cote

1
[ koht ]
/ koʊt /

noun

a shelter, coop, or small shed for sheep, pigs, pigeons, etc.
British Dialect. a cottage; small house.

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Origin of cote

1
before 1050; Middle English, Old English cote (feminine; cf. cot2)

Definition for cote (2 of 3)

cote2
[ koht ]
/ koʊt /

verb (used with object), cot·ed, cot·ing.Obsolete.

to pass by; outstrip; surpass.

Origin of cote

2
First recorded in 1565–75; origin uncertain

Definition for cote (3 of 3)

côte
[ koht ]
/ koʊt /

noun, plural côtes [koht]. /koʊt/. French.

a slope or hillside with vineyards.
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Example sentences from the Web for cote

  • 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 cote (1 of 2)

cote1

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 cote (2 of 2)

cote2
/ (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
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