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cozy

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adjective co·zy \ˈkō-zē\

Definition of cozy

cozier

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coziest

  1. 1a :  enjoying or affording warmth and ease :  snug a cozy lakeside cabinb :  marked by or providing contentment or comfort won by a cozy margin

  2. 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. 3 :  marked by a discreet and cautious attitude or procedure a cozy waiting game

cozily

play \ˈkō-zə-lē\ adverb

coziness

play \ˈkō-zē-nəs\ noun

Examples of cozy in a Sentence

  1. The room was warm and cozy.

  2. We had a cozy dinner with the whole family.

  3. I spent a cozy evening reading in front of the fire.

  4. He claims that there is a cozy arrangement between the police and the drug dealers.

Recent Examples of cozy from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of cozy

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian koselig cozy

Synonym Discussion of cozy

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

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cozy

noun co·zy

Definition of cozy

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cozies

  1. 1 :  a padded covering especially for a teapot to keep the contents hot

  2. 2 :  a light detective story that usually features a well-educated protagonist and little explicit violence

Recent Examples of cozy from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of cozy

see 1cozy


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cozy

adverb co·zy

Definition of cozy

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

Origin and Etymology of cozy

see 1cozy


COZY Defined for English Language Learners

cozy

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adjective

Definition of cozy for English Language Learners

  • : small, comfortable, and warm

  • : friendly and pleasant

  • : suggesting or showing a closeness between two people, groups, businesses, etc. : very close

cozy

noun

Definition of cozy for English Language Learners

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


COZY Defined for Kids

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cozy

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adjective co·zy \ˈkō-zē\

Definition of cozy for Students

cozier

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coziest

  1. :  enjoying or providing warmth and comfort a cozy fireplace

cozily

\-zə-lē\ adverb

coziness

\-zē-nəs\ noun

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cozy

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noun co·zy

Definition of cozy for Students

plural

cozies

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



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