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countywide
coun·ty·wide (kounʹtē-wīd') adv. & adj. Throughout a whole county: found at locations countywide; a countywide search. * * *
coup
coup1 /kooh/, n., pl. coups /koohz/; Fr. /kooh/. 1. a highly successful, unexpected stroke, act, or move; a clever action or accomplishment. 2. (among the Plains Indians of North ...
coup d'essai
/kooh de se"/, pl. coups d'essai /kooh de se"/. French. a first attempt. [lit., trial stroke] * * *
coup d'état
/kooh' day tah"/; Fr. /kooh day tann"/, pl. coups d'état /kooh' day tahz"/; Fr. /kooh day tann"/. a sudden and decisive action in politics, esp. one resulting in a change of ...
coup d'oeil
coup d'oeil [ko͞o dë′y'] n. 〚Fr, lit., stroke of eye〛 a rapid glance * * *
coup de foudre
/koohdeu fooh"drddeu/, pl. coups de foudre /koohdeu fooh"drddeu/. French. 1. a thunderbolt. 2. love at first sight. * * *
coup de grâce
/koohdeu grddahs"/, pl. coups de grâce /koohdeu grddahs"/. French. 1. a death blow, esp. one delivered mercifully to end suffering. 2. any finishing or decisive stroke. [lit., ...
coup de main
/koohdeu maonn"/, pl. coups de main /koohdeu maonn"/. French. a surprise attack; a sudden development. [lit., blow from the hand] * * *
coup de maître
/koohdeu me"trddeu/, pl. coups de maître /koohdeu me"trddeu/. French. a master stroke. * * *
coup de poing
Fr. /koohdeu pwaonn"/, pl. coups de poing Fr. /koohdeu pwaonn"/. Archaeol. (no longer in technical use) a Lower Paleolithic stone hand ax, pointed or ovate in shape and having ...
coup de théâtre
/koohdeu tay ah"trddeu/, pl. coups de théâtre /koohdeu tay ah"trddeu/. French. 1. a surprising or unexpected turn of events in a play. 2. a sensational and unexpected turn in ...
coup stick
/kooh/ a stick with which some North American Indian warriors sought to touch their enemies in battle as a sign of courage. [1875-80] * * *
Coup, W C
▪ American circus manager born 1837, Mount Pleasant, Ind., U.S. died 1895, Jacksonville, Fla.       American businessman, cofounder and manager of P.T. Barnum's ...
coupd'oeil
coup d'oeil (ko͞o' dœʹyə) n. pl. coups d'oeil (ko͞o') A quick survey; a glance.   [French coup d'œil: coup, stroke + de, of + oeil, eye.] * * *
coupde main
coup de main (ko͞o' də măɴʹ) n. pl. coups de main (ko͞o') A sudden action undertaken to surprise an enemy.   [French : coup, stroke, blow + de, of + main, hand.] * * *
coupe
coupe1 /koohp/, n. 1. Also, coupé. a closed, two-door car shorter than a sedan of the same model. 2. coupé (defs. 1-3). [1880-85; see COUPÉ] coupe2 /koohp/, n. 1. ice cream or ...
coupé
/kooh pay"/ or, for 1, 5, /koohp/, n. 1. a short, four-wheeled, closed carriage, usually with a single seat for two passengers and an outside seat for the driver. 2. the end ...
Couper, Archibald Scott
▪ Scottish chemist born March 31, 1831, Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, Scot. died March 11, 1892, Kirkintilloch       Scottish chemist who, independently of August ...
Couperin
/koohpeu rddaonn"/, n. François /frddahonn swann"/, 1668-1733, French composer. * * *
Couperin, François
Cou·pe·rin (ko͞o-pə-răɴʹ, ko͞op-răɴʹ), François. 1668-1733. French composer who was court organist at Versailles during the reign of Louis XIV. * * * born Nov. 10, ...
Couperin, Louis
▪ French composer born c. 1626, Chaumes-en-Brie, France died Aug. 29, 1661, Paris       French composer, organist, and harpsichordist, the first major member of the ...
Couperus
/kooh pay"reuhs/, n. Louis /looh ee"/, 1863-1923, Dutch novelist. * * *
Couperus, Louis Marie Anne
▪ Dutch author born June 10, 1863, The Hague, Neth. died July 16, 1923, De Steeg  one of the greatest Dutch novelists of the 1880 literary revival.       Couperus ...
coupette
/kooh pet"/, n. a small coupe for serving dessert. [COUPE2 + -ETTE] * * *
Coupeville
▪ Washington, United States       town, seat (1881) of Island county, northwestern Washington, U.S., on Whidbey Island. One of the oldest towns in the state and ...
