I. noun Etymology: Middle English, den, from Old English cofa; akin to Old High German chubisi hut Date: before 12th century 1. a recessed place ; concavity: as a. an architectural member with a concave cross section b. a trough for concealed lighting at the upper part of a wall 2. a small sheltered inlet or bay 3. a. a deep recess or small valley in the side of a mountain b. a level area sheltered by hills or mountains II. transitive verb (coved; coving) Date: 1756 to make in a hollow concave form III. noun Etymology: Romany kova thing, person Date: 1567 British man, fellow

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