a person who shows fear or timidity
Coward, Noel Coward, Sir Noel Pierce Coward(noun)
English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
A person who lacks courage.
Origin: From coart, cuard ( > French couard), from coe + -ard; is in turn from cauda. The reference seems to be to an animal “turning tail”, or having its tail between its legs, especially a dog.
borne in the escutcheon with his tail doubled between his legs; -- said of a lion
destitute of courage; timid; cowardly
belonging to a coward; proceeding from, or expressive of, base fear or timidity
a person who lacks courage; a timid or pusillanimous person; a poltroon
to make timorous; to frighten
Origin: [OF. couard, coard, coart, n. and adj., F. couard, fr. OF. coe, coue, tail, F. queue (fr. L. coda, a form of cauda tail) + -ard; orig., short-tailed, as an epithet of the hare, or perh., turning tail, like a scared dog. Cf. Cue, Queue, Caudal.]
Coward is a town in Florence County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 650 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Florence Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kow′ard, n. a faint-hearted person: one without courage.—v.t. to intimidate.—adjs. Cow′ard, Cow′ardly, afraid of danger: timid: mean.—ns. Cow′ardice, want of courage: timidity.—Cow′ardree (Spens.); Cow′ardliness.—adv. Cow′ardly.—n. Cow′ardship (Shak.), the quality of being a coward. [O. Fr. couard (It. codardo)—L. cauda, a tail.]
The numerical value of coward in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of coward in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He's not a coward. I just apologized to him.
A tragedy caused by a coward, it’s devastating.
If you act as a coward, you'll be seen as a coward.
A coward can be a hero, but a hero cannot be a coward.
As the date got closer, more and more I wanted to turn back time. But if I chickened out, I risked being seen as a coward.
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