Coupland, Douglas
▪ Canadian journalist and novelist in full  Douglas Campbell Coupland  born Dec. 30, 1961, Baden-Söllingen, Ger.       Canadian journalist and novelist best known ...
couple
—coupleable, adj. /kup"euhl/, n., v., coupled, coupling. n. 1. two of the same sort considered together; pair. 2. two persons considered as joined together, as a married or ...
couple-close
/kup"euhl klohs"/, n. 1. Heraldry. a narrow chevron, one-quarter the usual breadth. 2. Carpentry. couple (def. 6). [1565-75] * * *
coupler
/kup"leuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that couples or links together. 2. Mach. a rod or link transmitting force and motion between a rotating part and a rotating or oscillating ...
couples therapy
a counseling procedure that attempts to improve the adaptation and adjustment of two people who form a conjugal unit. * * *
couplet
/kup"lit/, n. 1. a pair of successive lines of verse, esp. a pair that rhyme and are of the same length. 2. a pair; couple. 3. Music. any of the contrasting sections of a rondo ...
coupling
/kup"ling/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that couples. 2. Mach. a. a device for joining two rotating shafts semipermanently at their ends so as to transmit torque from one ...
coupling capacitor
Electronics. See blocking capacitor. * * *
coupon
—couponless, adj. /kooh"pon, kyooh"-/, n. 1. a portion of a certificate, ticket, label, advertisement, or the like, set off from the main body by dotted lines or the like to ...
coupon bond
a bond, usually a bearer bond, that pays interest by means of coupons with specific cash values. [1860-65, Amer.] * * *
coupon clipper
a well-to-do person much of whose income is derived from clipping and cashing coupons from coupon bonds. [1880-85] * * *
coupon rate
the interest rate fixed on a coupon bond or other debt instrument. * * *
couponer
/kooh"pon euhr, kyooh"-/, n. a person who seeks out or saves discount coupons, as for buying grocery items. [COUPON + -ER1] * * *
couponing
/kooh"pon ing, kyooh"-/, n. 1. the practice of distributing discount coupons to consumers as a form of product promotion. 2. the activity of seeking out or saving discount ...
coupons
➡ advertising * * *
Cour de Cassation
▪ French law       (French: “Court of Cassation,” or “Abrogation”), the highest court of criminal and civil appeal in France, with the power to quash (casser) ...
courage
/kerr"ij, kur"-/, n. 1. the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery. 2. Obs. the heart as the source of ...
courageous
—courageously, adv. —courageousness, n. /keuh ray"jeuhs/, adj. possessing or characterized by courage; brave: a courageous speech against the dictator. [1250-1300; ME ...
courageously
See courageous. * * *
courageousness
See courageously. * * *
courant
/koor"euhnt/ for 1; /koo rahnt"/, Fr. /kooh rddahonn"/ for 2, adj. 1. Heraldry. (of an animal) represented in the act of running: a greyhound courant. n. 2. courante. [1595-1605; ...
Courant, Richard
▪ American mathematician born , Jan. 8, 1888, Lublinitz, Prussia, Ger. [now Lubliniec, Pol.] died Jan. 27, 1972, New Rochelle, N.Y., U.S.       German-born American ...
courante
/koo rahnt"/; Fr. /kooh rddahonnt"/, n., pl. courantes /-rahnts"/; Fr. /-rddahonnt"/. 1. a dance dating back to the 17th century and characterized by a running or gliding ...
Courantyne
/kawr"euhn tuyn', kohr"-/, n. a river in N South America, flowing N along the Guyana-Suriname border to the Atlantic Ocean. ab. 450 mi. (725 km) long. * * *
Courantyne River
or Corantijn or Coeroeni River, northern South America. Rising in the Akarai Mountains, it flows north for 450 mi (700 km) and empties into the Atlantic Ocean near Nieuw ...
Courbet
/koohrdd be"/, n. Gustave /gyuus tannv"/, 1819-77, French painter. * * *
Courbet, Gustave
born June 10, 1819, Ornans, France died Dec. 31, 1877, La Tour-de-Peilz, Switz. French painter. In 1839 he went to Paris, where, after receiving some formal training, he ...
Courbet,Gustave
Cour·bet (ko͞or-bāʹ, -bĕʹ), Gustave. 1819-1877. French painter known for his realistic depiction of everyday scenes. His works include Burial at Ornans (1850), Bonjour M. ...
Courbevoie
/koohrdd beuh vwann"/, n. a city in N France, WNW of Paris. 54,578. * * * ▪ France       northwestern suburb of Paris, Hauts-de-Seine département, Île-de-France ...
Courchevel
▪ France       winter sports resort, Savoie département, Rhône-Alpes région, southeastern France. It is situated in the commune of Saint-Bon-Tarentaise high on the ...
Courci, John de
▪ Anglo-Norman conqueror died September 1219?       Anglo-Norman conqueror of Ulster, who was a member of a celebrated Norman family of Oxfordshire and ...
coureur de bois
/kooh rdduerdd deuh bwah"/, pl. coureurs de bois /kooh rdduerdd deuh bwah"/. French. a French or French-Indian trapper of North America, esp. of Canada. [lit., runner, hunter of ...
courgette
/koor zhet"/, n. Chiefly Brit. zucchini. [1930-35; < F, orig. dim. of courge gourd < VL *cucurbica, for L cucurbita; cf. CUCURBIT, GOURD, -ETTE] * * *
Couric, Katie
▪ 2003       In 2002 NBC's Today show marked its 50th anniversary, but it was coanchor Katie Couric who had reason to celebrate. To millions of Americans, the ...
courier
/kerr"ee euhr, koor"-/, n. 1. a messenger, usually traveling in haste, bearing urgent news, important reports or packages, diplomatic messages, etc. 2. any means of carrying ...
Courier, Paul-Louis
▪ French scholar born Jan. 4, 1772, Paris died April 10, 1825, Véretz, Fr.       French classical scholar and pamphleteer, remembered for his brilliant style and ...
