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coat-trailing
/koht"tray'ling/, n. Brit. behavior that is deliberately provocative. [1925-30; from the phrase trail one's coat, provoking someone to step on it] * * *
Coatbridge
/koht"brij'/, n. a city in the Strathclyde region, in central Scotland, near Glasgow. 51,985. * * * ▪ Scotland, United Kingdom       industrial burgh (town), North ...
coatdress
/koht"dres'/, n. a tailored dress of medium or heavy fabric, styled like a coat and worn in place of a suit or similar outfit. [1910-15; COAT + DRESS] * * *
coated
/koh"tid/, adj. 1. having a coat. 2. (of paper) having a highly polished coating applied to provide a smooth surface for printing. 3. (of a fabric) having a coating, as of ...
coated paper
coated paper n. a paper whose surface has been treated to take halftone impressions or color printing * * *
coated pit
Cell Biol. a clathrin-lined depression in the outer surface of a cell membrane, formed of receptors and their specific ligands, that becomes a coated vesicle upon endocytosis. * ...
coated vesicle
Cell Biol. a clathrin-covered vesicle that forms from the closure of a coated pit, engulfing the ligand-receptor complex in endocytosis. * * *
coatee
/koh tee"/, n. a close-fitting short coat, esp. one with tails or skirts. [1750-60, Amer.; formation modeled on GOATEE] * * *
Coatepeque
▪ Guatemala       city, far southwestern Guatemala. It lies along the Naranjo River at an elevation of 2,300 feet (700 metres) above sea level. Coatepeque is an ...
Coates
/kohts/, n. 1. Eric, 1886-1957, English violist and composer. 2. Joseph Gordon, 1878-1943, New Zealand statesman: prime minister 1925-28. * * *
Coates, Dorothy Love
▪ 2003 Dorothy McGriff        American gospel singer (b. Jan. 30, 1928, Birmingham, Ala.—d. April 9, 2002, Birmingham), had a dynamic delivery and an enthusiasm that ...
Coates, Florence Van Leer Earle Nicholson
▪ American poet née  Florence Van Leer Earle  born July 1, 1850, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died April 6, 1927, Philadelphia       American poet whose carefully ...
Coates, Joseph Gordon
▪ prime minister of New Zealand born Feb. 3, 1878, Pahi, N.Z. died May 27, 1943, Wellington       prime minister of New Zealand from 1925 to 1928, who later, as ...
Coatesville
/kohts"vil/, n. a city in SE Pennsylvania. 10,698. * * *
coati
/koh ah"tee/, n., pl. coatis. any tropical American carnivore of the genus Nasua, related to the raccoon, having an elongated body, long, ringed tail, and a slender, flexible ...
coati-mundi
coati-mundi or coati-mondi [kō ät′ēmun′dē] n. pl. coati-mundi or coati-mundis 〚Tupí
coatimundi
co·a·ti·mun·di also co·a·ti·mon·di (kō-ä'tē-mŭnʹdē) n. pl. coatimundi or co·a·ti·mun·dis also coatimondi or co·a·ti·mon·dis A coati.   [Possibly Tupi ...
coating
/koh"ting/, n. 1. a layer of any substance spread over a surface. 2. fabric for making coats. [1760-70; COAT + -ING1] Syn. 1. coat, covering, film, sheet, veneer. * * *
Coatlicue
▪ Aztec deity Nahuatl“Serpent Skirt”        Aztec earth (Earth Mother) goddess, symbol of the earth as both creator and destroyer, mother of the gods and mortals. ...
coatof arms
coat of arms n. Heraldry pl. coats of arms 1. A tabard or surcoat blazoned with bearings. 2. a. An arrangement of bearings, usually depicted on and around a shield, that ...
coatof mail
coat of mail n. pl. coats of mail An armored coat made of chain mail, interlinked rings, or overlapping metal plates; a hauberk. * * *
coatrack
/koht"rak'/, n. a rack or stand for the temporary hanging or storing of coats, hats, etc. [1910-15; COAT + RACK1] * * *
coatroom
/koht"roohm', -room'/, n. cloakroom (def. 1). [1865-70; COAT + ROOM] * * *
Coats Land
▪ region, Antarctica       region of Antarctica bordering the southeastern shore of the Weddell Sea. It extends about 300 miles (500 km) from Filchner Ice Shelf ...
coats of arms
➡ emblems * * *
CoatsLand
Coats Land (kōts) A region of western Antarctica along the southeast shore of the Weddell Sea. * * *
Coatsworth
/kohts"werrth'/, n. Elizabeth, 1893-1986, U.S. writer, esp. of children's books. * * *
coattail
/koht"tayl'/, n. 1. the back of the skirt on a man's coat or jacket. 2. one of the two back parts of the skirt of a coat, esp. one of the tails on a tail coat. 3. on someone's ...
coattree
coat tree n. See clothes tree. * * *
Coatzacoalcos
Coatzacoalcos [kō ät΄sə kō äl′kōs΄] city in EC Mexico, in Veracruz state: pop. 233,000 * * * Co·at·za·co·al·cos (kō-ät'sə-kō-älʹkəs, ...
coauthor
/koh aw"theuhr, koh"aw'-/, n. 1. one of two or more joint authors. v.t. 2. to write in joint authorship. [1860-65; CO- + AUTHOR] * * *
coax
coax1 —coaxer, n. —coaxingly, adv. /kohks/, v.t. 1. to attempt to influence by gentle persuasion, flattery, etc.; cajole: He coaxed her to sing, but she refused. 2. to obtain ...
coaxer
See coax1. * * *
coaxial
—coaxially, adv. /koh ak"see euhl/, adj. 1. Also, coaxal /koh ak"seuhl/. having a common axis or coincident axes. 2. Geom. a. (of a set of circles) having the property that ...
coaxial cable
Elect. a cable that consists of an insulated conducting tube through which a central, insulated conductor runs, used for transmitting high-frequency telephone, telegraph, ...
coaxialcable
coaxial cable n. A cable consisting of a conducting outer metal tube enclosing and insulated from a central conducting core, used for high-frequency transmission of telephone, ...
coaxingly
See coaxer. * * *
cob
/kob/, n. 1. a corncob. 2. a male swan. 3. a short-legged, thick-set horse, often having a high gait and frequently used for driving. 4. Brit. a mixture of clay and straw, used ...
cob coal
coal in large round lumps. [1795-1805] * * *
cob pie
Rhode Island. a deep-dish pie, esp. an apple cobbler. * * *
Cobain
(1967–94) a US singer and writer of rock music, married to the singer Courtney Love. He played the guitar and was the leader of the grunge(1) band Nirvana. Cobain had problems ...
