Coffer meaning

kôfər, kŏfər
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The definition of a coffer is a box or chest, particularly one that stores valuables or a treasury of funds.

An example of coffer is a jewelry box.

An example of coffer is the money kept by a club.

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Coffer means to put or lay in a chest or box.

An example of coffer is to place a valuable ring in a jewelry box.

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The chamber formed by a canal lock.
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A strongbox.
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A treasury; funds.
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A cofferdam.
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A supply or store of money, often belonging to an organization.
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A decorative sunken panel in a ceiling, dome, soffit, or vault.
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A floating dock.
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To put in a coffer.
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To supply (a ceiling, for example) with decorative sunken panels.
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A chest or strongbox for keeping money or valuables.
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A decorative sunken panel as in a vault, dome, etc.
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A lock in a canal.
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To enclose in a coffer or chest.
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To furnish with decorative sunken panels.
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A strongbox: a strong chest or box used for keeping money or valuables safe.
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(architecture) An ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome; a caisson.
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A trench dug in the bottom of a dry moat, and extending across it, to enable the besieged to defend it with raking fire.
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To put money or valuables in a coffer.
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To decorate something, especially a ceiling, with coffers.
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A cofferdam.
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Origin of coffer

  • Middle English cofre from Old French alteration of cofne from Latin cophinus basket coffin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French cofre, coffre, from Latin cophinus (“basket”), from Ancient Greek κόφινος (kophinos, “basket”).

    From Wiktionary