Definition of cove noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    cove

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//kəʊv//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//koʊv//
     
    Coastlines and the sea
     
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  1. 1a small bay (= an area of sea that is partly surrounded by land) a secluded cove See related entries: Coastlines and the sea
  2. 2(old-fashioned, British English, informal) a man
  3. Word Origin sense 1 Old English cofa ‘chamber, cave’, of Germanic origin; related to German Koben ‘pigsty, pen’. The current sense dates from the late 16th cent. sense 2 mid 16th cent.: perhaps from Romany kova ‘thing or person’.
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