Definitions For Collateral


  • A security pledged for the repayment of a loan
  • Something that you promise to give someone if you cannot pay back a loan


  • Occurring with or following as a consequence
  • Situated or running side by side
  • Additional but secondary; auxiliary
  • Serving to support or corroborate


  • Descended from a common ancestor but through different lines

Is Collateral a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Collateral is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 16 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Collateral in a Sentence

  • The collateral effects of the government's policies

Synonyms for Collateral

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