Courier-Journal, The
▪ American newspaper       morning daily newspaper published in Louisville, Kentucky, long recognized as one of the outstanding regional newspapers of the United ...
couriers
➡ postal services * * *
courlan
/koor"leuhn/, n. the limpkin. [ < F courlan < Carib; akin to Galibi kurliri] * * *
Courland
/koor"leuhnd/, n. a former duchy on the Baltic: later, a province of Russia and, in 1918, incorporated into Latvia. Also, Kurland. * * * Latvian Kurzeme Historical region, ...
Courland Lagoon
or Kursky Zaliv Inlet of the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the Neman River. Its northern portion is in Lithuania and its southern portion lies in Kaliningrad province, Russia. ...
Cournand
/koor"nand, -neuhnd/; Fr. /koohrdd nahonn"/, n. André Frédéric /ahonn drdday" frdday day rddeek"/, born 1895, U.S. physiologist, born in France: Nobel prize for medicine ...
Cournand, André F(rédéric)
born Sept. 24, 1895, Paris, Fr. died Feb. 19, 1988, Great Barrington, Mass., U.S. French-born U.S. physician and physiologist. He shared a 1956 Nobel Prize with Dickinson W. ...
Cournand, André F.
▪ American physiologist in full  André Frédéric Cournand   born Sept. 24, 1895, Paris, France died Feb. 19, 1988, Great Barrington, Mass., ...
Cournot, Antoine-Augustin
born Aug. 28, 1801, Gray, France died March 31, 1877, Paris French economist and mathematician. The first economist to apply mathematics effectively to the treatment of ...
Courrèges, André
born March 9, 1923, Pau, Fr. French fashion designer. He went to work in a small Parisian fashion house in 1948 and within a year joined the staff of Cristobal Balenciaga. In ...
Courrières mining disaster
▪ French history       underground explosion and fire that took place in a French mine on March 10, 1906. The mining disaster, one of Europe's worst, killed 1,099 ...
course
/kawrs, kohrs/, n., v., coursed, coursing. n. 1. a direction or route taken or to be taken. 2. the path, route, or channel along which anything moves: the course of a stream. 3. ...
course catalog
➡ higher education * * *
course protractor
a navigational instrument for measuring the bearing of a course as given on a chart, having a disk calibrated in degrees and an arm pivoted about the center of the disk. * * *
courser
courser1 /kawr"seuhr, kohr"-/, n. 1. a person or thing that courses. 2. a dog for coursing. [1585-95; COURSE + -ER1] courser2 /kawr"seuhr, kohr"-/, n. Literary. a swift ...
courseware
/kawrs"wair', kohrs"-/, n. Computers. educational software designed esp. for use with classroom computers. [COURSE + (SOFT)WARE] * * *
coursework
/kawrs"werrk', kohrs"-/, n. 1. the work required of a student in a particular course of study; classroom work. 2. curricular studies or academic work. [COURSE + WORK] * * *
coursing
/kawr"sing, kohr"-/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that courses. 2. the sport of pursuing game with dogs that follow by sight rather than by scent. [1530-40; COURSE + ...
court
/kawrt, kohrt/, n. 1. Law. a. a place where justice is administered. b. a judicial tribunal duly constituted for the hearing and determination of cases. c. a session of a ...
Court
/kawrt, kohrt/, n. Margaret Smith, born 1942, Australian tennis player. * * * I In architecture, an outdoor room surrounded by buildings or walls. Courts have existed in all ...
court baron
▪ medieval court Latin  Curia Baronis        (“baron's court”), medieval English manorial court, or halimoot, that any lord could hold for and among his tenants. ...
court bouillon
court bouillon n. an aromatic liquid used esp. for poaching fish and made by cooking together white wine, water, onions, celery, carrots, and herbs * * *
court card
court card n. 〚altered < coat card by assoc. with COURT〛 Brit. FACE CARD * * *
court Christian
pl. courts Christian. See ecclesiastical court. [1250-1300; ME] * * *
court cupboard
Eng. Furniture. a sideboard of the 16th and 17th centuries, having three open tiers, the middle of which sometimes has a small closed cabinet with oblique sides. Cf. press ...
court dance
a dignified dance for performance at a court. Cf. folk dance (def. 1). * * *
Court de Gébelin, Antoine
▪ French scholar and writer born Jan. 25, 1725, Nîmes, France died May 12, 1784, Paris       French scholar, philologist, and prose writer, who is remembered for an ...
court dress
the formal costume required to be worn at a royal court on ceremonial and other occasions. [1690-1700] * * *
court hand
a style of handwriting formerly used in the English law courts. [1585-95] * * *
court leet
▪ English law plural  Courts Leet, or Court Leets,         an English criminal court for the punishment of small offenses. The use of the word leet, denoting a ...
Court of Appeal
the highest court of law in England and Wales, apart from the House of Lords. If somebody is found guilty in a court of law, they may apply for their case to be considered again ...
Court of Appeal.
