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cote

2
[ koht ]
/ koʊt /
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verb (used with object), cot·ed, cot·ing. Obsolete.

to pass by; outstrip; surpass.

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Nearby words

cot death, cotabato, cotan, cotangent, cotc, cote, coteach, cotehardie, cotemporary, cotenant, cotentin

Origin of cote

2
First recorded in 1565–75; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for coted

  • Beside this the fyrst part of our lyfe is coted to be best, and therfore shuld be bestowed more warelye.

    The Education of Children|Desiderius Erasmus

British Dictionary definitions for coted (1 of 2)

cote

1

cot

/ (kəʊt) /

noun

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

Word Origin for cote

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

British Dictionary definitions for coted (2 of 2)

cote

2
/ (kəʊt) /

verb

(tr) archaic to pass by, outstrip, or surpass

Word Origin for cote

C16: perhaps from Old French costoier to run alongside, from coste side; see coast
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for coted

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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