Cote meaning

kōt
The definition of a cote is a small shelter where birds or small animals are kept.

An example of a cote is a dove cote, a small building where doves live.

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(obs.) To pass by the side of; go around.
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(brit., dial.) A cottage.
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(obsolete) To quote.

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To go side by side with; hence, to pass by; to outrun and get before.

A dog cotes a hare.

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A small shed or shelter for sheep or birds.
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A small shelter or shed for fowl, sheep, doves, etc.
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A small structure built to contain domesticated animals such as sheep, pigs or pigeons.
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To go around by the side of; skirt.
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A cottage or hut.
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Origin of cote

  • Probably from French côtoyer to skirt from côté side from Old French coste rib costrel

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

  • Middle English from Old English

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

  • From the Old English cote, the feminine form of cot (“small house”). Cognate to Dutch kot.

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably related to French côté (“side”).

    From Wiktionary

  • See quote.

    From Wiktionary