws barring sleeping in cars
Temecula Councilwoman Maryann Edwards called to mind the image of a family living on a cul-de-sac in a quiet and well-kept neighborhood, ... «Press-Enterprise, Jul 15»
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Hearing slated Wednesday for 25-lot Laurel Grove planned for …
Laurel Grove would include a large cul-de-sac where school buses can turn around, according to the developers. The property is zoned RR, ... «Baltimore Sun, Jul 15»
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Plane Deploys Chute, Lands in Houston-Area Neighborhood
The plane landed in a grassy area along a sidewalk in a cul-de-sac, near several houses. Officials are trying to determine what caused the ... «NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, Jul 15»

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