See under Supreme Court of Judicature. * * *
court of appeals
Law. 1. (in the U.S. federal court system and some state court systems) an appellate court intermediate between the trial courts and the court of last resort. 2. the highest ...
court of chancery
Law. chancery (def. 4a). * * *
court of claims
U.S. Law. 1. a court specialized in adjudicating claims against the federal government and its agencies. 2. a special state court specialized in adjudicating claims against the ...
court of common pleas
Law. 1. (formerly in England) a court to hear civil cases between common citizens. 2. (in some U.S. states) a court with general civil jurisdiction. Also, Court of Common ...
court of domestic relations
Law. a court, usually with a limited jurisdiction, that handles legal cases involving a family, esp. controversies between parent and child or husband and wife. Also called ...
court of equity
Law. a court having jurisdiction in equity or administering justice in accordance with the principles of equity. * * *
Court of Exchequer
exchequer (def. 2c). * * *
court of general sessions
a local court with general jurisdiction, both civil and criminal. [1695-1705, Amer.] * * *
court of honor
1. a body, esp. a military one, convened to hear complaints relating to personal honor. 2. Philately. a noncompetitive exhibit of outstanding stamps forming part of a large ...
Court of Honor
1. the planning body of a girl-scout troop, composed of patrol leaders, the troop scribe, the troop treasurer, and the adult troop leader. 2. a body of officials of a boy-scout ...
court of inquiry
a military board or agency created to investigate and report on certain military matters, as an accusation against an officer. [1750-60] * * *
Court of Justice of the European Communities
➡ European Court of Justice * * *
court of law
1. a duly instituted organ of the government that administers justice, whether on the basis of legislation, previous court decisions, or other authoritative services. 2. a court ...
court of record
a court whose judgments and proceedings are kept on permanent record and that has the power to impose penalties for contempt. [1755-65] * * *
Court of Session
(in Scotland) the highest civil court. * * *
court of sessions
any of state courts of criminal jurisdiction in California, New York, and a few other states. [1695-1705] * * *
Court of St James’s
the official name for the British royal court. Ambassadors in Britain are officially called ambassadors to the Court of St James’s. * * *
Court of St. James
Court of St. James n. 〚after ST. JAMES'S PALACE〛 the British royal court * * *
Court of St. James's
the British royal court: so called from St. James's Palace, London, the former scene of royal receptions. Also, Court of Saint James. * * *
Court of Star Chamber
➡ Star Chamber * * *
Court of the Lord Lyon
➡ heraldry * * *
court order
any rule or regulation of a court with which one must comply or risk a contempt action. [1640-50] * * *
court packing
U.S. Hist. an unsuccessful attempt by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937 to appoint up to six additional justices to the Supreme Court, which had invalidated a number of his ...
court plaster
cotton or other fabric coated on one side with an adhesive preparation, as of isinglass and glycerin, used on the skin for medical and cosmetic purposes. [1765-75; so called ...
court reporter
a stenographer employed to record and transcribe an official verbatim record of the legal proceedings of a court. [1890-95, Amer.] * * *
court shoe
Brit. pump2. [1880-85; so called from the fact that high-heeled shoes were first worn in royal courts] * * *
court tennis
a variety of tennis played indoors on a specially constructed court having high cement walls off which the ball may be played, points being made chiefly by stroking the ball into ...
Court TV
Trademark. a cable television station featuring live coverage of courtroom trials. * * *
Court, Antoine
▪ French minister born March 17, 1695, Villeneuve-de-Berg, Fr. died June 12, 1760, Lausanne, Switz.       minister and itinerant preacher in the Reformed church who ...
Court, Hazel
▪ 2009       British actress born Feb. 10, 1926, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire [now part of Birmingham], Eng. died April 15, 2008, near Lake Tahoe, Calif. shrieked ...
Court, Margaret
▪ Australian athlete née  Smith  born July 16, 1942, Albury, N.S.W., Australia    Australian tennis player who dominated women's competition in the 1960s. She won 66 ...
Court, Margaret Smith
orig. Margaret Smith born July 16, 1942, Albury, N.S.W., Austl. Australian tennis player. She dominated women's tennis in the 1960s, winning 66 grand-slam championships in her ...
Court,Margaret Smith
Court (kôrt, kōrt), Margaret Smith. Born 1942. Australian tennis player who won 26 Grand Slam singles titles and, in 1970, the Grand Slam (Wimbledon, French, U.S., and ...
court-bouillon
/koor"bool yon", -yawn", kawr"-, kohr"-/; Fr. /koohrdd booh yawonn"/, n., pl. courts-bouillons /koor"bool yonz", -yawns", kawr"-, kohr"-/; Fr. /koohrdd booh yawonn"/. French ...
court-martial
/kawrt"mahr'sheuhl, -mahr"-, kohrt"-/, n., pl. courts-martial, court-martials, v., court-martialed, court-martialing or (esp. Brit.) court-martialled, court-martialling. n. 1. a ...
Courtauld Institute
an art gallery in Somerset House, London, England, especially famous for its collection of Impressionist paintings. Donations by Viscount Lee of Fareham (1868–1947) and Samuel ...
Courtauld Institute Galleries
▪ museum, London, United Kingdom  museum administered by the University of London (London, University of) and by the Samuel Courtauld Trust to promote the study and research ...
courtbouillon
court bouillon (ko͝or, kôr, kōr) n. A poaching liquid for fish whose ingredients usually include water, vinegar or wine, diced vegetables, and seasonings.   [French : court, ...
Courteen, Sir William
▪ English merchant Courteen also spelled  Courten, or Curteen   born 1572, London, Eng. died , May/June 1636, London       English merchant and shipowner noted ...
