verb (used with object)
Origin of coffer
Examples from the Web for coffers
Soon his coffers were overflowing with revenue from rubber, palm oil, and ivory.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Five, the tens or arguably hundreds of millions of dollars in dark money that flowed from corporate sources into GOP coffers.
We on my side say: unionization, massive public investments, a tax rate that kept the coffers full, a few other things.
Unfortunately, the interim left the property operating at a loss, its coffers drained.
Here it seems like the politicians were trying to cement their power rather than to fill their coffers.A Mob-Defying Former Mayor Knows Why New Jersey Is So Corrupt|Burt Ross|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In due course of time a fat check from Wilson finds its way into the coffers of the "Holy Moses" promoters.Twenty Years a Detective in the Wickedest City in the World|Clifton R. Wooldridge
You should find in the coffers of Malmaison twenty to twenty-five thousand pounds; you can take them to buy your plate and linen.Napoleon's Letters to Josephine|Henry Foljambe Hall
She soon became mistress of more gold than is to be found in the coffers of any king.Folk-Tales of Bengal|Lal Behari Day
The panels or coffers of a ceiling are by Vitruvius called lacunaria.
He died in the year 1344, leaving in his coffers a sum of eighteen millions of florins.Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions|Charles Mackay
British Dictionary definitions for coffers
- short for cofferdam
- a recessed panel in a concrete, metal, or timber soffit
Word Origin for coffer
Word Origin and History for coffers
mid-13c., from Old French cofre "a chest" (12c., Modern French coffre), from Latin cophinus "basket" (see coffin).