cozy

adjective
co·​zy | \ˈkō-zē \
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 \ adverb
coziness \ ˈkō-​zē-​nəs \ 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

Both properties are gorgeous, with cozy rooms, delicious on-site food options, and a full-service spa. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Weekend Trip Guide: Where to Stay, Eat, and Drink in Skopelos, Greece," 14 Oct. 2018 This time around, the line has a lot of items for a cozy family room, like a plaid pouf, but focuses heavily on bathroom accessories too. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Alert: Joanna Gaines Just Dropped New Items At Target," 5 Aug. 2018 Guests gathered in the cozy, family-style dining room to celebrate the launch of the Re/Done and Weejuns shoe collaboration. Julia Russo, Vogue, "Re/Done and Weejuns Celebrate Their Shoe Collaboration in Santa Monica with Paris Jackson and Cassandra Grey," 27 July 2018 The performances unfold nightly in what is essentially a cozy living room with couches and playful cocktails like the Trans Am, made with Old Grand-Dad bourbon, Ilegal mezcal, Bénédictine and banana. Alia Akkam, Billboard, "Nashville Remastered: Five Renovated Landmarks Generating Excitement in Music City," 5 June 2018 More information: Spider Lake Lodge has seven cozy rooms, with rates starting at $169 per night, which includes breakfast. Sharyn Alden, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Northwoods lodges offer a nostalgic getaway," 18 May 2018 The building recently underwent a massive restoration — in fact, work continues quietly in the guest rooms — and the interior layout still reflects its beginnings: wide halls, large staircases and cozy rooms. Brian Melton, star-telegram, "As London gears up for royal wedding, a look at three villages that helped define it | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 20 Apr. 2018 The main dining room seats 145 people, and a cozy room with a round table and walls of bookcases — called the Chef’s Library — seats 8 people for smaller gatherings and special occasions. Kari Bodnarchuk, BostonGlobe.com, "Food find: The hottest restaurant in Park City," 27 Mar. 2018 Trapper Cabin also includes use of a four-wheel-drive Jeep to drive to three serious meals a day in the cozy ranch-log dining room. Sunset, "9 All-Inclusive Resorts with a Twist," 22 Jan. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 Now there’s a kind of cozy, warm and welcoming vibe to the place that gives the hotel’s public and private spaces a residential feel that sparks a try-this-at-home impulse. Valli Herman, latimes.com, "The subtle ways the Hotel Figueroa's redesign is a tribute to women," 10 Mar. 2018 Located along the shores of Indian Lake in the Adirondack Mountains, this old-fashioned camp has been hosting families for decades in its 23 cozy and comfortable cabins. Amanda Loudin /, NBC News, "If you want a truly unplugged experience this weekend, these hotels want to help.," 9 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

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian koselig cozy

Noun

see cozy entry 1

Adverb

see cozy entry 1

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cozonal

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cozymase

cozy up

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cozy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of cozy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: small, comfortable, and warm

: friendly and pleasant

: 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 \
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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