Courteline, Georges
▪ French author pseudonym of  Georges-Victor-Marcel Moineau   born June 25, 1858, Tours, France died June 25, 1929, Paris  French writer and dramatist whose humorous work ...
Courtenay
▪ British Columbia, Canada       city, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, adjacent to the town of Comox, at the head of Comox Harbour, southwestern British ...
Courtenay, William
▪ archbishop of Canterbury born c. 1342, , near Exeter, Devon, Eng. died July 31, 1396, Maidstone, Kent       archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the English church and ...
courteous
—courteously, adv. —courteousness, n. /kerr"tee euhs/, adj. having or showing good manners; polite. [1225-75; COURT + -EOUS; r. ME co(u)rteis < AF; see COURT, -ESE] Syn. ...
courteously
See courteous. * * *
courteousness
See courteously. * * *
courtesan
/kawr"teuh zeuhn, kohr"-, kerr"-/, n. a prostitute or paramour, esp. one associating with noblemen or men of wealth. Also, courtezan. [1540-50; < MF courtisane < It cortigiana, ...
courtesy
/kerr"teuh see/ or, for 5, /kerrt"see/, n., pl. courtesies, adj. n. 1. excellence of manners or social conduct; polite behavior. 2. a courteous, respectful, or considerate act or ...
courtesy car
1. a limousine or van provided by a hotel, airline, etc., for free transportation over a fixed route, as between an airport and a hotel. 2. an automobile provided by a garage or ...
courtesy card
a card making the bearer eligible for special prices, privileges, or consideration, as at a club, hotel, store, or bank. [1930-35, Amer.] * * *
courtesy light
a light on the inside of an automobile that is turned on automatically when a door is opened. [1955-60] * * *
courtesy literature
▪ literature       literature comprising courtesy books and similar pieces. Though it was essentially a book of etiquette, the typical courtesy book was in fact much ...
courtesy title
1. a title applied or assumed through custom, courtesy, or association and without regard for its being officially merited. 2. a title allowed by custom, as to the children of ...
courtesycard
courtesy card n. A card that confers on its bearer a special right or privilege, as at a supermarket or bank. * * *
courtesytitle
courtesy title n. 1. A title of no legal validity that is assumed or granted by custom, such as the academic title professor given to any instructor at a college. 2. a. In Great ...
Courthope, William John
▪ British literary critic born July 17, 1842, South Malling, Sussex died April 10, 1917, near Whiligh       literary critic who believed that poetry expresses a ...
courthouse
/kawrt"hows', kohrt"-/, n., pl. courthouses /-how'ziz/. 1. a building in which courts of law are held. 2. a county seat. [1425-75; late ME; see COURT, HOUSE] * * *
courtier
/kawr"tee euhr, kohr"-/, n. 1. a person who is often in attendance at the court of a king or other royal personage. 2. a person who seeks favor by flattery, charm, ...
Courtin-Clarins, Jacques
▪ 2008 Jacques Courtin        French business executive born Aug. 6, 1921 , Paris, France died March 23, 2007, Paris founded (1954) the Clarins Institute of Beauty, a ...
courting chair.
See love seat. * * *
courting mirror
U.S. Furniture. a small mirror of c1800 having a border and cresting of glass painted with leaves and flowers in imitation of a Chinese style. * * *
courtliness
See courtly. * * *
courtly
—courtliness, n. /kawrt"lee, kohrt"-/, adj., courtlier, courtliest, adv. adj. 1. polite, refined, or elegant: courtly manners. 2. flattering; obsequious. 3. noting, pertaining ...
courtly love
a highly stylized code of behavior popular chiefly from the 12th to the 14th century that prescribed the rules of conduct between lovers, advocating idealized but illicit love, ...
courtlylove
courtly love n. An idealized and often illicit form of love celebrated in the literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in which a knight or courtier devotes himself to a ...
Courtneidge, Dame Cicely
▪ British actress born April 1, 1893, Sydney died April 26, 1980, London       British actress who played musical comedy and revue, both in a celebrated partnership ...
Courtney
Courtney [kôrt′nē] n. a feminine and masculine name * * *
Courtney Pine
➡ Pine * * *
Courtney, Leonard Henry Courtney, Baron
▪ British politician born July 6, 1832, Penzance, Cornwall, England died May 11, 1918, London  radical British politician who gained fame as an advocate of proportional ...
courtof appeals
court of appeals (kôrt, kōrt) n. pl. courts of appeals A court to which appeals are made on points of law resulting from the judgment of a lower court. * * *
courtof chancery
court of chancery n. pl. courts of chancery A court with jurisdiction in equity. * * *
courtof claims
court of claims n. pl. courts of claims A U.S. federal court that determines claims brought by individuals against the government. * * *
courtof common pleas
court of common pleas n. pl. courts of common pleas 1. A court in some states of the United States having general jurisdiction. 2. A court in Great Britain that formerly heard ...
courtof domestic relations
court of domestic relations n. pl. courts of domestic relations A court having the judicial authority to investigate and decide on cases involving marital and especially ...
