cozy

Definitions

  • Cozy in bed
    Cozy in bed
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cozy suggesting connivance "a cozy arrangement with the police"
    • adj cozy enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space "a cozy nook near the fire","snug in bed","a snug little apartment"
    • adj cozy having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere "had a cozy chat","a relaxed informal manner","an intimate cocktail lounge","the small room was cozy and intimate"
    • n cozy a padded cloth covering to keep a teapot warm
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cozy A wadded covering, often decorative, for a teakettle or other vessel to keep the contents hot. Also called tea cozy
    • Cozy Chatty; talkative; sociable; familiar.
    • Cozy Snug; comfortable; easy; contented.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cozy Snug; comfortable; warm; social.
    • n cozy A kind of padded covering or cap put over a teapot to keep in the heat after the tea has been infused.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Cozy (Scot.) snug: comfortable
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Scot. cosie, cozie, prob. from Gael. cosach, abounding in hollows, or cosagach, full of holes or crevices, snug, sheltered, from cos, a hollow, a crevice
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ety. dub.

Usage

In literature:

Some are the mere commonplace of domestic peace set on a round table in a cozy room with children intent on the Frontier Boys.
"Frontier Boys in Frisco" by Wyn Roosevelt
Then she went down into the cozy kitchen and speedily ate a simple supper prepared by her mother.
"Ten American Girls From History" by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
In the cozy little library Vee pushes Marion down on a window seat and camps beside her.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
This was real Scout coziness.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
There was a little bit of a white house, cunning and cozy, nestled in among the larger ones, on a quiet, pleasant street of the city.
"Three People" by Pansy
But the last thing that appealed to Josephine was the thought of a cozy chat about "that darling boy" Max.
"A Soldier of the Legion" by C. N. Williamson
Yet, in spite of its coziness, I thought it had a dreary look.
"The Rose of Old St. Louis" by Mary Dillon
It was of a real cozy size when the family was alone.
"The Corner House Girls at School" by Grace Brooks Hill
On the hill above it, is the cozy home of the pastor emeritus, the Rev.
"Among the Sioux" by R. J. Creswell
The boys could hardly understand how it was that it could be so cozy and comfortable in the tunnel while outside the cold was so terrible.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
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In poetry:

Leaves his native cozy dwellin,
Shelter'd haughs, and briken braes;
Greenswaird hows, and dainty mealin,
Ance his profit, pride and praise!
"The Waes O' War : Or The Upshot Of The History O' Will And Jean. In Four Parts" by Hector MacNeill
We led him to our cozie nook;
His cheek was wan -- his strength was gane!
My Grizzie cast saft pity's look,
As frae her heart burst sorrow's mane;
"The Pastoral, Or Lyric Muse Of Scotland. Canto Third. Dornock Ha'. A Ballad" by Hector MacNeill
She fell in love with regal buildings,
At rest in the stillness of the night.
And peaceful cozy light in the windows
Became one with her inner sight.
"Snow Maiden" by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
Out of the cozy cloud she stepped,
Where most all of the snowflakes slept;
She thought her beauty would ne'er be known
If in a crowd, so she came alone.
"Miss Snow Flake and the Lovers" by Frank Barbour Coffin
That wind is some cold and plum nosey—
It's comin' right in through the cracks—
But I'll fix the place up warm and cozy,
And stuff that broke window with sacks.
"The Midwinter Bath" by Bruce Kiskaddon
The noble king has handed me heart's-ease:
a cozy winter hearth, a summer breeze.
The neighbors won't act haughty any more
and make sour faces, as they did before.
"I've Got My Fief" by Walther von der Vogelweide

In news:

Inside, the small dining room has its own cozy ambiance.
Yeah, Mon: (Clockwise from left) Buffett in her cozy living room.
Susan Felders (Parker Posey) and Pete Cozy (Eric Mabius) in Michael Walker's "Price Check".
0 Susan Felders (Parker Posey) and Pete Cozy (Eric Mabius) in Michael Walker's "Price Check".
Take her to Peppy 's in the Gables, an intimate little spot where the exterior looks like it was torn from the pages of a fairy tale and the cozy interior is dimly lit and filled with orchids.
The Jersey Shore star spent his Valentine's weekend cozying up to Playboy model and Bad Girl, Kori Koether, who at 5'3 still towers over his minuscule ex-girlfriend.
Sources say the playboy JoBro is cozying up to Brazilian model Jessica Pott .
Liberal author Jane Mayer caused much unintended hilarity with a New Yorker article called "Schmooze or Lose," whose thesis is that Obama might lose the election because he doesn't like "cozying up to billionaires.
While it's too early to determine the practical benefits of the Audi/Ducati marriage, one thing is certain: the two make for cozy co-branding bedfellows.
The centrally located 156-room Hotel Manoir Victoria provides European flair with its warm décor, highlighted by cozy fireplaces.
The challenge of keeping pigs warm and cozy during the two most stressful events in their lives birth and weaning has taken a new twist.
This cozy spa holds nightly tea parties for its patrons.
Mike and Ben Wiley are as laid-back as the pet policy at Bar Great Harry, the cozy Carroll Gardens tavern they opened in 2007.
To complement our menu items, Sombrero offers a cozy full service bar with great tastings choose your Margaritas and Tequilas from our extensive drinks menu.
The cozy little park looks like it'll be pretty cool.
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