What does COG mean?

Definitions for COGkɒg, kɔg

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word COG.

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

  11. Origin: [OE. cogge; cf. D. kog, Icel. kuggr Cf. Cock a 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cog

    kog, v.t. to cheat or deceive: to wheedle: to cog dice is to manipulate them so that they may fall in a given way.—n. the act of cheating: deception.—p.adj. Cog′ging, cheating. [No doubt from the succeeding word.]

  2. Cog

    kog, n. a catch or tooth on a wheel.—v.t. to fix teeth in the rim of a wheel: to stop a wheel by putting a block before it:—pr.p. cog′ging; pa.p. cogged.—n. Cog′-wheel, a toothed wheel, whose teeth fit into and move another. [M. E. cogge; ety. dub.; cf. Sw. kugge.]

  3. Cog

    kog, n. formerly a large ship of burden or for war: a small boat: a cock-boat. [M. E. cogge, perh. from O. Fr. cogue, a ship. Cf. Dan. kogge, kog; Ice. kuggi.]

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  2. COG

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of COG in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of COG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aaron J. Munzer:

    Humour is a cog in the machine we call love.

  2. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner:

    These forced union dues are a critical cog in the corrupt bargaining that is crushing taxpayers.

  3. Billie Vunipola:

    (Carter's) obviously a big cog in their framework and for us it's trying to nullify him, but also the other many threats that they have.

  4. John Ewan:

    Before, it (Libor) had been a very minor cog in global financial markets. Now, it became used very widely as an indicator of stress, mEGA PROBS.

  5. Franz Kompisch:

    What you consider to be moral guilt and what you depict as being a cog in the wheel is exactly what lawmakers view as being an accessory to murder.

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Translations for COG

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • цапфа, зъбец, зъбно колелоBulgarian
  • Zahnrad, Kogge, ZahnGerman
  • dienteSpanish
  • ratas, hammasratas, koggi, hammasFinnish
  • pion, dentFrench
  • fiacailScottish Gaelic
  • rotellina, ingranaggioItalian
  • 歯車Japanese
  • tandwiel, vals, tandrad, tandwieltand, spel, bedriegen, kogge, tand, valsspelenDutch
  • cogPortuguese
  • зубчатое колесо, когг, зубец, шестеренка, винтикRussian
  • федер, кога, зубац, шрафић, зупчаничић, зупчаникSerbo-Croatian
  • kugge, tandhjul, kugghjul, tandSwedish

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