Meaning of cove


Pronunciation: (kōv), [key]
— n., v., coved, cov•ing.
  1. a small indentation or recess in the shoreline of a sea, lake, or river.
  2. a sheltered nook.
  3. a hollow or recess in a mountain; cave; cavern.
  4. a narrow pass between woods or hills.
  5. a sheltered area between woods or hills.
    1. a concave surface or molding.
    2. a concave surface forming part of a ceiling at its edge so as to eliminate the usual interior angle between the wall and ceiling.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to make or become a cove.


Pronunciation: (kōv), [key]
— n.
  1. a person; fellow.
  2. a manager, esp. of a sheep station.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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