Definitions for cowardˈkaʊ ərd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person who shows shameful lack of courage or fortitude.
(adj.)of or pertaining to a coward.
Origin of coward:
1175–1225; ME < OF couard-, couart cowardly, der. of coue tail < L cauda
Noel, 1899–1973, English playwright.
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)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sb who lacks courage
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
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.
Translations for coward
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who shows fear easily or is easily frightened
I am such a coward; – I hate going to the dentist.
- covardePortuguese (BR)
- der FeiglingGerman
- bangebuks; kujonDanish
- cobarde, miedica, cagadoSpanish
- feiging, reddhareNorwegian
- laş, fricosRomanian
- ynkrygg, mes, fegisSwedish
- 懦夫Chinese (Trad.)
- بزدل، ڈرپوکUrdu
- người nhát ganVietnamese
- 懦夫Chinese (Simp.)
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