coven

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noun co·ven \ ˈkə-vən also ˈkō- \

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

  1. a coven of epicures who gather for monthly wine tastings

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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


COVEN Defined for English Language Learners

coven

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Definition of coven for English Language Learners

  • : a group of witches



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