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cote2

[koht]
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verb (used with object), cot·ed, cot·ing. Obsolete.
  1. to pass by; outstrip; surpass.

Origin of cote2

First recorded in 1565–75; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for coting

cote1

cot

noun
    1. a small shelter for pigeons, sheep, etc
    2. (in combination)dovecote
  1. dialect, mainly British a small cottage

Word Origin

Old English cote; related to Low German Kote; see cot ²

cote2

verb
  1. (tr) archaic to pass by, outstrip, or surpass

Word Origin

C16: perhaps from Old French costoier to run alongside, from coste side; see coast
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Word Origin and History for coting

cote

n.

Old English cote, fem. of cot (plural cotu) "small house, bedchamber, den" (see cottage). Applied to buildings for animals from early 15c.

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