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cove1 / kōv/ • n. 1. a small sheltered bay. 2. a sheltered recess, esp. one in a mountain. 3. Archit. a concave arched molding, esp. one formed at the junction of a wall with a ceiling. • v. [tr.] [usu. as adj.] (coved) Archit. provide (a room, ceiling, etc.) with a cove. cove2 • n. Brit., inf., dated a man: he is a perfectly amiable cove.

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cove, coving.
1. Surface of concave, more or less quarter-cylindrical form, usually applied to the cavetto moulding between a wall and coved ceiling, called coving. In many cases the coving is heavily ornamented.

2. Large concave part of a chancel-screen under the gallery, often with the appearance of vaulting.

3. Curved transition between an exterior wall and the eaves, called coved eaves.

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cove 1 †bedchamber, storechamber; (Sc. and north.) hollow in a rock, etc. OE.; sheltered recess on a coast XVI. OE. cofa chamber = MLG. cove, MHG. kobe (G. koben) stable, pigsty, ON. kofi hut, shed :- Gmc. *kuƀan-.

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cove 2 (colloq.) fellow, chap. XVI. orig. thieves' cant, perh. identical with Sc. cofe chapman, pedlar.

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covebehove, clove, cove, dove, drove, fauve, grove, interwove, Jove, mauve, rove, shrove, stove, strove, trove, wove •alcove • mangrove

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