coffer: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kô'fur, kof'ur), [key]
- a box or chest, esp. one for valuables.
- a treasury; funds: The coffers of the organization were rapidly filled by the contributions.
- any of various boxlike enclosures, as a cofferdam.
- Also calledone of a number of sunken panels, usually square or octagonal, in a vault, ceiling, or soffit.
- to deposit or lay up in or as in a coffer or chest.
- to ornament with coffers or sunken panels.
- coffer (Thesaurus)