Courtof Exchequer
Court of Exchequer n. A former superior court in Great Britain dealing with matters of revenue, now merged with the King's or Queen's Bench. * * *
courtof inquiry
court of inquiry n. pl. courts of inquiry A military court that inquires into and reports on questionable actions involving military personnel or property. * * *
courtof law
court of law n. pl. courts of law A court that hears cases and makes decisions based on statutes or the common law. * * *
courtof record
court of record n. pl. courts of record A court whose proceedings and decisions are retained on permanent record. * * *
Courtof Saint James's
Court of Saint James's (sānt jāmzʹ, jāmʹzĭz) n. The British royal court. * * *
Courtois, Bernard
▪ French chemist born Feb. 8, 1777, Dijon, Fr. died Sept. 27, 1838, Paris       French chemist who discovered the element iodine.       Courtois served as a ...
courtorder
court order n. An order issued by a court that requires a person to do or refrain from doing something. * * *
courtplaster
court plaster n. Cloth coated with an adhesive substance and used to cover cuts or scratches on the skin.   [From its use by ladies at court to make beauty spots.] * * *
Courtrai
Fr. /koohrdd trdde"/, n. a city in W Belgium, on the Lys River: important medieval city. 43,364. Flemish, Kortrijk. * * *
courtreporter
court reporter n. A stenographer who makes a verbatim record and transcription of proceedings, as in a court. * * *
courtroom
/kawrt"roohm', -room', kohrt"-/, n. a room in which the sessions of a law court are held. [1670-80; COURT + ROOM] * * *
courts-martial
courts-mar·tial (kôrtsʹmär'shəl, kōrtsʹ-) n. Plural of court-martial. * * *
courtship
/kawrt"ship, kohrt"-/, n. 1. the wooing of one person by another. 2. the period during which such wooing takes place. 3. solicitation of favors, applause, etc. 4. Ethology. ...
courtship behaviour
Animal activity that results in mating and reproduction. Courtship may simply involve a few chemical, visual, or auditory stimuli, or it may be a highly complex series of acts ...
courtship display
a stereotyped pattern of behavior in animals that functions to attract and arouse a prospective mate. [1920-25] * * *
courtside
/kawrt"suyd', kohrt"-/, n. (in sports) the area adjoining the official playing area of a court, as in basketball, tennis, or volleyball. [1965-70; COURT + SIDE1] * * *
courttennis
court tennis n. A form of tennis played in a large indoor court with a specially marked-out floor and high cement walls off which the ball may be played. * * *
courttomb
court tomb n. A Neolithic tomb found chiefly in the British Isles consisting of a chamber tomb adjoined by an open space marked off by large standing stones. * * *
courtyard
/kawrt"yahrd', kohrt"-/, n. a court open to the sky, esp. one enclosed on all four sides. [1545-55; COURT + YARD2] * * *
courtyard theatre
▪ theatrical structure Spanish  corral        any temporary or permanent theatre structure established in an inn's courtyard in England or a residential courtyard in ...
couru
/koo rooh"/; Fr. /kooh rddyuu"/, adj. Ballet. done or executed with a running step. [ < F, ptp. of courir to run
couscous
/koohs"koohs/, n. a North African dish consisting of steamed semolina, served with vegetables and meat. [1590-1600; < F < Ar kuskus, kuskusu
cousin
—cousinage, cousinhood, cousinship, n. /kuz"euhn/, n. 1. Also called first cousin, full cousin, cousin-german. the son or daughter of an uncle or aunt. 2. one related by ...
Cousin
/kooh zaonn"/, n. Victor /veek tawrdd"/, 1792-1867, French philosopher and educational reformer: founder of the method of eclecticism in French philosophy. * * *
Cousin Jack
pl. Cousin Jacks. a Cornishman, esp. a Cornish miner. [1875-80] * * *
Cousin, Jean, The Elder
▪ French artist born 1490, Sens, Fr. died 1560/61, Paris  French painter and engraver whose rich artistic contribution also included tapestry, stained-glass (stained glass) ...
Cousin, Jean, The Younger
▪ French artist born 1522, Sens, Fr. died 1594, Paris       artist and craftsman noted for his painting, engraving, stained glass, sculpture, and book illustration, ...
Cousin, Victor
▪ French philosopher and educator born Nov. 28, 1792, Paris died Jan. 13, 1867, Cannes, Fr.  French philosopher, educational reformer, and historian whose systematic ...
cousin-german
/kuz"euhn jerr"meuhn/, n., pl. cousins-german /kuz"euhnz jerr"meuhn/. cousin (def. 1). [1250-1300; ME cosin germain. See COUSIN, GERMAN] * * *
Cousin-Montauban, Charles-Guillaume-Marie-Apollinaire-Antoine, Comte De Palikao
▪ French general born June 24, 1796, Paris died Jan. 8, 1878, Versailles, Fr.       French general who commanded an expeditionary force in China, capturing Peking ...
cousinage
cousinage [kuz′ən ij] n. 1. the state or condition of being a cousin; the relationship between cousins; kinship 2. a group of cousins or of relatives * * *
cousinhood
See cousin. * * *
cousinly
/kuz"euhn lee/, adj. like or befitting a cousin. [1805-15; COUSIN + -LY] * * *
cousinry
/kuz"euhn ree/, n., pl. cousinries. cousins or relatives collectively. [1835-45; COUSIN + -RY] * * *
Cousins, Norman
▪ American editor born June 24, 1912, Union Hill, N.J., U.S. died Nov. 30, 1990, Los Angeles, Calif.       American essayist and editor, long associated with the ...
Cousins, Robin
▪ British figure skater born August 17, 1957, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England       English figure skater (figure skating) who combined athletic jumping skills with ...
