Coyish Coy"ish adjective Somewhat coy or reserved. Warner.
Coyly Coy"ly adverb In a coy manner; with reserve.
Coyness Coy"ness noun The quality of being coy; feigned or bashful unwillingness to become familiar; reserve.
When the kind nymph would coyness feign, Syn.
And hides but to be found again.
-- Reserve; shrinking; shyness; backwardness; modesty; bashfulness.
Coyote Coy"o·te noun [ Spanish Amer., from Mexican coyotl .] (Zoology) A carnivorous animal ( Canis latrans ), allied to the dog, found in the western part of North America; -- called also prairie wolf . Its voice is a snapping bark, followed by a prolonged, shrill howl.
Coyote State Coyote State South Dakota; -- a nickname.
Coyotillo Co`yo·til"lo noun [ Mex. Spanish dim. See Coyote .] A low rhamnaceous shrub ( Karwinskia humboldtiana ) of the southwestern United States and Mexico. Its berries are said to be poisonous to the coyote.
Coypu Coy"pu noun [ Native name.] (Zoology) A South American rodent ( Myopotamus coypus ), allied to the beaver. It produces a valuable fur called nutria. [ Written also coypou .]
Coystrel Coys"trel (kois"trĕl) noun Same as Coistril .
Coz Coz (kŭz) noun A contraction of cousin . Shak.
Cozen Coz"en transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Cozened
(-'nd); present participle & verbal noun Cozening
(-'n-?ng). ] [ From cousin
, hence, literally, to deceive through pretext of relationship, French cousiner
.] To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive, usually by small arts, or in a pitiful way.
He had cozened the world by fine phrases.
Children may be cozened into a knowledge of the letters.
Goring loved no man so well but that he would cozen him,
and expose him to public mirth for having been cozened.
Cozen Coz"en intransitive verb To deceive; to cheat; to act deceitfully.
Some cogging, cozening slave.
Cozenage Coz"en·age (-aj) noun [ See Cozen , and confer Cousinage .] The art or practice of cozening; artifice; fraud. Shak.
Cozener Coz"en·er noun One who cheats or defrauds.
Cozier Co·zier noun See Cosier .
Cozily Co"zi·ly adverb Snugly; comfortably.
Coziness Co"zi·ness noun The state or quality of being cozy.
Cozy Co"zy adjective [ Compar. Cozier (-z?-?r); superl. Coziest .] [ Confer Scot. cosie , cozie , probably from Gael. cosach abounding in hollows, or cosagach full of holes or crevices, snug, sheltered, from cos a hollow, a crevice.] 1. Snug; comfortable; easy; contented. [ Written also cosey and cosy .] 2. [ Confer French causer to chat, talk.] Chatty; talkative; sociable; familiar. [ Eng.]
Cozy Co"zy noun [ See Cozy , adjective ] A wadded covering for a teakettle or other vessel to keep the contents hot.
Coöperant Co·öp"er·ant adjective [ Confer French coopérant .] Operating together; as, coöperant forces.
Coöperate Co·öp"er·ate intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Coöperated
; present participle & verbal noun Coöperating
.] [ Latin coöperatus
, past participle of coöperari
to coöperate; co + operari
to work, opus
work. See Operate
.] To act or operate jointly with another or others; to concur in action, effort, or effect.
Whate'er coöperates to the common mirth.
Coöperation Co·öp`er·a"tion noun
[ Latin coöperatio
: confer French coopération
.] 1. The act of coöperating, or of operating together to one end; joint operation; concurrent effort or labor.
Not holpen by the coöperation of angels. 2. (Polit. Econ.) The association of a number of persons for their benefit.
Coöperative Co·öp"er·a·tive adjective Operating jointly to the same end. Coöperative society , a society established on the principle of a joint-stock association, for the production of commodities, or their purchase and distribution for consumption, or for the borrowing and lending of capital among its members. -- Coöperative store , a store established by a coöperative society, where the members make their purchases and share in the profits or losses.
Coöperator Co·öp"er·a`tor noun [ Latin : confer French coopérateur .] One who labors jointly with others to promote the same end. " Coöperators with the truth." Boyle.
Coöpt Co·öpt" transitive verb
[ See Coöptate
. Confer French coopter
.] To choose or elect in concert with another.
Each of the hundred was to coöpt three others.
Coöptate Co·öp"tate transitive verb [ Latin coöptatus , past participle of coötare to elect to something; co- + optare to choose.] To choose; to elect; to coöpt. [ Obsolete] Cockeram.
Coöptation Co`öp·ta"tion noun
[ Latin coöptatio
.] The act of choosing; selection; choice.
The first election and coöptation of a friend.
Coördain Co`ör·dain transitive verb To ordain or appoint for some purpose along with another.
