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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cogkɒg, kɔg(n.)

  1. a gear tooth, esp. one of hardwood or metal, fitted into a slot in a gearwheel of less durable material.

    Category: Machinery

  2. a cogwheel.

    Category: Machinery

  3. a person who plays a minor part in an organization, activity, etc.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of cog:

1200–50; ME cogge, prob. < Scand; cf. Sw, Norw kugg cog

cogkɒg, kɔg(v.)cogged, cog•ging.

  1. (v.t.)to manipulate or load (dice) unfairly.

    Category: Games

  2. (v.i.)to cheat, esp. at dice.

    Category: Games

Origin of cog:

1525–35; orig. uncert.

cogkɒg, kɔg(n.; v.)cogged, cog•ging.

  1. (n.)the tongue in one timber, fitting into a corresponding slot in another to form a joint.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. (v.i.)to join with a cog.

    Category: Building Trades

Origin of cog:

1855–60; prob. cog1


  1. cognate.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cog(noun)

    a subordinate who performs an important but routine function

    "he was a small cog in a large machine"

  2. cog, sprocket(verb)

    tooth on the rim of gear wheel

  3. cog(verb)

    roll steel ingots

  4. cog(verb)

    join pieces of wood with cogs

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cog(verb)

    to seduce, or draw away, by adulation, artifice, or falsehood; to wheedle; to cozen; to cheat

  2. Cog(verb)

    to obtrude or thrust in, by falsehood or deception; as, to cog in a word; to palm off

  3. Cog(verb)

    to deceive; to cheat; to play false; to lie; to wheedle; to cajole

  4. Cog(noun)

    a trick or deception; a falsehood

  5. Cog(noun)

    a tooth, cam, or catch for imparting or receiving motion, as on a gear wheel, or a lifter or wiper on a shaft; originally, a separate piece of wood set in a mortise in the face of a wheel

  6. Cog(noun)

    a kind of tenon on the end of a joist, received into a notch in a bearing timber, and resting flush with its upper surface

  7. Cog(noun)

    a tenon in a scarf joint; a coak

  8. Cog(noun)

    one of the rough pillars of stone or coal left to support the roof of a mine

  9. Cog(verb)

    to furnish with a cog or cogs

  10. Cog(noun)

    a small fishing boat


  1. Cog

    Cog was an Australian progressive rock band that formed in 1998. Their debut album The New Normal was nominated for Triple J's 2005 J Award. The band's music draws influences from Tool, Isis, Nina Simone, Bob Marley, Leftfield, Deftones and Helmet. The band went on to become one of the most successful independent bands in Australia.

Translations for COG

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


one of a series of teeth around the edge of a wheel which fits into one of a similar series in a similar wheel (or into a chain as in a bicycle) causing motion

The cogs in the gear-wheels of a car get worn down.

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