Cobain, Kurt
born Feb. 20, 1967, Aberdeen, Wash., U.S. died April 5, 1994, Seattle, Wash. U.S. rock musician. He formed the rock trio Nirvana in Aberdeen in 1986. The band, whose style ...
cobalamin
/koh bal"euh min/, n. See vitamin B12. Also, cobalamine /koh bal"euh meen'/. [1945-50; COBAL(T) + (VIT)AMIN] * * *
cobalt
/koh"bawlt/, n. a silver-white metallic element with a faint pinkish tinge, occurring in compounds whose silicates afford important blue coloring substances for ceramics. Symbol: ...
cobalt 60
Chem. a radioactive isotope of cobalt having a mass number of 60 and a half-life of 5.2 years, used chiefly in radiotherapy. [1945-50] * * *
cobalt bloom
Mineral. erythrite (def. 1) [1770-80] * * *
cobalt blue
1. a deep blue to a strong greenish-blue color. 2. any of a number of pigments containing an oxide of cobalt. Also called king's blue, Thenard's blue. [1825-35] * * *
cobalt green
1. a medium, yellowish-green color. 2. Also called zinc green. a pigment used in painting consisting mainly of oxides of cobalt and zinc, characterized chiefly by its green ...
cobalt processing
Introduction       preparation of the metal for use in various products.       Below 417° C (783° F), cobalt (Co) has a stable hexagonal close-packed crystal ...
cobalt violet deep
1. a medium to strong purple color. 2. a pigment consisting mainly of phosphate of cobalt, characterized by its violet color, fast drying rate, permanence, and lack of tinting ...
cobalt violet light
a pigment used in painting consisting mainly of arsenate of cobalt, characterized chiefly by its violet color, permanence, and poisonous properties. * * *
cobalt yellow
1. aureolin. 2. Also called cobalt potassium nitrite. See potassium cobaltinitrite. [1870-75] * * *
cobaltammine
/koh'bawlt am"een, -euh meen"/, n. any of the various complex derivatives of cobalt containing one or more molecules of ammonia bonded to the cobalt. [1880-85; < F cobaltamine; ...
cobaltblue
cobalt blue n. 1. A blue to green pigment consisting of a variable mixture of cobalt oxide and alumina. 2. A moderate to deep vivid blue or greenish blue. * * *
cobaltic
/koh bawl"tik/, adj. of or containing cobalt, esp. in the trivalent state. [1775-85; COBALT + -IC] * * *
cobaltite
/koh bawl"tuyt, koh"bawl tuyt'/, n. a mineral, cobalt arsenic sulfide, CoAsS, silver-white with a reddish tinge: an end member of a series of solid solutions that includes ...
cobaltous
/koh bawl"teuhs/, adj. containing bivalent cobalt. [1860-65; COBALT + -OUS] * * *
cobaltous hydroxide
a rose-red, amorphous, water-insoluble powder, Co2O3·3H2O, used chiefly in the preparation of cobalt salts and in the manufacture of paint and varnish driers. Also, cobalt ...
Cobán
▪ Guatemala       city, north-central Guatemala, situated 4,331 feet (1,320 metres) above sea level in the Chamá Mountains on the Cahabón River. Founded about 1538 ...
Cobar
▪ New South Wales, Australia       town, central New South Wales, Australia, in the Western Plains region. Cobar (the name is from an Aboriginal word meaning “red ...
Cobb
/kob/, n. 1. Howell /how"euhl/, 1815-68, U.S. politician: Speaker of the House 1849-51. 2. Irvin S(hrewsbury), 1876-1944, U.S. humorist and writer. 3. Ty(rus Raymond) ...
Cobb, Frank I.
▪ American journalist in full  Frank Irving Cobb  born August 6, 1869, Shawnee county, Kansas, U.S. died December 21, 1923, New York, New York       American ...
Cobb, Howell
born Sept. 7, 1815, Jefferson county, Ga., U.S. died Oct. 9, 1868, New York, N.Y. U.S. politician. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1843–51, 1855–57), where ...
Cobb, Irvin S
▪ American journalist and humorist born June 23, 1876, Paducah, Ky., U.S. died March 10, 1944, New York City  U.S. journalist and humorist best known for his colloquial ...
Cobb, John
▪ English cabinetmaker born c. 1710 died 1778       English cabinetmaker whose work was once overshadowed by that of Thomas Chippendale but who is now regarded as being ...
Cobb, John Rhodes
▪ British motor race–car driver born Dec. 2, 1899, Esher, Surrey, Eng. died Sept. 29, 1952, Loch Ness, Inverness, Scot.  automobile and motorboat racer, first to reach a ...
Cobb, Ty
in full Tyrus Raymond Cobb born Dec. 18, 1886, Narrows, Ga., U.S. died July 17, 1961, Atlanta, Ga. U.S. baseball player, one of the greatest offensive players and perhaps the ...