Coördinance Co·ör"di·nance noun Joint ordinance.
Coördinate Co·ör"di·nate adjective
[ Prefix co-
+ Latin ordinatus
, past participle of ordinare
to regulate. See Ordain
.] Equal in rank or order; not subordinate.
Whether there was one Supreme Governor of the world, or many coördinate powers presiding over each country.
Conjunctions joint sentences and coördinate terms. Coördinate adjectives
Rev. R. Morris.
, adjectives disconnected as regards one another, but referring equally to the same subject.
-- Coördinate conjunctions
, conjunctions joining independent propositions. Rev. R. Morris.
Coördinate Co·ör"di·nate (-nāt) transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Coördinated ; present participle & verbal noun Coördinating .] 1. To make coördinate; to put in the same order or rank; as, to coördinate ideas in classification. 2. To give a common action, movement, or condition to; to regulate and combine so as to produce harmonious action; to adjust; to harmonize; as, to coördinate muscular movements.
Coördinate Co·ör"di·nate noun 1. A thing of the same rank with another thing; one two or more persons or things of equal rank, authority, or importance.
It has neither coördinate nor analogon; it is absolutely one. 2. plural (Math.) Lines, or other elements of reference, by means of which the position of any point, as of a curve, is defined with respect to certain fixed lines, or planes, called coördinate axes and coördinate planes . See Abscissa .
are of several kinds, consisting in some of the different cases, of the following elements, namely: (a) (Geom. of Two Dimensions)
The abscissa and ordinate of any point, taken together; as the abscissa PY and ordinate PX of the point P (Fig. 2, referred to the coördinate axes AY and AX. (b)
Any radius vector PA (Fig. 1), together with its angle of inclination to a fixed line, APX, by which any point A in the same plane is referred to that fixed line, and a fixed point in it, called the pole
, P. (c) (Geom. of Three Dimensions)
Any three lines, or distances, PB, PC, PD (Fig. 3), taken parallel to three coördinate axes, AX, AY, AZ, and measured from the corresponding coördinate fixed planes, YAZ, XAZ, XAY, to any point in space, P, whose position is thereby determined with respect to these planes and axes. (d)
A radius vector, the angle which it makes with a fixed plane, and the angle which its projection on the plane makes with a fixed line line in the plane, by which means any point in space at the free extremity of the radius vector is referred to that fixed plane and fixed line, and a fixed point in that line, the pole of the radius vector. Cartesian coördinates
. See under Cartesian .
-- Geographical coördinates
, the latitude and longitude of a place, by which its relative situation on the globe is known. The height of the above the sea level constitutes a third coördinate.
-- Polar coördinates
, coördinates made up of a radius vector and its angle of inclination to another line, or a line and plane; as those defined in (b) and (d) above.
-- Rectangular coördinates
, coördinates the axes of which intersect at right angles.
-- Rectilinear coördinates
, coördinates made up of right lines. Those defined in (a) and (c) above are called also Cartesian coördinates .
or Spherical coördinates
, elements of reference, by means of which the position of a point on the surface of a sphere may be determined with respect to two great circles of the sphere.
-- Trilinear coördinates
, coördinates of a point in a plane, consisting of the three ratios which the three distances of the point from three fixed lines have one to another.
Coördinately Co·ör"di·nate·ly adverb In a coördinate manner.
Coördinateness Co·ör"di·nate·ness noun The state of being coördinate; equality of rank or authority.
Coördination Co·ör`di·na"tion noun 1. The act of coördinating; the act of putting in the same order, class, rank, dignity, etc.; as, the coördination of the executive, the legislative, and the judicial authority in forming a government; the act of regulating and combining so as to produce harmonious results; harmonious adjustment; as, a coördination of functions.
of muscular movement by the cerebellum." Carpenter. 2. The state of being coördinate, or of equal rank, dignity, power, etc.
In this high court of parliament, there is a rare coördination of power.
Coördinative Co·ör"di·na·tive adjective (Gram.) Expressing coördination. J. W. Gibbs.
Crœsus Crœ"sus (krē"sŭs) noun [ Latin , from German Kroi^sos .] A king of Lydia who flourished in the 6th century b. c. , and was renowned for his vast wealth; hence, a common appellation for a very rich man; as, he is a veritable Crœsus .
[ Anglo-Saxon crabba
; akin to Dutch krab
, G. krabbe
, Icelandic krabbi
, Swedish krabba
, Danish krabbe
, and perhaps to English cramp
. Confer Crawfish
.] 1. (Zoology) One of the brachyuran Crustacea. They are mostly marine, and usually have a broad, short body, covered with a strong shell or carapace. The abdomen is small and curled up beneath the body.
