a small indentation or recess in the shoreline of a sea, lake, or river.
a sheltered nook.
a hollow or recess in a mountain; cave; cavern.
a narrow pass between woods or hills.
a sheltered area between woods or hills.
verb (used with or without object), coved, coving.
to make or become a cove.
a small bay or inlet, usually between rocky headlands
a narrow cavern formed in the sides of cliffs, mountains, etc, usually by erosion
a sheltered place
(architect) Also called coving. a concave curved surface between the wall and ceiling of a room
(transitive) to form an architectural cove in
(old-fashioned, slang, Brit & Austral) a fellow; chap
(Austral, history) an overseer of convict labourers
early 14c., “den, cave,” from Old English cofa “small chamber, cell,” from Proto-Germanic *kubon (cf. Old High German kubisi “tent, hut,” German Koben “pigsty,” Old Norse kofi “hut, shed”). Extension of meaning to “small bay” is 1580s, apparently via Scottish dialectal meaning “small hollow place in coastal rocks” (a survival of an Old English secondary sense).
“fellow, chap,” slang from at least 1560s, said to be from Romany (Gypsy) cova “that man.”
noun 1. . noun 1. a vault having the form of a number of intersecting coves.
noun 1. indirect lighting directed upward from an interior cornice or the like toward a cove at the edge of the ceiling.
[koh-vel-ahyt, koh-vuh-lahyt] /koʊˈvɛl aɪt, ˈkoʊ vəˌlaɪt/ noun 1. a mineral, copper sulfide, CuS, indigo in color and usually occurring as a massive coating on other copper minerals.
[kuhv-uh n, koh-vuh n] /ˈkʌv ən, ˈkoʊ vən/ noun 1. an assembly of witches, especially a group of thirteen. /ˈkʌvən/ noun 1. a meeting of witches 2. a company of 13 witches n. “a gathering of witches,” 1660s, earlier (c.1500) a variant of covent, cuvent early forms of convent. Association with witches arose in Scotland, […]