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1cozy

adjective co·zy \ˈkō-zē\

: small, comfortable, and warm

: friendly and pleasant

: suggesting or showing a closeness between two people, groups, businesses, etc. : very close

co·zi·erco·zi·est

Full Definition of COZY

1
a :  enjoying or affording warmth and ease :  snug <a cozy lakeside cabin>
b :  marked by or providing contentment or comfort <won by a cozy margin>
2
a :  marked by the intimacy of the family or a close group
b :  marked by or suggesting close association or connivance <a cozy agreement>
3
:  marked by a discreet and cautious attitude or procedure
co·zi·ly \-zə-lē\ adverb
co·zi·ness \-zē-nəs\ noun
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Examples of COZY

  1. The room was warm and cozy.
  2. We had a cozy dinner with the whole family.
  3. I spent a cozy evening reading in front of the fire.
  4. He claims that there is a cozy arrangement between the police and the drug dealers.

Origin of COZY

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian koselig cozy
First Known Use: 1709

Synonym Discussion of COZY

comfortable, cozy, snug, easy, restful mean enjoying or providing a position of contentment and security. comfortable applies to anything that encourages serenity, well-being, or complacency as well as physical ease <started feeling comfortable in our new surroundings>. cozy suggests warmth, shelter, assured ease, and friendliness <a cozy neighborhood coffee shop>. snug suggests having just enough space for comfort and safety but no more <a snug little cottage>. easy implies relief from or absence of anything likely to cause discomfort or constraint <living in easy circumstances>. restful applies to whatever induces or contributes to rest or relaxation <a quiet restful vacation>.

2cozy

noun

: a cloth cover that is placed over a teapot to keep the tea hot

plural co·zies

Full Definition of COZY

1
:  a padded covering especially for a teapot to keep the contents hot
2
:  a light detective story that usually features a well-educated protagonist and little explicit violence

First Known Use of COZY

1863

3cozy

adverb

Definition of COZY

:  in a cautious manner <play it cozy and wait for the other team to make a mistake — Bobby Dodd>

First Known Use of COZY

1946
COZIER Defined for Kids

1cozy

adjective co·zy \ˈkō-zē\
co·zi·erco·zi·est

Definition of COZY for Kids

:  enjoying or providing warmth and comfort <a cozy fireplace>
co·zi·ly \-zə-lē\ adverb
co·zi·ness \-zē-nəs\ noun

2cozy

noun
plural co·zies

Definition of COZY for Kids

:  a padded covering for a container (as a teapot) to keep the contents hot

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