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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cocoonverb

    silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs

  2. cocoonverb

    retreat as if into a cocoon, as from an unfriendly environment

    "Families cocoon around the T.V. set most evenings"; "She loves to stay at home and cocoon"

  3. cocoonverb

    wrap in or as if in a cocoon, as for protection


  1. cocoonnoun

    The silky protective case spun by the larvae of some insects and moths in which they metamorphose, the pupa.

    Etymology: From French cocon, diminutive of coque ‘shell’.

  2. cocoonnoun

    Any similar protective case, whether real or metaphorical.

    Etymology: From French cocon, diminutive of coque ‘shell’.

  3. cocoonverb

    To envelop in a protective case, or to withdraw into such a case.

    Etymology: From French cocon, diminutive of coque ‘shell’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cocoonnoun

    an oblong case in which the silkworm lies in its chrysalis state. It is formed of threads of silk spun by the worm just before leaving the larval state. From these the silk of commerce is prepared

    Etymology: [F. cocon, dim. of coque shell of egge and insects, fr. L. concha mussel shell. See Conch.]

  2. Cocoonnoun

    the case constructed by any insect to contain its larva or pupa

    Etymology: [F. cocon, dim. of coque shell of egge and insects, fr. L. concha mussel shell. See Conch.]

  3. Cocoonnoun

    the case of silk made by spiders to protect their eggs

    Etymology: [F. cocon, dim. of coque shell of egge and insects, fr. L. concha mussel shell. See Conch.]

  4. Cocoonnoun

    the egg cases of mucus, etc., made by leeches and other worms

    Etymology: [F. cocon, dim. of coque shell of egge and insects, fr. L. concha mussel shell. See Conch.]


  1. Cocoon

    Cocoon is a 1985 science fiction film directed by Ron Howard about a group of elderly people rejuvenated by aliens. The movie stars Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy, Jack Gilford, Steve Guttenberg, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy, Gwen Verdon, Herta Ware, Tahnee Welch, and Linda Harrison. The film is loosely based on the novel by David Saperstein. The movie was filmed in and around St. Petersburg, Florida: locations included the St Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, Sunny Shores Rest Home, The Coliseum, and Snell Arcade buildings. The film earned two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor and for Best Visual Effects. It spawned one sequel, Cocoon: The Return, in which almost all of the original cast reprised their roles.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cocoon

    ko-kōōn′, n. the silken sheath spun by the larvæ of many insects in passing into the pupa or resting stage.—n. Cocoon′ery, a place for keeping silkworms when feeding and spinning cocoons. [Fr. cocon, from coque, a shell—L. concha, a shell.]

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  1. Cocoon

    a covering, composed partly or wholly of silk or other viscid fibre, spun or constructed by many larvae as a protection to the pupa.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cocoon in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cocoon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of cocoon in a Sentence

  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. In a cocoon of individualism. In an authentic bunker of skepticism, nihilism, apolitical non-conformism. Protecting himself from the radiation of mass hysteria and the herd instinct of the matrix system. 2. Cynicism has an energetic vampirism of banality. 3. From a karmic lesson to childhood trauma, from childhood trauma to whim, from caprice to stupidity, from stupidity to selfishness, from selfishness to dogma. 4. Selfishness returns the logic of modern, indigenous culture, patriotic science, to the animal sources of survival. Billions of people each think about themselves, people will die of selfishness. 5. Business is a two-faced, hypocritical diplomacy of self-interest. 6. Psychology is a ludicrous attempt to rein in an unstable psyche with reins. Psychology thinks very stereotypically. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    We are in the womb of materialism, in a cocoon of the illusion of fear. Slaves are born.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    The body is a cocoon of illusions. Instincts are marketing manipulations on which they play as a musical instrument of egoism. From death, it crumbles revealing the soul, awareness and the third eye.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move!

  5. Paul Anka:

    I spent time with Elvis Presley and watched Elvis Presley self-destruct, elvis Presley was a good guy, a Southern gentleman, a little nave, but Elvis Presley started to lose it — Elvis Presley got locked into that cocoon, the comfort of the posse, the aluminum foil on the windows and no sun. I told Elvis Presley, ‘ It’s not your kind of song, ’ but it meant a lot to Elvis Presley.

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