American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small shed or shelter for sheep or birds.
- v. Obsolete To go around by the side of; skirt.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hut; a little house; a cottage: same as cot, 1.
- n. A sheepfold.
- n. A former spelling of coat.
- To pass on one side of; pass by; pass.
- n. The act of passing by; a going by.
- To quote.
- n. An obsolete form of cot.
- n. A small structure built to contain domesticated animals such as sheep, pigs or pigeons.
- v. obsolete To quote.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A cottage or hut.
- n. A shed, shelter, or inclosure for small domestic animals, as for sheep or doves.
- v. obsolete To go side by side with; hence, to pass by; to outrun and get before.
- v. obsolete To quote.
- n. a small shelter for domestic animals (as sheep or pigeons)
- See quote. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English.Probably from French côtoyer, to skirt, from côté, side, from Old French coste, rib; see costrel. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“His cote hardy is tight on the bodice with a loose, gored skirt with a dagged hem.”
“The mother, a rogue pigeon escaped from the cote, did not return.”
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