Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Cotemporary adjective Living or being at the same time; contemporary.

Cotemporary noun ; plural Cotemporaries (-rĭz). One who lives at the same time with another; a contemporary.

Cotenant noun A tenant in common, or a joint tenant.

Coterie noun [ French, probably from Old French coterie servile tenure, from colier cotter; of German origin. See 1st Cot .] A set or circle of persons who meet familiarly, as for social, literary, or other purposes; a clique. "The queen of your coterie ." Thackeray.

Coterminous adjective [ Confer Conterminous .] Bordering; conterminous; -- followed by with .

Cotgare noun Refuse wool. [ Obsolete or Prov.]

Cothurn noun [ Latin cothurnus , Greek ............. Confer Cothurnus .] A buskin anciently used by tragic actors on the stage; hence, tragedy in general.

The moment had arrived when it was thought that the mask and the cothurn might be assumed with effect.
Motley.

Cothurnate adjective
1. Wearing a cothurn.

2. Relating to tragedy; solemn; grave.

Cothurnus noun [ Latin ] Same as Cothurn .

Coticular adjective [ Latin coticula a small touchstone, dim. cos , cotis , whetstone.] Pertaining to whetstones; like or suitable for whetstones.

Cotidal adjective Marking an equality in the tides; having high tide at the same time.

Cotidal lines (Physics Geology) , lines on a map passing through places that have high tide at the same time.

Cotillon (ko`te`yôN" or ko`tel`-; 277), Co*til"lion (ko*tĭl"yŭn) noun [ French cotillon , from Old French cote coat, Late Latin cotta tunic. See Coat .]
1. A brisk dance, performed by eight persons; a quadrille.

2. A tune which regulates the dance.

3. A kind of woolen material for women's skirts.

Cotinga (ko*ten"gȧ) noun [ Native South American name.] (Zoology) A bird of the family Cotingidæ , including numerous bright-colored South American species; -- called also chatterers .

Cotise (kŏt"ĭs) noun (Her.) See Cottise .

Cotised adjective (Her.) See Cottised .

Cotland noun Land appendant to a cot or cottage, or held by a cottager or cotter.

Cotquean noun [ Cot a cottage + quean .]


1. A man who busies himself with affairs which properly belong to women. Addison.

2. A she-cuckold; a cucquean; a henhussy. [ Obsolete]

What, shall a husband be afraid of his wife's face?
We are a king, cotquean , and we will reign in our pleasures.
B. Jonson.

Cotqueanity noun The condition, character, or conduct of a cotquean. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.

Cotrustee noun A joint trustee.

Cotswold noun [ Cot a cottage or hut + wold an open country.] An open country abounding in sheepcotes, as in the Cotswold hills, in Gloucestershire, England.

Cotswold sheep , a long-wooled breed of sheep, formerly common in the counties of Gloucester, Hereford, and Worcester, Eng.; -- so called from the Cotswold Hills. The breed is now chiefly amalgamated with others.

Cotta noun [ Late Latin See Coat .]
1. (Eccl.) A surplice, in England and America usually one shorter and less full than the ordinary surplice and with short sleeves, or sometimes none.

2. A kind of very coarse woolen blanket.

Cottage noun [ From Cot a cottage.] A small house; a cot; a hut.

» The term was formerly limited to a habitation for the poor, but is now applied to any small tasteful dwelling; and at places of summer resort, to any residence or lodging house of rustic architecture, irrespective of size.

Cottage allotment . See under Alloment . [ Eng.] -- Cottage cheese , the thick part of clabbered milk strained, salted, and pressed into a ball.

Cottaged adjective Set or covered with cottages.

Even humble Harting's cottaged vale.
Collins.

Cottagely adjective Cottagelike; suitable for a cottage; rustic. [ Obsolete] Jer. Taylor.

Cottager noun
1. One who lives in a cottage.

2. (Law) One who lives on the common, without paying any rent, or having land of his own.

Cotter (kŏt"tẽr) noun
1. A piece of wood or metal, commonly wedge- shaped, used for fastening together parts of a machine or structure. It is driven into an opening through one or all of the parts. [ See Illust. ] In the United States a cotter is commonly called a key .

2. A toggle.

Cotter transitive verb To fasten with a cotter.

Cotter, Cottar noun [ Late Latin cotarius , cottarius , coterius . See Cot .] A cottager; a cottier. Burns.

Through Sandwich Notch the West Wind sang
Good morrow to the cotter .
Whittier.

Cottier (-tĭ*ẽr) noun [ Old French cotier . See Coterie , and confer Cotter .] In Great Britain and Ireland, a person who hires a small cottage, with or without a plot of land. Cottiers commonly aid in the work of the landlord's farm. [ Written also cottar and cotter .]

Cottise (kŏt"tĭs) noun [ Confer French coté side, Latin costa rib.] (Her.) A diminutive of the bendlet, containing one half its area or one quarter the area of the bend. When a single cottise is used alone it is often called a cost . See also Couple-close .

Cottised adjective (Her.) Set between two cottises, -- said of a bend; or between two barrulets, -- said of a bar or fess.

Cottoid adjective [ New Latin cottus sculpin + -oid .] (Zoology) Like a fish of the genus Cottus . -- noun A fish belonging to, or resembling, the genus Cottus . See Sculpin .

Cottolene (kŏt"to*lēn`) noun A product from cotton-seed, used as lard.

