cove

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cove a small inlet
    • n cove small or narrow cave in the side of a cliff or mountain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is a house in Rockport, Massachusetts, built entirely of newspaper. The Paper House at Pigeon Cove, as it is called, is made of 215 thicknesses of newspaper. According to a 1995 survey, 7 out of 10 British dogs get Christmas gifts from their doting owners.
    • n Cove A boy or man of any age or station. "There's a gentry cove here.""Now, look to it, coves , that all the beef and drink
      Be not filched from us."
    • Cove (Arch) A concave molding.
    • Cove (Arch) A member, whose section is a concave curve, used especially with regard to an inner roof or ceiling, as around a skylight.
    • Cove A retired nook; especially, a small, sheltered inlet, creek, or bay; a recess in the shore. "Vessels which were in readiness for him within secret coves and nooks."
    • Cove A strip of prairie extending into woodland; also, a recess in the side of a mountain.
    • v. t Cove (Arch) To arch over; to build in a hollow concave form; to make in the form of a cove. "The mosques and other buildings of the Arabians are rounded into domes and coved roofs."
    • v. t Cove To brood, cover, over, or sit over, as birds their eggs. "Not being able to cove or sit upon them [eggs], she [the female tortoise] bestoweth them in the gravel."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cove A small inlet, creek, or bay; a recess or nook in the shore of any considerable body of water.
    • n cove Hence A hollow, nook, or recess in a mountain, or among mountains. The word cove is used with this meaning in various regions, especially in the Lake district of England, and in parts of the Appalachian range in the United States. The coves of the Blue Ridge in Virginia are oval, almost entirely inclosed, valleys, and are a prominent topographical feature of that part of the Appalachian system.
    • n cove In architecture, a concavity; any kind of concave molding; the hollow of a vault. The term is commonly applied to the curve which is sometimes used to connect the ceiling of a room with the walls, and which springs from above the cornice. See coved ceiling, under coved.
    • n cove In ship-building, a curved or arched molding at the bottom of the taffrail. An elliptical molding above it was called the arch of the cove.
    • cove To arch over.
    • cove To brood, cover, or sit over.
    • n cove A man; a person; a fellow: generally preceded by some adjective: as, an old cove; a rum cove; a flash cove, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cove kōv a small inlet of the sea: a bay: a cavern or rocky recess:
    • v.t Cove to overarch, and thus form a hollow
    • n Cove kōv (slang) a fellow, a customer
    • n Cove kōv (archit.) a concave arch or vault
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. cofa, room; akin to G. koben, pigsty, orig., hut, Icel. kofi, hut, and perh. to E. cobalt,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cófa, a room; Ice. kofi, Ger. koben.

Usage

In literature:

And why it should go up and down at Gingerbread Cove was beyond any man of Gingerbread Cove to fathom.
"Harbor Tales Down North" by Norman Duncan
GREEN COVE SPRINGS AND GOVERNOR'S CREEK.
"Down South" by Oliver Optic
After this, the commander, with Mr Banks, Dr Solander, and two boats' crews, landed in a little cove.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
It is hidden away in a rift in the mountain which forms a tiny cove for a safe anchorage.
"Labrador Days" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Afterwards she had proposed this walk to the Cove.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
We started out bright and early on Wednesday morning, for Jersey Cove is a big place and we knew we should need the whole day.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Then he walked away up the cove and disappeared in his little grey house.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
I looked at the little cove.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
The next morning, the wind having been very light, we ran into a little harbour of rare beauty called Lulworth Cove.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
On this particular summer afternoon Cove City was less out of crimp than usual.
"Mr. Opp" by Alice Hegan Rice
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In poetry:

When stormy March had ceas'd to roar,
Selina joy'd to rove;
And watch a Halcyon on the shore,
Within a little cove.
"The Halcyon" by William Hayley
And then I thinks a cove like me
Ain't got no right to roam;
For I'm homesick when I puts to sea
And seasick when I'm home.
"Meditations Of A Mariner" by Wallace Irwin
It seem'd her guest, so frequent here,
The damsel us'd to roam;
And deem'd this little cove so dear,
Her palace and her home.
"The Halcyon" by William Hayley
One morn, as nigh the cove so dear,
The quick Selina came:
A sight, which caus'd her grievous fear,
Convuls'd her tender frame!
"The Halcyon" by William Hayley
How keen her anguish to survey,
The tide fill half the cove;
Forth from its seat, with savage sway,
Her Halcyon's nest it drove.
"The Halcyon" by William Hayley
“Are you the Cove?” he spoke the words
As swagmen only can;
The Squatter freezingly inquired,
“What do you mean, my man?”
"Are you the Cove?" by Joseph Furphy

In news:

A viewer sent us pictures of several cars sprayed with orange paint in the Trappers Cove Apartments in Lansing Tuesday.
Voters at the Cove United Methodist Church precinct in Hampton Cove had to wait over an hour to cast their ballot during the 2008 presidential election.
Tamarind of London opens Monday at 4 pm at Crystal Cove Promenade in Newport Beach.
Andreas Wurzrainer, chef and owner of Christopher's on Whidbey, hopes to win the chowder contest during the 2009 Penn Cove Mussel Festival, March 6 through 8 in Coupeville.
Pirates Cove Family Aquatics Park.
Peering intently into the water as he threaded the custom 38-foot Hard Play among open wooden fishing boats anchored in Tobago 's Plymouth Cove, Capt.
In this photo released by Tourism Queensland, people gather on Palm Cove beach in Queensland state, Australia, to watch a total solar eclipse Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012.
In this photo released by Tourism Queensland, people gather on a beach at Palm Cove in Queensland state, Australia, to watch and photograph a total solar eclipse Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012.
A boy gets ready to view the solar eclipse with his telescope on Nov 14 in Palm Cove, Australia.
A man prepares equipment to view the solar eclipse from the beach at Palm Cove in Australia's Tropical North Queensland on November 14, 2012.
The Diamond Ring effect is shown following totality of the solar eclipse at Palm Cove in Australia's Tropical North Queensland on November 14, 2012.
A spectator views the solar eclipse through special eclipse viewing glasses on November 14, 2012 in Palm Cove, Australia.
I SUP (stand up paddle) the Monterey Harbor area, Stillwater Cove and Carmel Beach at least four times a week.
Golden Cove Road resident Ralph Barisano likes the extra activity the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail bike path has brought to his neighborhood, but not the extra worries.
Not long after you cross the little bridge leading over Bayou Petite Anse — "Little Cove'" in the Cajun French spoken in these parts — whiffs of the spicy fragrance of Tabasco pepper drift through the air.
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In science:

Specifically, we present a 6-regular expander graph graph G, and a rule R, such that GRW with the rule R coves all the edges of G in expected time Ω(n log(n)).
Greedy Random Walk
The purpose of this paper is to develop a simple test for testing the hypothesis on the treatment effect adjusting for certain covariates; the proposed test uses the COV ariate-adjusted E xpected S hortfall (COVES).
Detection of treatment effects by covariate-adjusted expected shortfall
In Section 4, we compare the proposed COVES test with the t-test based on the least squares regression in empirical power.
Detection of treatment effects by covariate-adjusted expected shortfall
Section 6 concludes the paper with some additional remarks about the COVES test.
Detection of treatment effects by covariate-adjusted expected shortfall
The quantity COVESτ (d) is the average of the outcomes for group d that are above the τ th covariateadjusted quantile.
Detection of treatment effects by covariate-adjusted expected shortfall
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