cove

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See also: Cove and Cové

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English cofa, from Proto-Germanic *kubô. Cognate with German Koben, Swedish kofva.

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Noun[edit]

cove (plural coves)

  1. (now rare) A hollow in a rock; a cave or cavern. [from 9th c.]
  2. (architecture) A concave vault or archway, especially the arch of a ceiling. [from 16th c.]
  3. A small coastal inlet, especially one having high cliffs protecting vessels from prevailing winds. [from 16th c.]
    • Holland
      vessels which were in readiness for him within secret coves and nooks
  4. (US) A strip of prairie extending into woodland.
  5. (now dialectal) A recess or sheltered area on the slopes of a mountain. [from 19th c.]
  6. (nautical) The wooden roof of the stern gallery of an old sailing warship. [from 19th c.]
  7. (nautical) A thin line, sometimes gilded, along a yacht's strake below deck level. [from 19th c.]
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Verb[edit]

cove (third-person singular simple present coves, present participle coving, simple past and past participle coved)

  1. (architecture) To arch over; to build in a hollow concave form; to make in the form of a cove.
    • H. Swinburne
      The mosques and other buildings of the Arabians are rounded into domes and coved roofs.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Romani kodo (this one, him) . This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology.

Noun[edit]

cove (plural coves)

  1. (UK) A fellow; a man.
  2. (Australia) A friend; a mate.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Compare French couver, Italian covare. See covey.

Verb[edit]

cove (third-person singular simple present coves, present participle coving, simple past and past participle coved)

  1. To brood, cover, over, or sit over, as birds their eggs.
    • Holland
      Not being able to cove or sit upon them [eggs], she [the female tortoise] bestoweth them in the gravel.

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cophinus, from Ancient Greek κόφινος (kóphinos, basket).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cove m (plural coves)

  1. A large basket

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈko.ve/
  • Hyphenation: có‧ve

Noun[edit]

cove f

  1. plural form of cova

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