Definition of coven
1 : a collection of individuals with similar interests or activities a coven of intellectuals
2 : an assembly or band of usually 13 witches
Examples of coven in a Sentence
a coven of epicures who gather for monthly wine tastings
Recent Examples of coven from the Web
Yet the pro-Tsarnaev Twitter and Instagram covens aren’t frequented, by and large, by people who celebrate the Boston bombings, a key distinction.
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Origin and Etymology of coven
Middle English covin agreement, confederacy, from Anglo-French covine, from Medieval Latin convenium agreement, from Latin convenire to agree — more at convenient
First Known Use: circa 1520
COVEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of coven for English Language Learners
: a group of witches
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