Cotton (kŏt"t'n) noun [ French coton , Spanish algodon the cotton plant and its wool, coton printed cotton, cloth, from Arabic qutun , alqutun , cotton wool. Confer Acton , Hacqueton .]
1. A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the unicellular twisted hairs which grow on the seeds of the cotton plant. Long-staple cotton has a fiber sometimes almost two inches long; short-staple, from two thirds of an inch to an inch and a half.

2. The cotton plant. See Cotten plant , below.

3. Cloth made of cotton.

» Cotton is used as an adjective before many nouns in a sense which commonly needs no explanation; as, cotton bagging; cotton cloth; cotton goods; cotton industry; cotton mill; cotton spinning; cotton tick.

Cotton cambric . See Cambric , noun , 2. -- Cotton flannel , the manufactures' name for a heavy cotton fabric, twilled, and with a long plush nap. In England it is called swan's-down cotton , or Canton flannel . -- Cotton gin , a machine to separate the seeds from cotton, invented by Eli Whitney. -- Cotton grass (Botany) , a genus of plants ( Eriphorum ) of the Sedge family, having delicate capillary bristles surrounding the fruit (seedlike achenia), which elongate at maturity and resemble tufts of cotton. -- Cotton mouse (Zool.) , a field mouse ( Hesperomys gossypinus ), injurious to cotton crops. - - Cotton plant (Botany) , a plant of the genus Gossypium , of several species, all growing in warm climates, and bearing the cotton of commerce. The common species, originally Asiatic, is G. herbaceum . -- Cotton press , a building and machinery in which cotton bales are compressed into smaller bulk for shipment; a press for baling cotton. -- Cotton rose (Botany) , a genus of composite herbs ( Filago ), covered with a white substance resembling cotton. -- Cotton scale (Zoology) , a species of bark louse ( Pulvinaria innumerabilis ), which does great damage to the cotton plant. -- Cotton shrub . Same as Cotton plant . -- Cotton stainer (Zoology) , a species of hemipterous insect ( Dysdercus suturellus ), which seriously damages growing cotton by staining it; -- called also redbug . -- Cotton thistle (Botany) , the Scotch thistle. See under Thistle . -- Cotton velvet , velvet in which the warp and woof are both of cotton, and the pile is of silk; also, velvet made wholly of cotton. -- Cotton waste , the refuse of cotton mills. -- Cotton wool , cotton in its raw or woolly state. -- Cotton worm (Zool.) , a lepidopterous insect ( Aletia argillacea ), which in the larval state does great damage to the cotton plant by eating the leaves. It also feeds on corn, etc., and hence is often called corn worm , and Southern army worm .

Cotton intransitive verb
1. To rise with a regular nap, as cloth does. [ Obsolete]

It cottons well; it can not choose but bear
A pretty nap.
Family of Love.

2. To go on prosperously; to succeed. [ Obsolete]

New, Hephestion, does not this matter cotton as I would?
Lyly.

3. To unite; to agree; to make friends; - - usually followed by with . [ Colloq.]

A quarrel will end in one of you being turned off, in which case it will not be easy to cotton with another.
Swift.

Didst see, Frank, how the old goldsmith cottoned in with his beggarly companion?
Sir W. Scott.

4. To take a liking to; to stick to one as cotton; -- used with to . [ Slang]

Cotton batting Cotton prepared in sheets or rolls for quilting, upholstering, and similar purposes.

Cotton seed, Cottonseed noun The seed of the cotton plant.

Cotton State Alabama; -- a nickname.

Cottonade noun [ French cottonade .] A somewhat stout and thick fabric of cotton.

Cottonary adjective Relating to, or composed of, cotton; cottony. [ Obsolete]

Cottonary and woolly pillows.
Sir T. Browne.

Cottonous adjective Resembling cotton. [ R.] Evelyn.

Cottonseed meal A meal made from hulled cotton seeds after the oil has been expressed.

Cottonseed oil A fixed, semidrying oil extracted from cottonseed. It is pale yellow when pure (sp. gr., .92-.93). and is extensively used in soap making, in cookery, and as an adulterant of other oils.

Cottontail (kŏt"t'n*tāl`) noun (Zoology) The American wood rabbit ( Lepus sylvaticus ); -- also called Molly cottontail .

Cottonweed (-wēd`) noun (Botany) See Cudweed .

Cottonwood (-wod`) noun (Botany) An American tree of the genus Populus or poplar, having the seeds covered with abundant cottonlike hairs; esp., the P. monilifera and P. angustifolia of the Western United States.

Cottony adjective
1. Covered with hairs or pubescence, like cotton; downy; nappy; woolly.

2. Of or pertaining to cotton; resembling cotton in appearance or character; soft, like cotton.

Cottrel noun A trammel, or hook to support a pot over a fire. Knight.

Cotyla noun [ Greek ......... anything hollow, cup of a joint, small meassure: confer Latin cotyla a measure.] (Anat.) A cuplike cavity or organ. Same as Acetabulum .

Cotyledon noun [ Greek ......... a cupshaped hollow, from .......... See Cotyle .]
1. (Anat.) One of the patches of villi found in some forms of placenta.

2. (Botany) A leaf borne by the caulicle or radicle of an embryo; a seed leaf.

» Many plants, as the bean and the maple, have two cotyledons, the grasses only one, and pines have several. In one African plant ( Welwitschia ) the cotyledons are permanent and grow to immense proportions.