Associations to the word «Cove»


COVE, noun. (now uncommon) A hollow in a rock; a cave or cavern. [from 9th c.]
COVE, noun. (architecture) A concave vault or archway, especially the arch of a ceiling. [from 16th c.]
COVE, noun. A small coastal inlet, especially one having high cliffs protecting vessels from prevailing winds. [from 16th c.]
COVE, noun. (US) A strip of prairie extending into woodland.
COVE, noun. A recess or sheltered area on the slopes of a mountain. [from 19th c.]
COVE, noun. (nautical) The wooden roof of the stern gallery of an old sailing warship. [from 19th c.]
COVE, noun. (nautical) A thin line, sometimes gilded, along a yacht's strake below deck level. [from 19th c.]
COVE, verb. (architecture) To arch over; to build in a hollow concave form; to make in the form of a cove.
COVE, noun. (British) A fellow; a man.
COVE, noun. (Australia) A friend; a mate.
COVE, verb. To brood, cover, over, or sit over, as birds their eggs.
COVE, proper noun. A town in Arkansas
COVE, proper noun. A village in Hampshire, England
COVE, proper noun. A city in Oregon
COVE, proper noun. Any one of three villages in Scotland
COVE, proper noun. A CDP in Utah
COVE MOLDING, noun. (architecture) Any molding that has a concave shape.

Dictionary definition

COVE, noun. A small inlet.
COVE, noun. Small or narrow cave in the side of a cliff or mountain.

Wise words

All our words from loose using have lost their edge.
Ernest Hemingway