Cousins, Samuel
▪ English engraver born May 9, 1801, Exeter, Devon, England died May 7, 1887, London       English mezzotint engraver (engraving), preeminently the interpreter of the ...
cousinship
See cousinhood. * * *
Cousteau
/kooh stoh"/, n. Jacques Yves /zhahk eev/, 1910-97, French naval officer, author, and underseas explorer: developed the Aqua-Lung. * * *
Cousteau, Jacques-Yves
born June 11, 1910, Saint-André-de-Cubzac, France died June 25, 1997, Paris French ocean explorer. A navy officer, he coinvented the Aqua-Lung, or scuba. He founded the French ...
Cousteau,Jacques Yves
Cous·teau (ko͞o-stōʹ), Jacques Yves. 1910-1997. French underwater explorer, film producer, and author who helped produce the Aqua-Lung (1943) and later developed underwater ...
Coustou, Guillaume
▪ French sculptor born 1677, Lyon, Fr. died 1746, Paris       French sculptor who received many royal commissions. His style was narrative and dramatic, with some ...
Coustou, Nicolas
▪ French sculptor born Jan. 9, 1658, Lyon, France died 1733, Paris       French sculptor whose style was based upon the academic grand manner of the sculptors who ...
Cousy
/kooh"zee/, n. Robert Joseph (Bob), born 1928, U.S. basketball player. * * *
Cousy, Bob
in full Robert Joseph Cousy born Aug. 9, 1928, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. basketball player and coach. He played collegiate ball at Holy Cross College and joined the Boston ...
Cousy,Robert Joseph
Cou·sy (ko͞oʹzē), Robert Joseph. Known as “Bob.” Born 1928. American basketball player and coach. As a guard for the Boston Celtics (1950-1963), he led the National ...
Coutances
▪ France ancient (Latin)  Cosedia        town, Manche département, in the Basse-Normandie région of northwestern France, on the Soulle River, near the English ...
Coutchiching Series
▪ geology       division of rocks in the region of northern Minnesota and Ontario radiometrically dated to have formed about 2.6 billion years ago during Precambrian ...
couteau
/kooh toh"/, n., pl. couteaux /-tohz"/; Fr. /-toh"/. a knife, esp. a large double-edged one formerly carried as a weapon. [1670-80; < F; OF coutel < L cultellus; see CULTELLUS] * ...
couter
/kooh"teuhr/, n. Armor. a piece of plate armor for the elbow. See diag. under armor. [1325-75; ME < AF, equiv. to OF coute elbow ( < L cubitum; see CUBIT) + AF -er -ER2] * * *
couth
couth1 /koohth/, Facetious. adj. 1. showing or having good manners or sophistication; smooth: Sending her flowers would be a very couth thing to do. n. 2. good manners; ...
couthie
—couthily, adj. —couthiness, n. /kooh"thee/, adj. Scot. agreeable; genial; kindly. [1715-25; COUTH2 + -ie, sp. var. of -Y1] * * *
Couthon, Georges
▪ French Jacobin leader born Dec. 22, 1755, Orcet, Fr. died July 28, 1794, Paris       close associate of Robespierre (Robespierre, Maximilien de) and Louis de ...
coutil
/kooh teel", -til"/, n. a sturdy fabric constructed of a compactly woven herringbone twill. [1850-55; < F, OF, equiv. to coute QUILT + -il n. suffix] * * *
Coutts
a very old British bank, with mainly very rich customers. Queen Elizabeth II has an account there. It is owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland. * * *
Coutts, Russell
▪ 2001       To celebrate his 38th birthday, on March 1, 2000, yachtsman Russell Coutts tied a 97-year-old record when he skippered Team New Zealand to its ninth ...
coutume
▪ French law       (French: “custom”), in French law, the body of law in force before the Revolution of 1789 in northern and central France. The word is also used in ...
Couturat, Louis
▪ French philosopher and logician born Jan. 17, 1868, Ris-Orangis, near Paris, France died Aug. 3, 1914, Paris       French philosopher and logician who sought a ...
couture
/kooh toor"/; Fr. /kooh tyuurdd"/, n. 1. the occupation of a couturier; dressmaking and designing. 2. fashion designers or couturiers collectively. 3. the clothes and related ...
Couture, Thomas
▪ French painter born Dec. 21, 1815, Senlis, Fr. died March 30, 1879, Villiers-le-Bel       academic painter best known for his portraits and historical genre pictures ...
couturier
/kooh toor"ee ay', -ee euhr, -toor"yay/; Fr. /kooh tyuu rddyay"/, n., pl. couturiers /-toor"ee ayz', -ee euhrz, -toor"yayz/; Fr. /-tyuu rddyay"/. a person who designs, makes, and ...
couturière
/kooh toor"ee euhr, -ee er'/; Fr. /kooh tyuu rddyerdd"/, n., pl. couturières /-toor"ee euhrz, -erz'/; Fr. /-tyuu rddyerdd"/. a woman who is a couturier. Also called couturiere ...
couvade
/kooh vahd"/; Fr. /kooh vannd"/, n. a practice among some peoples, as the Basques of Spain, in which a man, immediately preceding the birth of his child, takes to his bed in an ...