Cobb,Tyrus Raymond
Cobb (kŏb), Tyrus Raymond. Known as “Ty.” 1886-1961. American baseball player and manager who was the first player elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame (1936). He ...
cobber
/kob"euhr/, n. Australian. a close fellow male friend; chum; pal. [1890-95; of uncert. orig.] * * *
Cobbett
/kob"it/, n. William ("Peter Porcupine"), 1763-1835, English political essayist and journalist in the U.S. and England. * * *
Cobbett, William
born March 9, 1763, Farnham, Surrey, Eng. died June 18, 1835, London English journalist. He joined the army and served in Canada (1785–91). He lived in the U.S. ...
Cobbett,William
Cob·bett (kŏbʹĭt), William. 1763?-1835. British journalist and social reformer noted for his Rural Rides (1830), a collection of essays showing the deterioration of rural ...
cobbing
/kob"ing/, n. Metall. old refractory material removed from furnaces. [1760-70; cob (v.) to break up, special use of COB + -ING1] * * *
cobble
cobble1 /kob"euhl/, v.t. cobbled, cobbling. 1. to mend (shoes, boots, etc.); patch. 2. to put together roughly or clumsily. [1490-1500; appar. back formation from ...
cobbler
/kob"leuhr/, n. 1. a person who mends shoes. 2. a deep-dish fruit pie with a rich biscuit crust, usually only on top. 3. an iced drink made of wine or liquor, fruits, sugar, ...
cobblestone
—cobblestoned, adj. /kob"euhl stohn'/, n. a naturally rounded stone, larger than a pebble and smaller than a boulder, formerly used in paving. [1400-50; late ME cobylstone. See ...
cobcoal
cob coal n. Coal in rounded lumps of various sizes. Also called cobbles1. * * *
Cobden
/kob"deuhn/, n. Richard, 1804-65, English manufacturer, merchant, economist, and statesman. * * *
Cobden, Richard
born June 3, 1804, Dunford Farm, near Midhurst, Sussex, Eng. died April 2, 1865, London British politician. He gained an independent fortune in the calico wholesale business. ...
Cobden,Richard
Cob·den (kŏbʹdən), Richard. 1804-1865. British politician who was a leading supporter of free trade and an opponent of protectionism. * * *
Cobden-Sanderson, Thomas James
▪ British book designer born Dec. 2, 1840, Alnwick, Northumberland, Eng. died Sept. 7, 1922, London       English book designer and binder who contributed much to the ...
cobelligerent
/koh'beuh lij"euhr euhnt/, n. a state or individual that cooperates with, but is not bound by a formal alliance to another in waging war. [1805-15; CO- + BELLIGERENT] * * *
Cobenzl, Ludwig, Graf von
▪ foreign minister of Austria born November 21, 1753, Brussels [Belgium] died February 22, 1809, Vienna [Austria]       Austrian diplomat and foreign minister who ...
Cobenzl, Philipp, Graf von
▪ chancellor of Austria born May 28, 1741, Laibach, Carniola, Austrian Empire [now Ljubljana, Slovenia] died August 30, 1810, Vienna [Austria]       Austrian statesman ...
Cobergher, Wenceslas
▪ Flemish architect also called  Wensel Coeberger  born 1557/61, Antwerp [Belgium] died November 24, 1634, Brussels       Flemish architect, painter, and engraver who ...
Cóbh
/kohv/, n. a seaport in S Republic of Ireland: port for Cork. 6586. Formerly, Queenstown. * * * ▪ Ireland Irish  An Cóbh        seaport and naval station, County ...
Cobham
/kob"euhm/, n. Sir John. See Oldcastle, Sir John. * * *
Cobham, Sir Alan J.
▪ British aviator in full  Sir Alan John Cobham  born May 6, 1894, London, Eng. died Oct. 21, 1973, Bournemouth, Dorset  British aviator and pioneer of long-distance flight ...
cobia
/koh"bee euh/, n. a large, fusiform fish, Rachycentron canadum, found off the eastern coast of temperate and tropical America, in the East Indies, and in Japan. [1870-75; Amer.; ...
Cobija
▪ Bolivia       town and river port, northwestern Bolivia. Cobija, founded in 1906, lies on the Acre River in the hot, humid Amazon Basin across from the town of ...
coble
coble [kō′bəl, käb′əl] n. 〚ME cobel < OE cuopel, prob. < Celt, as in Welsh ceubal, Bret caubal (> ? L caupulus)〛 1. a small fishing boat with a lug sail, a deeper ...
Coblentz, William W
▪ American scientist born Nov. 20, 1873, North Lima, Ohio, U.S. died Sept. 15, 1962, Washington, D.C.       American physicist and astronomer whose work lay primarily ...
Coblenz
/koh"blents/, n. a city in W Germany, at the junction of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. 118,394. Also, Koblenz. * * *
cobnut
/kob"nut'/, n. 1. the nut of certain cultivated varieties of hazel, Corylus avellana grandis. 2. a tree bearing such nuts. [1400-50; late ME cobylle nutt. See COBBLE1, NUT] * * *
COBOL
/koh"bawl/, n. Computers. a programming language particularly suited for writing programs to process large files of data, using a vocabulary of common English words, phrases, and ...
Cobourg
/koh"berrg/, n. a town in SE Ontario, in S Canada, on Lake Ontario: summer resort. 11,385. * * *
Cobourg Peninsula
▪ peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia also spelled  Coburg,         northwestern extremity of Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. The peninsula consists ...
cobra
cobra1 /koh"breuh/, n. 1. any of several highly venomous, Old World elapid snakes of the genera Naja and Ophiophagus, characterized by the ability to flatten the neck into a ...
cobra de capello
/koh"breuh dee keuh pel"oh/, pl. cobras de capello. See Indian cobra. [1660-70; < Pg: hooded snake (cobra < L colubra snake; capello < LL cappellus hood, equiv. to capp(a) CAP1 + ...
cobra plant
▪ genus Darlingtonia also called  cobra lily , or  California pitcher plant (species Darlingtonia californica)   the only species of the genus Darlingtonia of the ...
coburg
/koh"berrg/, n. a piece-dyed or printed twill dress fabric or lining cloth. Also, cobourg /koh"boorg/. [1880-85; named after Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg] * * * ▪ ...
