cozy

adjective
co·​zy | \ ˈkō-zē How to pronounce cozy (audio) \
cozier; coziest

Definition of cozy

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1a : enjoying or affording warmth and ease : snug a cozy lakeside cabin
b : marked by or providing contentment or comfort won by a cozy margin
2a : marked by the intimacy of the family or a close group We had a cozy dinner with the whole family.
b : marked by or suggesting close association or connivance a cozy agreement His political opponents accused him of getting too cozy with powerful companies.
3 : marked by a discreet and cautious attitude or procedure a cozy waiting game

cozy

noun
plural cozies

Definition of cozy (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : a padded covering especially for a teapot to keep the contents hot
2 : a light detective story that usually features a well-educated protagonist and little explicit violence

cozy

adverb

Definition of cozy (Entry 3 of 3)

: in a cautious manner … play it cozy and wait for the other team to make a mistake.— Bobby Dodd

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Other Words from cozy

Adjective

cozily \ ˈkō-​zə-​lē How to pronounce cozily (audio) \ adverb
coziness \ ˈkō-​zē-​nəs How to pronounce coziness (audio) \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for cozy

Synonyms: Adjective

canny [chiefly Scottish], comfortable, comfy, relaxed, snug

Antonyms: Adjective

uncomfortable

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Adjective

comfortable, cozy, snug, easy, restful mean enjoying or providing a position of contentment and security. comfortable applies to anything that encourages serenity, well-being, or complacency as well as physical ease. started feeling comfortable in our new surroundings cozy suggests warmth, shelter, assured ease, and friendliness. a cozy neighborhood coffee shop snug suggests having just enough space for comfort and safety but no more. a snug little cottage easy implies relief from or absence of anything likely to cause discomfort or constraint. living in easy circumstances restful applies to whatever induces or contributes to rest or relaxation. a quiet restful vacation

Examples of cozy in a Sentence

Adjective

The room was warm and cozy. We had a cozy dinner with the whole family. I spent a cozy evening reading in front of the fire. He claims that there is a cozy arrangement between the police and the drug dealers.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Texture Selecting fabrics that have a wide range of complementary textures adds visual interest and warmth to any room by offering a layered appeal that can be cozy and comfortable or tailored and refined. Ap Mcclatchy, The Mercury News, "Are you a pillow lover or minimalist?," 6 June 2019 While small, the quarters are cozy and allowed me to hear the near-unanimous praise of the food coming out of Eatz’s kitchen. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "This Vietnamese restaurant in Louisville is about to be your new favorite," 5 June 2019 Lipa was spotted at the JFK airport in New York this past weekend doing cozy-chic in a much more high-fashion way. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Dua Lipa Has the New Must-Have Accessory for Undercover Celebrity Travel," 3 Feb. 2019 Tis the season for cozy chic: cocoon coats; rich, opulent textures; and bohemian details that will keep you warm AND stylish. Divya Bala, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Nail Statement Style This Winter," 30 Nov. 2018 Light bigotry aside, everything here is blandly, smoothly cozy. Constance Grady, Vox, "Netflix’s A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding is straight trash. But it’s cozy trash.," 30 Nov. 2018 Inside, the house has the cozy-chic feel of a contemporary farmhouse. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "The modern farmhouse goes tiny," 26 Nov. 2018 The beautiful rooms, all renovated in 2018, have lanais and dark wood floors, are cozy and come equipped with travertine bathrooms. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Resorts in Hawaii: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Microsoft Teams may be part of the Microsoft ecosystem of apps and services, but that doesn’t mean Office won’t enjoy a cozy relationship with anyone else. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Slack now integrates with Office 365, pushing Office docs and email reminders into your chat," 9 Apr. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Welcome them with their own cozy throw and provide slippers. Cathy Hobbs, The Seattle Times, "Snowbound? It’s a great time to get hygge," 11 Feb. 2019 The bottom level is a cozy, lounging area that blends seamlessly into an outdoor patio space with super comfortable-looking stuffed recliners and a fire pit for cool evenings. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "This Tiny Finnish Cabin Appeared as if by Magic," 26 Aug. 2015 These elements lend a cozy, lived-in atmosphere to your room. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Here's How to Pull Off an Eclectic Decorating Style," 17 Aug. 2018 He was recently seen on a beach trip getting cozy with his girlfriend. Fox News, "Johnny Depp's son Jack looks healthy on beach trip amid reports of 'serious illness'," 10 July 2018 To get all the way to cozy is a challenge in such a space. Steve Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "With a skeleton and megaplanters, the Field Museum fleshes out its main hall," 26 June 2018 Here was a woman surrounded by competitors giving away pens, cozies and keyrings. Rob Weinberg, Pomerado News, "Make yours a memorable business card," 16 May 2018 Others invited guests to spin a wheel, handing out logo-laden tote bags and beer cozies. Beth Spotswood, San Francisco Chronicle, "Overly branded brunch leaves some diners cold," 27 Mar. 2018 Brown said the other day, in San Francisco, gesturing toward a photograph of footwear that bulged and puckered like a tea cozy. James B. Stewart, The New Yorker, "When Your Shoes are Made of Wood Pulp," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of cozy

Adjective

1709, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1863, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cozy

Adjective, Noun, and Adverb

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian koselig cozy

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Dictionary Entries near cozy

cozey

cozonal

Cozumel

cozy

cozymase

cozy up

Cozzens

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cozy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of cozy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: small, comfortable, and warm
: friendly and pleasant
often disapproving : suggesting or showing a closeness between two people, groups, businesses, etc. : very close

cozy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cozy (Entry 2 of 2)

: a cloth cover that is placed over a teapot to keep the tea hot

cozy

adjective
co·​zy | \ ˈkō-zē How to pronounce cozy (audio) \
cozier; coziest

Kids Definition of cozy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: enjoying or providing warmth and comfort a cozy fireplace

Other Words from cozy

cozily \ -​zə-​lē \ adverb
coziness \ -​zē-​nəs \ noun

cozy

noun
plural cozies

Kids Definition of cozy (Entry 2 of 2)

: a padded covering for a container (as a teapot) to keep the contents hot

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