Couve de Murville, Maurice
▪ prime minister of France in full  Jacques Maurice Couve de Murville   born Jan. 24, 1907, Reims, France died Dec. 24, 1999, Paris       French diplomat and ...
Couve de Murville, Maurice Jacques
▪ 2000       French government official and politician (b. Jan. 24, 1907, Reims, France—d. Dec. 24, 1999, Paris, France), was a loyal Gaullist who served the longest ...
Covadonga
▪ Spain       village, Asturias provincia (province) and comunidad autónoma (autonomous community), northwestern Spain. It lies east of Oviedo city, at the head of ...
covalence
—covalent, adj. —covalently, adv. /koh vay"leuhns/, n. Chem. the number of electron pairs that an atom can share with other atoms. [1915-20; CO- + VALENCE] * * *
covalency
See covalence. * * *
covalent
See covalency. * * *
covalent bond
Chem. the bond formed by the sharing of a pair of electrons by two atoms. [1960-65] * * * Force holding atoms in a molecule together as a specific, separate entity (as opposed ...
covalentbond
covalent bond n. A chemical bond formed by the sharing of one or more electrons, especially pairs of electrons, between atoms. * * *
covalently
See covalency. * * *
covariance
/koh vair"ee euhns/, n. Statistics. the expectation or mean value of the variable formed by multiplying the differences obtained by subtracting two given variates from their ...
covariant
/koh vair"ee euhnt/, adj. Math. (of one magnitude with respect to another) varying in accordance with a fixed mathematical relationship: The area of a square is covariant with ...
covarianttheory
covariant theory n. The principle that the laws of physics have the same form regardless of the system of coordinates in which they are expressed. * * *
Covarrubias
/koh'veuh rooh"bee euhs/; Sp. /kaw'vahrdd rddooh"byahs/, n. Miguel /mee gel"/, 1904-57, Mexican caricaturist, illustrator, and painter. * * *
Covarrubias, Miguel
▪ Mexican painter and writer born 1904, Mexico City, Mexico died February 4, 1957, Mexico City       Mexican painter, writer, and ...
Covas, Mario
▪ 2002       Brazilian politician (b. April 21, 1930, Santos, Braz.—d. March 6, 2001, São Paulo, Braz.), was one of Brazil's most influential and respected ...
Covasna
▪ county, Romania       judeţ (county), east-central Romania. The eastern Carpathian Mountains, including the Vrancei and Baraolt ranges, rise above settlement areas ...
cove
cove1 /kohv/, n., v., coved, coving. n. 1. a small indentation or recess in the shoreline of a sea, lake, or river. 2. a sheltered nook. 3. a hollow or recess in a mountain; ...
cove lighting
indirect lighting directed upward from an interior cornice or the like toward a cove at the edge of the ceiling. * * *
coved vault.
See cloistered vault. * * *
covellite
/koh vel"uyt, koh"veuh luyt'/, n. a mineral, copper sulfide, CuS, indigo in color and usually occurring as a massive coating on other copper minerals. [1840-50; named after ...
coven
/kuv"euhn, koh"veuhn/, n. an assembly of witches, esp. a group of thirteen. [1500-10 for sense "assembly"; 1655-65 for current sense; var. of obs. covent assembly, religious ...
covenant
—covenantal /kuv'euh nan"tl/, adj. /kuv"euh neuhnt/, n. 1. an agreement, usually formal, between two or more persons to do or not do something specified. 2. Law. an incidental ...
Covenant of the League of Nations
the constitution of the League of Nations, included as the first 26 articles in the Treaty of Versailles, in which the organization and purpose of the League were set forth. * * *
covenant of warranty
Law. warranty (def. 2b). * * *
covenant theology
▪ Protestant theology also called  federal theology        type of Reformed (Reformed church) (Calvinist) theology emphasizing the notion of a covenant, or alliance, ...
covenantal
See covenant. * * *
covenantally
See covenantal. * * *
covenantee
/kuv'euh neuhn tee", -nan-/, n. a person to whom something is promised in a covenant. [1640-50; COVENANT + -EE] * * *
covenanter
/kuv"euh neuhn teuhr/; for 2 also Scot. /kuv'euh nan"teuhr/, n. 1. a person who makes a covenant. 2. (cap.) Scot. Hist. a person who, by solemn agreement, pledged to uphold ...
Covenanters
Scottish Presbyterians of the 17th century who made convenants in which they pledged to maintain specific forms of worship and church government. After the signing of the ...
covenantor
/kuv"euh neuhn teuhr/, n. Law. the party who is to perform the obligation expressed in a covenant. [1640-50; COVENANT + -OR2] * * *
Covenants
➡ Covenanter * * *
Covent Garden
/kuv"euhnt, kov"-/ 1. a district in central London, England, formerly a vegetable and flower market. 2. a theater in this district, first built 1731-32, important in English ...
CoventGarden
Cov·ent Garden (kŭvʹənt, kŏvʹ-) An area in London long noted for its produce market (established in 1671) and its royal theater (first built in 1731-1732). The market was ...
Coventry
/kuv"euhn tree, kov"-/, n. 1. a city in West Midlands, in central England: heavily bombed 1940; cathedral. 337,000. 2. a town in central Rhode Island. 27,065. 3. send to ...
Coventry bell
a perennial garden plant, Campanula trachelium, of Eurasia, having coarsely toothed leaves and bluish-purple flowers. [1570-80] * * *


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