Coburg
/koh"berrg/; Ger. /koh"boorddk/, n. a city in N Bavaria, in S central Germany. 45,900. * * * ▪ Germany also spelled  Koburg        city, northern Bavaria Land ...
Coburn, Alvin Langdon
born June 11, 1882, Boston, Mass., U.S. died Nov. 23, 1966, Rhos-on-Sea, Denbighshire, Wales U.S.-born British photographer. He did not take up photography seriously until he ...
Coburn, James
▪ 2003       American actor (b. Aug. 31, 1928, Laurel, Neb.—d. Nov. 18, 2002, Beverly Hills, Calif.), had a powerful screen presence that was made more commanding by ...
cobweb
/kob"web'/, n., v., cobwebbed, cobwebbing. n. 1. a web spun by a spider to entrap its prey. 2. a single thread spun by a spider. 3. something resembling a cobweb; anything ...
cobweb cycle
▪ economics       in economics, fluctuations occurring in markets in which the quantity supplied by producers depends on prices (price) in previous production periods. ...
cobweb houseleek
a small southern European plant, Sempervivum arachoideum, of the stonecrop family, having a dense, globular cluster of cobwebby leaves and red flowers on hairy stalks. * * *
cobwebby
/kob"web'ee/, adj. 1. bearing an accumulation of cobwebs. 2. having the form, texture, or quality of cobwebs. [1735-45; COBWEB + -Y1] * * *
coca
/koh"keuh/, n. 1. a shrub, Erythroxylon coca, native to the Andes, having simple, alternate leaves and small yellowish flowers. 2. the dried leaves of this shrub, which are ...
Coca, Imogene Fernandez de
▪ 2002       American actress and comedian (b. Nov. 18, 1908, Philadelphia, Pa.—d. June 2, 2001, Westport, Conn.), employed her expressive, elastic face—enhanced by ...
Coca,Imogene
Co·ca (kōʹkə), Imogene. Born 1908. American comedian who costarred in comedy sketches with Sid Caesar on the weekly television program “Your Show of Shows” ...
Coca-Cola Co.
U.S. corporation known for manufacturing the syrup and concentrate for the soft drink Coca-Cola, the most popular branded drink in the world. Coca-Cola was invented as a tonic ...
Coca-Cola Company, The
▪ American company       American corporation founded in 1892 and today engaged primarily in the manufacture and sale of syrup and concentrate for Coca-Cola, a ...
Coca-Cola{™}
(also infml Coke™) n [C, U] a US sweet fizzy drink (= one containing many bubbles). It was invented in 1886 by Dr John S Pemberton, a pharmacist (= a person trained to prepare ...
Coca-colonize
—Coca-colonization, n. /koh'keuh kol"euh nuyz', -koh"leuh-/, v.t., Coca-colonized, Coca-colonizing. to bring (a foreign country) under the influence of U.S. trade, popular ...
cocaine
/koh kayn", koh"kayn/, n. Pharm. a bitter, crystalline alkaloid, C17H21NO4, obtained from coca leaves, used as a local anesthetic and also widely used as an illicit drug for its ...
cocainism
/koh kay"niz euhm, koh"keuh niz'euhm/, n. Pathol. an abnormal condition due to excessive or habitual use of cocaine. [COCAINE + -ISM] * * *
cocainization
See cocainize. * * *
cocainize
—cocainization, n. /koh kay"nuyz, koh"keuh nuyz'/, v.t., cocainized, cocainizing. to treat with or affect by cocaine. Also, esp. Brit., cocainise. [1885-90; COCAINE + -IZE] * * ...
cocarcinogen
co·car·cin·o·gen (kō'kär-sĭnʹə-jən, kō-kärʹsĭn-ə-jĕn') n. A substance or factor that will not promote cancer by itself but can potentiate cancer when acting with ...
cocarcinogenic
See cocarcinogen. * * *
coccal
See coccus. * * *
Cocceius, Johannes
▪ German theologian German  Johannes Koch, or Coch   born Aug. 9, 1603, Bremen [Germany] died Nov. 5, 1669, Leiden, Neth.       Dutch theologian of the Reformed ...
cocci
/kok"suy, -see/, n. 1. pl. of coccus. 2. coccidioidomycosis. * * *
coccid
/kok"sid/, n. any of various related bugs of the superfamily Coccoidea, comprising the scale insects. [COCC(US) + -ID2] * * *
coccidioidomycosis
/kok sid'ee oy'doh muy koh"sis/, n. Pathol. a disease caused by inhaling spores of Coccidioides fungi, characterized by fever, respiratory infection, and reddish bumps on the ...
coccidiosis
/kok sid'ee oh"sis/, n. Vet. Pathol. any of a series of specific infectious diseases caused by epithelial protozoan parasites, which may affect the intestines of birds, domestic ...
coccidium
/kok sid"ee euhm/, n., pl. coccidia /-sid"ee euh/. Microbiol. any sporozoan of the order Coccidia, often parasitic in the digestive tracts of certain animals and a cause of ...
coccobacillus
/kok'oh beuh sil"euhs/, n., pl. coccobacilli /-sil"uy, -sil"ee/. Bacteriol. a spherelike bacillus. [COCC(US) + -O- + BACILLUS] * * *
coccoid
/kok"oyd/, adj. 1. Also, coccoidal. resembling a coccus; globular. n. 2. a coccoid cell or organism. [1910-15; COCC(US) + -OID] * * *
coccolith
—coccolithic, adj. /kok"euh lith'/, n. a microscopic calcareous disk or ring making up part of the covering of certain marine plankton and forming much of the content of chalk ...
coccus
—coccal, coccic /kok"sik/, adj. —coccous, adj. /kok"euhs/, n., pl. cocci /-suy, -see/. 1. Bacteriol. a spherical bacterium. See diag. under bacteria. 2. Bot. one of the ...
coccygeal
coc·cyg·e·al (kŏk-sĭjʹē-əl) adj. Of or relating to the coccyx: coccygeal vertebra.   [From New Latin coccȳx, coccȳg-, coccyx. See coccyx.] * * *
coccygeus muscle
▪ anatomy       muscle of the lower back that arises from the ischium (lower, rear portion of the hipbone) and from the ligaments that join the spinal column and the ...
coccyx
—coccygeal /kok sij"ee euhl/, adj. /kok"siks/, n., pl. coccyges /kok suy"jeez, kok"si jeez'/. 1. a small triangular bone forming the lower extremity of the spinal column in ...
coch
coch abbrev. 〚L cochleare〛 Pharmacy a spoonful * * *
coch.
