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cove

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noun \ˈkōv\

Definition of cove

  1. 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. 2 :  a small sheltered inlet or bay

  3. 3 a :  a deep recess or small valley in the side of a mountain b :  a level area sheltered by hills or mountains



Origin and Etymology of cove

Middle English, den, from Old English cofa; akin to Old High German chubisi hut


First Known Use: before 12th century

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cove

verb

Definition of cove

coved

coving

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make in a hollow concave form



1756

First Known Use of cove

1756

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cove

noun

Definition of cove

British

  1. :  man, fellow



Origin and Etymology of cove

Romany kova thing, person


First Known Use: 1567

Rhymes with cove


COVE Defined for Kids

cove

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noun \ˈkōv\

Definition of cove for Students

  1. :  a small sheltered inlet or bay





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