a seaport on the Isle of Wight, in S England: resort. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cowes

Historical Examples of cowes

  • Yesterday morning they were at Cowes, and we saw the smoke from the burning crofts.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • She was to receive a freight of flour, for Cowes and a market.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • The yacht, as we before observed, was bound to Cowes, in the Isle of Wight.

  • This night I expected to have anchored your vessel in Cowes, and have left them in safety.'

  • Then there is something about a villa at Cowes, which I am certain you never saw.

    Roland Cashel

    Charles James Lever

British Dictionary definitions for cowes



a town in S England, on the Isle of Wight: famous for its annual regatta. Pop: 19 110 (2001)
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