cot


Trigonometry.


Nearby words

  1. cosy along,
  2. cosy up,
  3. cosyntropin,
  4. cosyra,
  5. così fan tutte,
  6. cot case,
  7. cot death,
  8. cotabato,
  9. cotan,
  10. cotangent

Can be confusedcaught court cot

cot

1
[ kot ]
/ kɒt /

noun

a light portable bed, especially one of canvas on a folding frame.
British. a child's crib.
a light bedstead.
Nautical. a hammocklike bed stiffened by a suspended frame.

Origin of cot

1
1625–35; < Hindi khāṭ < Prakrit khaṭṭā < Sanskrit khaṭvā; akin to Tamil kattil bedstead

cot

2
[ kot ]
/ kɒt /

noun

a small house; cottage; hut.
a small place of shelter.
a sheath or protective covering, as for an injured finger or toe.

Origin of cot

2
before 900; Middle English, Old English cot (neuter; cf. cote1); cognate with Old Norse kot hut; akin to cubby, cove1

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British Dictionary definitions for cot

cot

1
/ (kɒt) /

noun

a child's boxlike bed, usually incorporating vertical bars
a collapsible or portable bed
a light bedstead
nautical a hammock-like bed with a stiff frame

Word Origin for cot

C17: from Hindi khāt bedstead, from Sanskrit khátvā, of Dravidian origin; related to Tamil kattil bedstead

noun

literary, or archaic a small cottage
Also called: cote
  1. a small shelter, esp one for pigeons, sheep, etc
  2. (in combination)dovecot
another name for fingerstall

Word Origin for cot

Old English cot; related to Old Norse kot little hut, Middle Low German cot

abbreviation for

cotangent

verb cots, cotting or cotted

Midland English dialect to entangle or become entangled
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Word Origin and History for cot
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Science definitions for cot

cot

Abbreviation of cotangent
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