cove
Pronunciation Noun

cove (plural coves)

  1. (now uncommon) A hollow in a rock; a cave or cavern. [from 9th c.]
  2. (architecture) A concave vault or archway, especially the arch of a ceiling. [from 16th c.]
  3. A small coastal inlet, especially one having high cliffs protecting vessels from prevailing winds. [from 16th c.]
    • vessels which were in readiness for him within secret coves and nooks
  4. (US) A strip of prairie extending into woodland.
  5. A recess or sheltered area on the slopes of a mountain. [from 19th c.]
  6. (nautical) The wooden roof of the stern gallery of an old sailing warship. [from 19th c.]
  7. (nautical) A thin line, sometimes gilded, along a yacht's strake below deck level. [from 19th c.]
Translations Translations Translations Verb

cove (coves, present participle coving; past and past participle coved)

  1. (architecture) To arch over; to build in a hollow concave form; to make in the form of a cove.
    • The mosques and other buildings of the Arabians are rounded into domes and coved roofs.
Noun

cove (plural coves)

  1. (British, dated, informal, thieves' cant) A fellow; a man.
  2. (Australia and Polari) A friend; a mate.
Synonyms
  • (man) seeSynonyms en
  • (friend) seeSynonyms en
Antonyms
  • (man) covess, mort (specific antonyms)
  • (man) seeSynonyms en (general antonyms)
  • (friend) seeSynonyms en
Verb

cove (coves, present participle coving; past and past participle coved)

  1. To brood, cover, over, or sit over, as birds their eggs.
    • Not being able to cove or sit upon them [eggs], she [the female tortoise] bestoweth them in the gravel.

Cove
Proper noun
  1. A town in Arkansas
  2. A city in Oregon
  3. A census-designated place in Utah
  4. A suburb in Farnborough, Hampshire (OS grid ref SU8556).
  5. Three villages in Scotland:
    1. A coastal village on the Rosneath peninsula, Argyll and Bute (OS grid ref NS2282).
    2. A hamlet on Loch Ewe, Highland (OS grid ref NG8090).
    3. A coastal village near Cockburnspath (OS grid ref NT7871).
  6. Short for Cove Bay#English|Cove Bay, Aberdeen, Scotland.



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