American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small sheltered bay in the shoreline of a sea, river, or lake.
- n. A recess or small valley in the side of a mountain.
- n. A cave or cavern.
- n. A narrow gap or pass between hills or woods.
- n. Architecture A concave molding.
- n. Architecture A concave surface forming a junction between a ceiling and a wall. Also called coving.
- v. To make in an inward curving form.
- n. Chiefly British A fellow; a man.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small inlet, creek, or bay; a recess or nook in the shore of any considerable body of water.
- n. Hence A hollow, nook, or recess in a mountain, or among mountains. The word cove is used with this meaning in various regions, especially in the Lake district of England, and in parts of the Appalachian range in the United States. The coves of the Blue Ridge in Virginia are oval, almost entirely inclosed, valleys, and are a prominent topographical feature of that part of the Appalachian system.
- n. In architecture, a concavity; any kind of concave molding; the hollow of a vault. The term is commonly applied to the curve which is sometimes used to connect the ceiling of a room with the walls, and which springs from above the cornice. See
coved ceiling, under coved.
- n. In ship-building, a curved or arched molding at the bottom of the taffrail. An elliptical molding above it was called the arch of the cove.
- To arch over.
- To brood, cover, or sit over.
- n. A man; a person; a fellow: generally preceded by some adjective: as, an old cove; a rum cove; a flash cove, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A retired nook; especially, a small, sheltered inlet, creek, or bay; a recess in the shore.
- n. U.S. A strip of prairie extending into woodland; also, a recess in the side of a mountain.
- n. A concave molding.
- n. A member, whose section is a concave curve, used especially with regard to an inner roof or ceiling, as around a skylight.
- v. (Arch.) To arch over; to build in a hollow concave form; to make in the form of cove.
- v. obsolete To brood, cover, over, or sit over, as birds their eggs.
- n. Slang A boy or man of any age or station.
- n. a small inlet
- n. small or narrow cave in the side of a cliff or mountain
- From Romani kodo ("this one, him") . This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, chamber, cave, from Old English cofa.Probably from Romany kova, man. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I'm fishing smack in the middle of New York City, on Central Park's Loeb Lake, and this cove is a tiny pocket in this 843-acre living work of art conceived 150 years ago by the great landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.”
“The city-stateof Argos, ringing a mountainous cove, is a breathtaking bit of CGI imagery, while the gorgon and its lair are chillinglyatmospheric.”
“The cove is often listed among the best beaches in the world, and back then stars such as Liz Taylor and Richard Burton would fly in by helicopter before partying on the beach.”
“The tranquil cove is sheltered from the open sea behind a tier of craggy sea stacks.”
“And some time, when we get together in San Francisco, I'll lead you up against Bierce -- the one this cove is named after.”
“I calls my cove -- for he is my cove -- a snarler; because your first-rates at matthew mattocks are called snarlers, and for no other reason; for the chap, though with a high front, is a good chap, and once drank a glass of ale with me, after buying an animal out of my stable.”
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“Troy’s harbor has been identified as a cove just beyond the Beik Promontory in the center of the photo.”
“Attempts to keep the public from accessing the cove are aggressive and, for the most part, successful.”
“The cove was an endless, restless sheet of gray steel that would soon turn black as night descended.”
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