» The name is applied to all the Brachyura, and to certain Anomura, as the hermit crabs
. Formerly, it was sometimes applied to Crustacea in general. Many species are edible, the blue crab of the Atlantic coast being one of the most esteemed. The large European edible crab is Cancer padurus
. Soft-shelled crabs
are blue crabs that have recently cast their shells. See Cancer
; also, Box crab
, Fiddler crab
, Hermit crab
, Spider crab
, etc., under Box
. etc. 2. The zodiacal constellation Cancer. 3.
[ See Crab
] (Botany) A crab apple; -- so named from its harsh taste.
When roasted crabs hiss in the bowl, 4. A cudgel made of the wood of the crab tree; a crabstick.
Then nightly sings the staring owl.
[ Obsolete] Garrick. 5. (Mech.) (a) A movable winch or windlass with powerful gearing, used with derricks, etc. (b) A form of windlass, or geared capstan, for hauling ships into dock, etc. (c) A machine used in ropewalks to stretch the yarn. (d) A claw for anchoring a portable machine. Calling crab
. (Zoology) See Fiddler ., noun , 2.
-- Crab apple
, a small, sour apple, of several kinds; also, the tree which bears it; as, the European crab apple ( Pyrus Malus var. sylvestris ); the Siberian crab apple ( Pyrus baccata ); and the American ( Pyrus coronaria ).
-- Crab grass
. (Botany) (a) A grass ( Digitaria, or Panicum, sanguinalis ); -- called also finger grass . (b) A grass of the genus Eleusine ( E. Indica ); -- called also dog's-tail grass , wire grass , etc.
-- Crab louse (Zoology)
, a species of louse ( Phthirius pubis ), sometimes infesting the human body.
-- Crab plover (Zoology)
, an Asiatic plover ( Dromas ardeola ).
-- Crab's eyes
, or Crab's stones
, masses of calcareous matter found, at certain seasons of the year, on either side of the stomach of the European crawfishes, and formerly used in medicine for absorbent and antacid purposes; the gastroliths.
-- Crab spider (Zoology)
, one of a group of spiders ( Laterigradæ ); -- called because they can run backwards or sideways like a crab.
-- Crab tree
, the tree that bears crab applies.
-- Crab wood
, a light cabinet wood obtained in Guiana, which takes a high polish. McElrath.
-- To catch a crab (Nautical)
, a phrase used of a rower
: (a) when he fails to raise his oar clear of the water
; (b) when he misses the water altogether in making a stroke.
(krăb) transitive verb 1. To make sour or morose; to embitter.
Sickness sours or crabs our nature. 2. To beat with a crabstick.
[ Obsolete] J. Fletcher.
Crab Crab intransitive verb (Nautical) To drift sidewise or to leeward, as a vessel. Ham. Nav. Encyc.
Crab Crab adjective
[ Prob. from the same root as crab
] Sour; rough; austere.
The crab vintage of the neighb'ring coast.
Crab tree Crab" tree (trē`). See under Crab .
Crab-yaws Crab"-yaws` noun (Medicine) A disease in the West Indies. It is a kind of ulcer on the soles of the feet, with very hard edges. See Yaws . Dunglison.
Crabbed Crab"bed adjective
[ See Crab
] 1. Characterized by or manifesting, sourness, peevishness, or moroseness; harsh; cross; cynical; -- applied to feelings, disposition, or manners.
Crabbed age and youth can not live together. 2. Characterized by harshness or roughness; unpleasant; -- applied to things; as, a crabbed taste. 3. Obscure; difficult; perplexing; trying; as, a crabbed author.
How charming is divine philosophy! 4. Cramped; irregular; as, crabbed handwriting.
Not harsh and crabbed , as dull fools suppose.
Crabber Crab"ber noun One who catches crabs.
Crabbing Crab"bing noun 1. The act or art of catching crabs. 2. (Falconry) The fighting of hawks with each other. 3. (Woolen Manuf.) A process of scouring cloth between rolls in a machine.
(krăb"bĭsh) adjective Somewhat sour or cross.
The whips of the most crabbish Satyristes.
Crabby Crab"by (-bȳ) adjective Crabbed; difficult, or perplexing. "Persius is crabby , because ancient." Marston.
Crabeater Crab"eat`er (krăb"ēt`ẽr) noun (Zoology) (a) The cobia. (b) An etheostomoid fish of the southern United States ( Hadropterus nigrofasciatus ). (c) A small European heron ( Ardea minuta , and other allied species).
Craber Cra"ber (krā"bẽr) noun (Zoology) The water rat. Walton.
Crabfaced Crab"faced` (krăb"fāst`) adjective Having a sour, disagreeable countenance. Beau. & Fl.
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