(in prescriptions) a spoonful. [ < L cochlear] * * *
coch. amp.
(in prescriptions) a tablespoonful. [ < L cochlear amplum large spoon(ful)] * * *
coch. mag.
(in prescriptions) a tablespoonful. [ < L cochlear magnum large spoon(ful)] * * *
coch. med.
(in prescriptions) a dessertspoonful. [ < L cochlear medium medium-sized spoon(ful)] * * *
coch. parv.
(in prescriptions) a teaspoonful. [ < L cochlear parvum little spoon(ful)] * * *
Cochabamba
/kaw'chah bahm"bah/, n. a city in central Bolivia. 245,230; 8394 ft. (2558 m) above sea level. * * * City (pop., 2001: 516,683), central Bolivia. Founded as Villa de Oropeza in ...
cochair
/koh chair"/, v.t., v.i. 1. to chair along with another person or persons. n. 2. a cochairperson. [CO- + CHAIR (v.)] Usage. See chairperson. * * *
cochairman
/koh chair"meuhn/, n., pl. cochairmen. one of two or more joint chairmen. [1930-35; CO- + CHAIRMAN] Usage. See chairperson, -man. * * *
cochairperson
/koh chair"perr'seuhn/, n. one of two or more joint chairpersons. [CO- + CHAIRPERSON] Usage. See chairperson. * * *
Cochet, Henri
▪ French athlete born Dec. 14, 1901, Lyon, Fr. died April 1, 1987, Saint-Germain-en-Laye       French tennis player who, as one of the Four Musketeers (with Jean ...
cochin
/koh"chin, koch"in/, n. one of an Asian breed of chickens, resembling the Brahma but slightly smaller. [1850-55; short for Cochin-China fowl] * * * ▪ India       town ...
Cochin
/koh"chin/, n. 1. a seaport in W Kerala, in SW India: first European fort in India, built by Portuguese 1503. 438,420. 2. a former state in SW India; merged with Travancore 1949; ...
Cochin China
Cochin China historic region and former French colony in SE Indochina: the S part of Vietnam * * * French Cochinchine Region, southern Vietnam. Covering 30,000 sq mi (77,700 ...
Cochin, Charles-Nicolas, The Younger
▪ French artist born Feb. 22, 1715, Paris, Fr. died April 29, 1790, Paris       outstanding French engraver of the 18th century.       The son of Charles-Nicolas ...
Cochin-China
/koh"chin chuy"neuh, koch"in-/, n. a former state in S French Indochina: now part of Vietnam. French, Cochinchine /kaw shaonn sheen"/. * * *
CochinChina
I. Cochin China1 A region of southern Indochina including the rich delta area of the Mekong River. Originally a part of the Khmer Empire, it fell to the Annamese in the 18th ...
cochineal
/koch'euh neel", koh'cheuh-, koch"euh neel', koh"cheuh-/, n. a red dye prepared from the dried bodies of the females of the cochineal insect, Dactylopius coccus, which lives on ...
cochineal cactus
a treelike cactus, Nopalea cochenillifera, of Mexico and Central America, that is a principal source of food of the cochineal insect. Also called cochineal plant. * * *
cochineal insect
any of various small red scale insects of the family Dactylopiidae, related to the mealybugs and characterized by an oval segmented body with white waxy plates and short legs and ...
cochinealinsect
cochineal insect n. Any of several red scale insects of the family Dactylopiidae that feed on cacti, especially the prickly pear, and range from the southwest United States to ...
Cochise
/koh chees"/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a prehistoric American Indian culture of southeastern Arizona, dating from around 9000 B.C. [named after Cochise ...
Cochise culture
      an ancient North American Indian culture that existed perhaps 9,000 to 2,000 years ago, known from sites in Arizona and western New Mexico and named for the ancient ...
Cochlaeus, Johannes
▪ German humanist original name  Johannes Dobeneck, or Dobneck   born 1479, Wendelstein, near Nürnberg died Jan. 10, 1552, Breslau, Silesia       German Humanist and ...
cochlea
—cochlear, adj. /kok"lee euh, koh"klee euh/, n., pl. cochleae /kok"lee ee', -lee uy', koh"klee ee', -klee uy'/, cochleas. Anat. a spiral-shaped cavity forming a division of the ...
cochlear
See cochlea. * * *
cochlear duct
Anat. a spiral tube enclosed in the bony canal of the cochlea. * * *
cochlear implant
a device consisting of microelectrodes that deliver electrical stimuli directly to the auditory nerve when surgically implanted into the cochlea, enabling a person with ...
cochlear nerve
cochlear nerve n. the branch of the auditory nerve that connects with the cochlea and transmits impulses to the hearing center of the brain * * *
cochlearimplant
cochlear implant n. An electronic apparatus that allows people with severe hearing loss to recognize some sounds, especially speech sounds, and that consists chiefly of a ...
cochlearnerve
cochlear nerve n. A division of the acoustic nerve that conducts auditory stimuli to the brain. * * *
cochleate
/kok"lee it, -ayt'/, adj. shaped like a snail shell; spiral. Also, cochleated. [1825-35; < L cochleatus spiral, equiv. to cochle(a) COCHLEA + -atus -ATE1] * * *
Cochlospermum
▪ plant genus  genus of tropical trees belonging to the family Cochlospermaceae. About 15 species are known, 3 occurring as far north as northern Mexico and southwestern ...
