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Definition of "cove" []

  • A small sheltered bay in the shoreline of a sea, river, or lake. (noun)
  • A recess or small valley in the side of a mountain. (noun)
  • A cave or cavern. (noun)
  • A narrow gap or pass between hills or woods. (noun)
  • Architecture A concave molding. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cove" in a sentence
  • "I'm fishing smack in the middle of New York City, on Central Park's Loeb Lake, and this cove is a tiny pocket in this 843-acre living work of art conceived 150 years ago by the great landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted."
  • "The city-stateof Argos, ringing a mountainous cove, is a breathtaking bit of CGI imagery, while the gorgon and its lair are chillinglyatmospheric."
  • "The cove is often listed among the best beaches in the world, and back then stars such as Liz Taylor and Richard Burton would fly in by helicopter before partying on the beach."