Coved
Cove Cove, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coved} (k?vd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coving}.] (Arch.) To arch over; to build in a hollow concave form; to make in the form of a cove. [1913 Webster]

The mosques and other buildings of the Arabians are rounded into domes and coved roofs. --H. Swinburne. [1913 Webster]

{Coved ceiling}, a ceiling, the part of which next the wail is constructed in a cove.

{Coved vault}, a vault composed of four coves meeting in a central point, and therefore the reverse of a groined vault. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • coved — adjective Formed with an arch • • • Main Entry: ↑cove …   Useful english dictionary

  • coved — adj. arched over; constructed with a cove kəʊv n. small bay, inlet; chap, fellow (Slang) v. make with an inward curve; arch over; have a cove, design or build a wall with a cove …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coved — adjective Architecture fit with a cove. → cove …   English new terms dictionary

  • Coved ceiling — A coved ceiling is a ceiling that has had the visual appearance of the point where the ceiling meets the walls improved by the addition of coving.[1] It can also refer to an arched dome ceiling, like in a mosque.[2] References ^ Coved Ceiling (in …   Wikipedia

  • Coved ceiling — Cove Cove, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coved} (k?vd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coving}.] (Arch.) To arch over; to build in a hollow concave form; to make in the form of a cove. [1913 Webster] The mosques and other buildings of the Arabians are rounded into… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coved vault — Cove Cove, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coved} (k?vd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coving}.] (Arch.) To arch over; to build in a hollow concave form; to make in the form of a cove. [1913 Webster] The mosques and other buildings of the Arabians are rounded into… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coved vault — Vault Vault (v[add]lt; see Note, below), n. [OE. voute, OF. voute, volte, F. vo[^u]te, LL. volta, for voluta, volutio, fr. L. volvere, volutum, to roll, to turn about. See {Voluble}, and cf. {Vault} a leap, {Volt} a turn, {Volute}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coved vault. — See cloistered vault. * * * …   Universalium

  • coved vault — noun : cloister vault …   Useful english dictionary

  • coved vault. — See cloistered vault …   Useful english dictionary

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