Cochran
/kok"reuhn/, n. Jacqueline, 1910?-80, U.S. aviator. * * *
Cochran, Eddie
▪ American singer and musician original name  Ray Edward Cockran   born Oct. 3, 1938, Albert Lea, Minn., U.S. died April 17, 1960, near Chippenham, Wiltshire, Eng.  a ...
Cochran, Jacqueline
born 1910?, Pensacola, Fla., U.S. died Aug. 9, 1980, Indio, Calif. U.S. aviator. Orphaned early and reared in poverty, she had learned to fly by 1932, partly to promote the ...
Cochran, Johnnie L., Jr.
▪ 2006       American trial lawyer (b. Oct. 2, 1937, Shreveport, La.—d. March 29, 2005, Los Angeles, Calif.), gained international prominence with his skillful (and ...
Cochran, Sir Charles Blake
▪ British theatrical producer born Sept. 25, 1872, Lindfield, Sussex, Eng. died Jan. 31, 1951, London       leading British impresario and theatrical producer between ...
Cochran, Welker
▪ American billiards player born Oct. 7, 1897, Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. died July 26, 1960, Belmont, Calif.  prominent American billiards player who, with his rivals Willie ...
Cochran,Jacqueline
Coch·ran (kŏkʹrən), Jacqueline. 1910-1980. American aviator who held numerous national and international speed records and headed the Women's Air Force Service Pilots during ...
Cocibolca
▪ ancient city, Nicaragua       extinct city, Rivas department, Nicaragua, on the western shore of Lake Nicaragua. The last capital of the indigenous tribes that lived ...
cocinero
/koh'seuh nair"oh/, n., pl. cocineros. Southwestern U.S. a cook, esp. one working on a ranch or a trail drive. [1835-45, Amer.; < AmerSp, Sp: cook, equiv. to cocin(a) cooking, ...
cock
cock1 —cocklike, adj. /kok/, n. 1. a male chicken; rooster. 2. the male of any bird, esp. of the gallinaceous kind. 3. Also called stopcock. a hand-operated valve or faucet, ...
cock of the walk
the leader in a group, esp. one with a conceited, domineering manner. [1850-55] * * *
cock of the woods.
See pileated woodpecker. * * *
cock's-foot
/koks"foot'/, n. See orchard grass. Also, cocksfoot. [1690-1700; so called from the appearance of the panicles] * * *
cock-a-doodle-doo
/kok"euh doohd'l dooh"/, interj., n., pl. cock-a-doodle-doos, v., cock-a-doodle-dooed, cock-a-doodle-dooing. interj. 1. (used as a conventionalized expression to suggest the ...
cock-a-hoop
/kok'euh hoohp", -hoop", kok"euh hoohp', -hoop'/, adj. 1. in a state of unrestrained joy or exultation; boastfully elated: He was cock-a-hoop over his victory. 2. askew; out of ...
cock-a-leekie
/kok'euh lee"kee/, n. Scottish Cookery. a soup made with chicken broth, chopped leeks, and sometimes a little oatmeal. [1765-75; var. of COCKIE-LEEKIE, equiv. to COCK1 + -IE + ...
cock-and-bull story
/kok"euhn bool"/ an absurd, improbable story presented as the truth: Don't ask him about his ancestry unless you want to hear a cock-and-bull story. [1600-10; prob. with orig. ...
cock-and-bullstory
cock-and-bull story (kŏk'ən-bo͝olʹ) n. An absurd or highly improbable tale passed off as being true. * * *
cock-of-the-rock
/kok"euhv dheuh rok"/, n., pl. cocks-of-the-rock. a brilliant orange-red bird of the genus Rupicola, of northern South America, having an erect crest that conceals the ...
cock-up
cock-up [käk′up΄] n. [Brit. Slang] a state or instance of confusion; mix-up * * * cock-up (kŏkʹŭp') n. Chiefly British Slang A blunder; a mess. * * *
cockade
—cockaded, adj. /ko kayd"/, n. a rosette, knot of ribbon, etc., usually worn on the hat as part of a uniform, as a badge of office, or the like. [1650-60; alter. of cocarde < ...
cockaded
See cockade. * * *
Cockaigne
/ko kayn"/, n. a fabled land of luxury and idleness. Also, Cockayne. [1250-1300; ME cokaygn(e) < MF (paide) cocaigne (land of) Cockaigne, idler's paradise < MLG kokenje, equiv. ...
cockalorum
/kok'euh lawr"euhm, -lohr"-/, n. a self-important little man. [1705-15; mock Latin, equiv. to COCK1 + fanciful -al- + L gen. pl. ending -orum] * * *
cockamamie
/kok"euh may'mee/, adj. Slang. ridiculous, pointless, or nonsensical: full of wild schemes and cockamamie ideas. Also, cockamamy. [‡1940-45, Amer.; in orig. sense, paper strip ...
cockapoo
/kok"euh pooh'/, n., pl. cockapoos. one of a variety of dogs crossbred from a cocker spaniel and a miniature poodle. Also, cock-a-poo. [1965-70; COCK(ER)1 + POO(DLE), with -a- ...
cockatiel
/kok'euh teel"/, n. a small, crested, long-tailed Australian parrot, Nymphicus hollandicus, often kept as a pet. Also, cockateel. [1875-80; < D kaketielje, < Pg cacatilha, equiv. ...
cockatoo
/kok"euh tooh', kok'euh tooh"/, n., pl. cockatoos. 1. any of numerous large, noisy, crested parrots of the genera Cacatua, Callocephalon, Calyptorhynchus, etc., of the ...
cockatrice
/kok"euh tris/, n. 1. a legendary monster with a deadly glance, supposedly hatched by a serpent from the egg of a cock, and commonly represented with the head, legs, and wings of ...
