- 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.
verb (used with or without object), coved, cov·ing.
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Origin of cove1
Examples from the Web for coved
The nave, too, is covered with a wooden roof, a kind of coved roof with tie-beams.Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine|Edward A. Freeman
Its ceiling, coved like the other, seemed made of some self-radiating substance from which came both light and heat.The Blind Spot|Austin Hall
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
At the end is a gallery or balcony for the musicians, which on its coved front has a florid coat of arms of foreign heraldry.The Lost Stradivarius|John Meade Falkner
These walls were painted in encaustic, corresponding with the coved ceiling, which was richly adorned in the same fashion.Tancred|Benjamin Disraeli