a small indentation or recess in the shoreline of a sea, lake, or river.
a sheltered nook.
to make or become a cove.
Other definitions for cove (2 of 2)
British Slang. a person; fellow.
Australian Slang. a manager, especially of a sheep station.
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How to use cove in a sentence
As at Hope Lodge a broad plaster coving is the principal feature of the simple cornice.The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia | Frank Cousins
He was even in debt for Coving's labor; overdrawn on it without enough money to pay.
I think I shoud some marshas helen a pray the Drom and coving the collas out of the pub.Gipsy Life | George Smith
He was talking to Coving as though they had years—not as though their time had run out.
Rayburn Coving was probably the best rocket-fuel man in the world.
British Dictionary definitions for cove (1 of 2)
a small bay or inlet, usually between rocky headlands
a narrow cavern formed in the sides of cliffs, mountains, etc, usually by erosion
a sheltered place
Also called: coving architect a concave curved surface between the wall and ceiling of a room
(tr) to form an architectural cove in
British Dictionary definitions for cove (2 of 2)
old-fashioned, slang, British and Australian a fellow; chap
Australian history an overseer of convict labourers
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