Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To go around by the side of; skirt.
  • noun A small shed or shelter for sheep or birds.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To pass on one side of; pass by; pass.
  • noun A former spelling of coat.
  • noun A hut; a little house; a cottage: same as cot, 1.
  • noun A sheepfold.
  • To quote.
  • noun The act of passing by; a going by.
  • noun An obsolete form of cot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A cottage or hut.
  • noun A shed, shelter, or inclosure for small domestic animals, as for sheep or doves.
  • transitive verb obsolete To go side by side with; hence, to pass by; to outrun and get before.
  • transitive verb obsolete To quote.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete To quote.
  • noun A small structure built to contain domesticated animals such as sheep, pigs or pigeons.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a small shelter for domestic animals (as sheep or pigeons)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably from French côtoyer, to skirt, from côté, side, from Old French coste, rib; see costrel.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old English.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

See quote.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From the Old English cote, the feminine form of cot "small house." Cognate to Dutch kot.

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