Cockayne
/ko kayn"/, n. Cockaigne. * * *
cockboat
/kok"boht'/, n. a small boat, esp. one used as a tender. Also, cockleboat. [1400-50; late ME cokboot, var. of cogboot, equiv. to cog boat, ship (akin to ON kuggi small ship) + ...
Cockburn Harbour
▪ Turks and Caicos Islands, West Indies       port on South Caicos Island, part of the British overseas territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands, in the West Indies ...
Cockburn Sound
▪ inlet, Western Australia, Australia       inlet of the Indian Ocean, southwestern Western Australia. The inlet extends 14 miles (23 km) south from the mouth of the ...
Cockburn, Alicia
▪ Scottish author also called  Alison Cockburn  born Oct. 8, 1713, Fairnilee, Selkirkshire, Scot. died Nov. 22, 1794, Edinburgh       Scottish author who wrote the ...
Cockburn, Sir Alexander (James Edmund), 10th Baronet
born Dec. 24, 1802 died Nov. 21, 1880, London, Eng. British jurist. In his early career he earned a high reputation in trials and as a reporter of cases. He served in the House ...
Cockburn, Sir Alexander James Edmund, 10th Baronet
▪ British chief justice born Dec. 24, 1802 died Nov. 21, 1880, London, Eng.  lord chief justice of the Court of Queen's Bench from June 24, 1859, and lord chief justice of ...
cockchafer
/kok"chay'feuhr/, n. any of certain scarab beetles, esp. the European species, Melolontha melolontha, which is very destructive to forest trees. [1685-95; COCK1 (with reference ...
Cockcroft
/kok"krawft, -kroft/, n. Sir John Douglas, 1897-1967, English physicist: Nobel prize 1951. * * *
Cockcroft, Sir John Douglas
▪ British physicist born May 27, 1897, Todmorden, Yorkshire, Eng. died Sept. 18, 1967, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire  British physicist, joint winner, with Ernest T.S. Walton ...
Cockcroft,Sir John Douglas
Cock·croft (kŏkʹkrôft', -krŏft'), Sir John Douglas. 1897-1967. British physicist who with Ernest Walton succeeded in splitting the atom (1931). They shared a 1951 Nobel ...
cockcrow
/kok"kroh'/, n. the time at which a cock characteristically crows; daybreak; dawn. Also, cock crowing. [1350-1400; ME. See COCK1, CROW2] * * *
cocked hat
1. a man's hat, worn esp. in the 18th century, having a wide, stiff brim turned up on two or three sides toward a peaked crown. Cf. bicorne, tricorne. 2. knock into a cocked hat, ...
cockedhat
cocked hat (kŏkt) n. A hat with the brim turned up in two or three places, especially a three-cornered hat; a tricorn. * * *
cocker
cocker1 /kok"euhr/, n. See cocker spaniel. [1805-15; (WOOD)COCK + -ER1, i.e., woodcock starter] cocker2 /kok"euhr/, n. a person who promotes or patronizes cockfights. [1680-90; ...
cocker spaniel
one of a breed of small spaniels having a flat or slightly waved, soft, dense coat of any of several colors. [1880-85] * * * ▪ breed of dog       either of two breeds ...
Cocker, Edward
▪ English mathematician born 1631 died 1675, London, Eng.  reputed English author of Cocker's Arithmetic, a famous textbook, the popularity of which gave rise to the phrase ...
cockerel
/kok"euhr euhl, kok"reuhl/, n. a young domestic cock. [1400-50; late ME cokerelle. See COCK1, -REL] * * *
Cockerell, Sir Christopher Sydney
▪ 2000       British engineer who invented the Hovercraft; he began testing his ideas for a vehicle that moved atop a cushion of air in 1955; his first Hovercraft ...
Cockerill, William
▪ British inventor born 1759, Lancashire, Eng. died 1832, Aachen, Prussia [Germany]       English inventor and manufacturer who brought the Industrial Revolution to ...
Cockermouth
▪ England, United Kingdom       town (parish), Allerdale district, administrative county of Cumbria, historic county of Cumberland, England, situated where the River ...
cockerspaniel
cocker spaniel n. A dog of a breed originally developed in England, having long drooping ears and a variously colored silky coat.   [From its original use in hunting ...
cockeye
/kok"uy'/, n., pl. cockeyes. an eye that squints or is affected with strabismus. [1815-25; COCK2 (v.) + EYE] * * *
cockeyed
—cockeyedly /kok"uyd'lee, -uy'id-/, adv. —cockeyedness, n. /kok"uyd'/, adj. 1. cross-eyed. 2. having a squinting eye. 3. twisted, tilted, or slanted to one side. 4. Slang. a. ...
cockeyed bob
Australian. a short, violent storm. [1890-95; of uncert. orig.] * * *
Cockeysville
/kok"eez vil'/, n. a town in N Maryland. 17,013. * * *
cockfight
—cockfighting, n., adj. /kok"fuyt'/, n. a fight between specially bred gamecocks usually fitted with spurs. [1485-95; COCK1 + FIGHT] * * *
cockfight chair
a chair designed to be sat on backward, having a bell seat and a crest rail that serves as an armrest. * * *
cockfighting
See cockfight. * * * Contest in which gamecocks, often fitted with metal spurs, are pitted against each other. Fights are usually to the death. An ancient and widespread sport, ...
cockfighting chair
▪ furniture   chair with broad armrests that form a yoke with the back rail, to which a reading desk is attached. Broad in front but curving inward toward the back, the seat ...
