covey

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noun cov·ey \ˈkə-vē\

Definition of covey

plural

coveys

  1. 1 :  a mature bird or pair of birds with a brood of young; also :  a small flock

  2. 2 :  company, group a covey of schoolchildren

Examples of covey in a Sentence

  1. A covey of schoolchildren approached.

  2. A covey of reporters came to the event.

Origin and Etymology of covey

Middle English, from Anglo-French covee sitting (of hen), from cover to sit on, brood over, from Latin cubare to lie


First Known Use: 14th century


COVEY Defined for English Language Learners

covey

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Definition of covey for English Language Learners

  • : a small flock of birds

  • : a small group of people or things


COVEY Defined for Kids

covey

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noun cov·ey \ˈkə-vē\

Definition of covey for Students

plural

coveys

  1. 1 :  a small flock of birds a covey of quail

  2. 2 :  1group 1 a covey of reporters


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