coward

  • 1 Coward — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Barry Coward (1941–2011), britischer Historiker John Coward (* 1910), britischer Eishockeyspieler Harold G. Coward (* 1936), Religionswissenschaftler, Philosoph und Indologe Noël Coward (1899–1973),… …

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  • 2 Coward — Cow ard (kou ?rd), a. [OF. couard, coard, coart, n. and adj., F. couard, fr. OF. coe, coue, tail, F. queue (fr. L. coda, a form of cauda tail) + ard; orig., short tailed, as an epithet of the hare, or perh., turning tail, like a scared dog. Cf.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 coward — mid 13c., from O.Fr. coart coward (no longer the usual word in French, which has now in this sense poltron, from Italian, and láche), from coe tail, from L. coda, popular dialect variant of cauda tail, of uncertain origin + ard, an agent noun… …

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  • 4 Coward — Coward, SC U.S. town in South Carolina Population (2000): 650 Housing Units (2000): 263 Land area (2000): 3.423126 sq. miles (8.865856 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.006545 sq. miles (0.016951 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.429671 sq. miles (8.882807 …

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  • 5 Coward, SC — U.S. town in South Carolina Population (2000): 650 Housing Units (2000): 263 Land area (2000): 3.423126 sq. miles (8.865856 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.006545 sq. miles (0.016951 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.429671 sq. miles (8.882807 sq. km)… …

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  • 6 Coward — Cow ard, n. A person who lacks courage; a timid or pusillanimous person; a poltroon. [1913 Webster] A fool is nauseous, but a coward worse. Dryden. Syn: Craven; poltroon; dastard. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 coward — [kou′ərd] n. [ME & OFr couard, coward, lit., with tail between the legs < OFr coue, coe, tail < L cauda, tail] a person who lacks courage, esp. one who is shamefully unable to control fear and so shrinks from danger or trouble adj. cowardly …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Coward — Cow ard, v. t. To make timorous; to frighten. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That which cowardeth a man s heart. Foxe. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Coward —   [ kaʊəd], Sir (seit 1970) Noël Pierce, englischer Schriftsteller, * Teddington (heute zu London) 16. 12. 1899, ✝ Port Maria (Jamaika) 26. 3. 1973; war mit seinen witzigen und geistreichen, ironischen und frivolen Gesellschaftsstücken der… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 10 Coward — Coward, Sir No|ël (1899 1973) a British actor, singer, and writer of songs and plays. He is famous for his clever and humorous plays, such as Private Lives and Blithe Spirit, and his amusing song Mad Dogs and Englishmen …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 coward — [n] person who is scared, easily intimidated alarmist, baby*, caitiff, chicken*, chicken heart*, chicken liver*, craven, cur, dastard, deserter, faintheart, faint of heart, fraidy cat*, funk, gutless*, invertebrate*, jellyfish*, lily liver,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 coward — ► NOUN ▪ a person contemptibly lacking in courage. DERIVATIVES cowardice noun cowardliness noun cowardly adjective. ORIGIN Old French couard, from Latin cauda tail , perhaps with reference to an animal with its tail between its legs …

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  • 13 Coward — [kou′ərd] Sir Noel (Pierce) 1899 1973; Eng. playwright, actor, and songwriter …

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  • 14 coward — 01. The other kid called him a [coward] for refusing to fight. 02. He would never complain to the boss about anything; he s too much of a [coward]. 03. Bullies are often actually [cowards] because they usually pick on someone smaller and weaker… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 coward —    In Act One of Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist, when Face and Subtle are having a slanging match, Subtle calls his housekeeper ‘Cow herd!’ Perhaps Jonson himself, and his audience, assumed that this was the original form of ‘coward’, though… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 16 Coward — This famous English surname is curiously connected with bravery, and the opposite of what it may appear to imply. It is occupational, and a development of the Olde English pre 7th century cu weard meaning a cattle guard. In the ancient times the… …

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  • 17 coward — cow·ard (kou’ərd) n. ▸ One who shows ignoble fear in the face of danger or pain. ╂ [Middle English, from Old French couard, from coue, tail, from Latin cauda.] cow’ard adj. Word History: A coward is one who turns tail. The word comes from Old… …

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  • 18 Coward — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Noël Coward. Coward Album par Made Out of Babies Sortie 2006 Enregistrement Electrical Audio, Chicago, IL …

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  • 19 Coward — 1) Someone without courage. On the battlefield, the thegn was expected to fight and, if necessary, die with his lord one reason for the loss of so many of the AS nobility, or comitatus, at Hastings, in 1066. Cowardice was the lowest of qualities… …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 20 coward — noun VERB + COWARD ▪ brand sb, call sb, label sb ▪ He was branded a coward in some newspapers …

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