- a concave surface or molding.
- a concave surface forming part of a ceiling at its edge so as to eliminate the usual interior angle between the wall and ceiling.
Origin of cove1
Other definitions for cove (2 of 2)
Origin of cove2
How to use cove in a sentence
In rooms of a certain size and height, a flat surface overhead looks monotonous, and the ceiling should be vaulted or coved.The Decoration of Houses|Edith Wharton
Its lofty coved ceiling rested on a cornice of rich frieze of carved work, supported on polished pilasters of oak.The Golden Dog|William Kirby
In Bristol cathedral the stalls consist of a range of traceried panels surmounted by a horizontal coved cornice.
In richer examples there might be above the panelling a coved cornice, as at Stowlangtoft and Balsham, Cambridge .
On the coved portion of it, within the shields, are written the subjects of the books on the shelves beneath.The Care of Books|John Willis Clark