[kaw-fer, kof-er] /ˈkɔ fər, ˈkɒf ər/
a box or chest, especially one for valuables.
coffers, a treasury; funds:
The coffers of the organization were rapidly filled by the contributions.
any of various boxlike enclosures, as a .
Also called caisson, lacunar. Architecture. one of a number of sunken panels, usually square or octagonal, in a vault, ceiling, or soffit.
verb (used with object)
to deposit or lay up in or as in a coffer or chest.
to ornament with coffers or sunken panels.
a chest, esp for storing valuables
(usually pl) a store of money
Also called caisson, lacuna. an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling, dome, etc
a watertight box or chamber
to store, as in a coffer
to decorate (a ceiling, dome, etc) with coffers
mid-13c., from Old French cofre “a chest” (12c., Modern French coffre), from Latin cophinus “basket” (see coffin).
the receptacle or small box placed beside the ark by the Philistines, in which they deposited the golden mice and the emerods as their trespass-offering (1 Sam. 6:8, 11, 15).
[kaw-fee-vil, kof-ee-] /ˈkɔ fiˌvɪl, ˈkɒf i-/ noun 1. a city in SE Kansas.
[kaw-fin, kof-in] /ˈkɔ fɪn, ˈkɒf ɪn/ noun 1. the box or case in which the body of a dead person is placed for burial; casket. 2. the part of a horse’s foot containing the coffin bone. 3. Printing. verb (used with object) 4. to put or enclose in or as in a coffin. [kaw-fin, kof-in] […]
noun 1. the terminal phalanx in the foot of the horse and allied animals, enclosed in the hoof. noun 1. the terminal phalangeal bone inside the hoof of the horse and similar animals
noun 1. Football. a corner of the field inside the ten-yard line, especially as the target of a punt intended to go out of bounds in this area and so put the receiving team in a position near its goal line. noun phrase Any corner of the football field [1940s+ Football; because any player running […]