cote

noun
\ ˈkōt How to pronounce cote (audio) , ˈkät How to pronounce cote (audio) \

Definition of cote

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

cote

verb
\ ˈkōt How to pronounce cote (audio) \
coted; coting; cotes

Definition of cote (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

obsolete
: to pass by

First Known Use of cote

Noun

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

Verb

1555, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cote

Noun

Middle English, from Old English

Verb

probably from Middle French cotoyer

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“Cote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cote. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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