- noun1 system of letters, etc. for secret informationADJECTIVE▪ secret▪ MorseVERB + CODE▪ break, crack, decipher▪
The code was difficult to crack.▪ use, write in▪ invent, make upCODE + NOUN▪ name, phrase, word▪ breakerPREPOSITION▪ in code▪
All the messages were in code.2 numbers/letters for identifying sthADJECTIVE▪ area (esp. AmE), dialling (BrE)▪
What's the area code for Boston?▪ post (usually postcode) (BrE), postal (BrE), zip (AmE)▪ bar, charge (BrE)▪ security▪ three-letter, four-digit, etc.▪ DNA, genetic▪ error (= on a computer)VERB + CODE▪ generateCODE + NOUN▪ number▪ generator3 computer languageADJECTIVE▪ binary (= a system of computer programming instructions), executable, HTML, source▪ maliciousVERB + CODE▪ execute▪ write▪ modify, rewrite4 set of rules for behavingADJECTIVE▪ strict▪ unwritten▪
There is an unwritten code that says ‘Do not date your best friend's ex’.▪ ethical, moral, professional▪ civil, criminal, disciplinary, penal, tax▪
planned changes in the US tax code▪ Highway▪
the Highway Code (= the official rules for users of public roads in Britain)▪ dressVERB + CODE▪ have▪ adopt, draw up, establish, formulate, lay down (esp. BrE)▪
The company has drawn up a new disciplinary code.▪ enforce▪ revise, simplify▪ comply with, follow▪ break, infringe (esp. BrE), violate▪
The principal said I had violated the school's dress code.PHRASES▪ a code of behaviour/behavior, a code of conduct▪ a code of ethics▪ a code of honour/honor▪ a code of practice▪
The profession has a strict code of practice.
Collocations dictionary. 2013.