cockhorse
/kok"hawrs'/, n. a child's rocking horse or hobbyhorse. [1530-40; orig. father's leg, astride which child rides, from COCK1 in sense "projection" + HORSE] * * *
cockily
cockily [käk′ə lē] adv. Informal in a cocky manner * * * See cocky. * * *
cockiness
cockiness [käk′ē nis] n. Informal the quality of being cocky * * * See cockily. * * *
cockish
/kok"ish/, adj. cocky1. [1540-50; COCK1 + -ISH1] * * *
cockle
cockle1 /kok"euhl/, n., v., cockled, cockling. n. 1. any bivalve mollusk of the genus Cardium, having somewhat heart-shaped, radially ribbed valves, esp. C. edule, the common ...
cockleboat
/kok"euhl boht'/, n. cockboat. [1615-25; COCKLE1 + BOAT] * * *
cocklebur
/kok"euhl berr'/, n. 1. any composite plant of the genus Xanthium, comprising coarse weeds with spiny burs. 2. the burdock, Arctium lappa. [1795-1805; COCKLE2 + BUR1] * * * ▪ ...
cockleshell
/kok"euhl shel'/, n. 1. a shell of the cockle. 2. a shell of some other mollusk, as the scallop. 3. Naut. any light or frail vessel. [1375-1425; late ME cokille shell. See ...
cockloft
/kok"lawft', -loft'/, n. Older Use. 1. a small loft or attic above the highest finished ceiling of a building. 2. a completely enclosed space between rafters and a suspended ...
cockney
—cockneyish, adj. —cockneyishly, adv. /kok"nee/, n., pl. cockneys, adj. n. 1. (sometimes cap.) a native or inhabitant of the East End district of London, England, ...
cockneyfy
—cockneyfication, n. /kok"ni fuy'/, v.t., cockneyfied, cockneyfying. to give a cockney character to: to cockneyfy the word "horse" by pronouncing it "'orse." [1815-25; COCKNEY ...
cockneyism
/kok"nee iz'euhm/, n. 1. cockney quality or character. 2. a cockney peculiarity, as of speech. [COCKNEY + -ISM] * * * ▪ literature       the writing or the qualities of ...
cockpit
/kok"pit'/, n. 1. a space, usually enclosed, in the forward fuselage of an airplane containing the flying controls, instrument panel, and seats for the pilot and copilot or ...
Cockpit Country
Region, western central Jamaica. Covering some 500 sq mi (1,300 sq km), the area has typical karst topography, with conical hills rising above sinkholes with sharp, precipitous ...
Cockpit, The
▪ theatre, London, United Kingdom also called  (after 1618) The Phoenix,         private playhouse located in Drury Lane, London. Built in 1609 for cockfighting, the ...
cockroach
/kok"rohch'/, n. any of numerous orthopterous insects of the family Blattidae, characterized by a flattened body, rapid movements, and nocturnal habits and including several ...
Cockroft
(1897–1967) the English scientist who, with Ernest Walton, succeeded in splitting the atom at the Cavendish Laboratory in 1932. He was later closely involved with Britain’s ...
cockscomb
/koks"kohm'/, n. 1. the comb or caruncle of a cock. 2. the cap, resembling a cock's comb, formerly worn by professional fools. 3. a garden plant, Celosia cristata, of the ...
Cockscomb Range
▪ mountains, Belize       mountain chain in central Belize (formerly British Honduras), a spur of the Maya Mountains, extending east–west for about 10 miles (16 km). ...
cocksfoot
cocks·foot (kŏksʹfo͝ot') n. Chiefly British Orchard grass. * * *
cockshut
/kok"shut'/, n. Brit. Dial. the close of the day; evening; twilight. [1585-95; COCK1 + SHUT] * * *
cockshy
/kok"shuy'/, n., pl. cockshies. Brit. 1. the act or sport of throwing missiles at a target. 2. the target itself. [1785-95; COCK1 + SHY2] * * *
cockspur
/kok"sperr'/, n. 1. a North American hawthorn, Crataegus crus-galli, having leathery, toothed leaves and red fruit, cultivated as a small ornamental tree. 2. a gaslight burner ...
Cockspur Island
▪ island, Georgia, United States also called  Long Island        island, Chatham county, southeastern Georgia, U.S., in the mouth of the Savannah River. Known ...
cockspurhawthorn
cock·spur hawthorn (kŏkʹspûr') n. A small thorny North American tree (Crataegus crus-galli) having white flowers and small red fruit.   [From the resemblance of its thorn ...
cocksucker
/kok"suk'euhr/, n. Slang (vulgar). 1. a person who performs fellatio. 2. a mean or contemptible person. [1890-95; COCK1 + SUCKER] * * *
cocksure
—cocksurely, adv. —cocksureness, n. /kok"shoor", -sherr"/, adj. 1. perfectly sure or certain; completely confident in one's own mind: She was cocksure that she was able to do ...
cocksurely
See cocksure. * * *
cocksureness
See cocksurely. * * *
cockswain
/kok"seuhn/; spelling pron. /kok"swayn'/, n. coxswain. * * *
cocktail
cocktail1 /kok"tayl'/, n. 1. any of various short mixed drinks, consisting typically of gin, whiskey, rum, vodka, or brandy, with different admixtures, as vermouth, fruit juices, ...
cocktail bars
➡ nightlife * * *
cocktail glass
a glass for serving cocktails, typically bell-shaped and having a foot and a stem. [1905-10] * * *
cocktail hour
the interval before the evening meal during which cocktails and other alcoholic beverages are often served. [1925-30] * * *
cocktail lounge
1. a public room, as in a hotel or airline terminal, where cocktails and other drinks are served. 2. a bar. [1935-40] * * *
cocktail party
a social gathering, often held during the cocktail hour, at which cocktails and other alcoholic beverages, hors d'oeuvres, and canapés are served. [1925-30] * * *
Cocktail Party, The
a play in verse (1950) by T. S. Eliot. * * *
cocktail sauce
any of various sauces served with a seafood cocktail, typically one consisting of ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, horseradish, and seasonings. * * *

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