- 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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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