cove


1cove

noun \ˈkōv\

Definition of COVE

1
:  a recessed place :  concavity: as
a :  an architectural member with a concave cross section
b :  a trough for concealed lighting at the upper part of a wall
2
:  a small sheltered inlet or bay
3
a :  a deep recess or small valley in the side of a mountain
b :  a level area sheltered by hills or mountains

Origin of COVE

Middle English, den, from Old English cofa; akin to Old High German chubisi hut
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Architecture Terms

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

Rhymes with COVE

2cove

verb
covedcov·ing

Definition of COVE

transitive verb
:  to make in a hollow concave form

First Known Use of COVE

1756

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

3cove

noun

Definition of COVE

British
:  man, fellow

Origin of COVE

Romany kova thing, person
First Known Use: 1567

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