cote

1 of 2

noun

1
dialectal, England : cot entry 1 sense 1
2
: a shed or coop for small domestic animals and especially pigeons

cote

2 of 2

verb

coted; coting; cotes

transitive verb

obsolete
: to pass by

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English, "dwelling of a rural laborer, hut, shelter for domestic animals, as a pen or coop," going back to Old English, feminine weak noun, "dwelling of a rural laborer," going back to Germanic *kutōn- (whence also Middle Dutch cote "hut, pen for animals," Middle Low German kote, kotte, kate), by-form of *kuta- — more at cot entry 1

Verb

probably from Middle French cotoyer

First Known Use

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1555, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cote was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near cote

Cite this Entry

“Cote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cote. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

cote

noun
ˈkōt,
ˈkät
: a shed or coop for small domestic animals (as pigeons)

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