Definitions for COVEkoʊv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
covekoʊv(n.; v.)coved, cov•ing.
(n.)a small indentation or recess in the shoreline of a sea, lake, or river.
Category: Geography (terms)
a sheltered nook.
a hollow or recess in a mountain; cavern.
a narrow pass or sheltered area between woods or hills.
a concave architectural surface or molding, esp. one linking a ceiling and a wall.
(v.i.)to make or become a cove.
Origin of cove:
bef. 900; ME; OE cofa cave, den, closet, c. ON kofi hut, Gk gýpē cave
Brit. Slang. a person; fellow.
Origin of cove:
1560–70; said to be < Romany kova creature
a small inlet
small or narrow cave in the side of a cliff or mountain
a retired nook; especially, a small, sheltered inlet, creek, or bay; a recess in the shore
a strip of prairie extending into woodland; also, a recess in the side of a mountain
a concave molding
a member, whose section is a concave curve, used especially with regard to an inner roof or ceiling, as around a skylight
to arch over; to build in a hollow concave form; to make in the form of a cove
to brood, cover, over, or sit over, as birds their eggs
a boy or man of any age or station
A cove is a small type of bay or coastal inlet. Coves usually have narrow, restricted entrances, are often circular or oval, and are often situated within a larger bay. Small, narrow, sheltered bays, inlets, creeks, or recesses in a coast are often considered coves. Colloquially, the term can be used to describe a sheltered bay. Geomorphology describes coves as precipitously walled and rounded cirque-like openings as in a valley extending into or down a mountainside, or in a hollow or nook of a cliff or steep mountainside. Coves are formed by differential erosion. Differential erosion occurs when softer rocks are worn away faster than the harder rocks surrounding them. These rocks further erode to form a circular bay with a narrow entrance called a cove. An example of a cove is Lulworth Cove on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, England. West of it a second cove, Stair Hole, is forming.
Translations for COVE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a small bay or inlet of the sea
They bathed in a quiet cove.
- شَرْم ، خَليجArabic
- enseadaPortuguese (BR)
- kleine BuchtGerman
- vig; bugtDanish
- cala, ensenadaSpanish
- خلیج کوچکFarsi
- מִפרָץ קָטָןHebrew
- छोटी खाड़ीHindi
- draga, uvalaCroatian
- vík, vogurIcelandic
- insenatura, baiaItalian
- 작은 만(灣)Korean
- įlankėlė, užtakisLithuanian
- neliels līcisLatvian
- teluk kecilMalay
- bukt, vikNorwegian
- خلیج کوچکPersian
- غار، سوړهPashto
- liten vikSwedish
- อ่าวเล็ก ๆThai
- 小海灣Chinese (Trad.)
- маленька бухта, затокаUkrainian
- 小海湾Chinese (Simp.)
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