noun cof·fer \ˈk-fər, ˈkä-\

: a box for holding money or other valuable things

coffers : money that is available for spending

Full Definition of COFFER

:  chest; especially :  strongbox
:  treasury, funds —usually used in plural
:  a recessed panel in a vault, ceiling, or soffit

Examples of COFFER

  1. <kept the jewels in a locked coffer>
  2. <let me see what's in the household coffers and I'll get back to you about making a donation>

Origin of COFFER

Middle English coffre, from Anglo-French, ultimately from Latin cophinus basket, from Greek kophinos
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Economics Terms

actuary, compound interest, globalization, indemnity, portfolio, rentier, stagflation, usurer

Rhymes with COFFER



Definition of COFFER

transitive verb
:  to store or hoard up in a coffer
:  to form (as a ceiling) with recessed panels

First Known Use of COFFER

14th century

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

Rhymes with COFFER


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