Reverse Dictionary: COUR – COV


COURAGE, COURAGEOUS, COURAGEOUSLY – ADJECTIVES
– courageous and strong, esp. in warfare, valiant, brave WIGHTY a1400 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– courageous and strong, esp. in warfare; valiant, brave WIGHT c1275 arch. & Sc., & Eng. dial.
– courageous because of alcohol; with one’s courage screwed by alcohol CORKSCREWED (UP) Bk2006 US sl.
– courageous, bold KEENLY c1205 obs. rare
– courageous, bold HEARTY c1380 obs.
– courageous, bold, brave DOUGHTY-HEARTED 1864
– courageous, bold, daring, brave, hardy DERF c1175 obs.
– courageous, bold; of exalted courage HAUTAIN c1450 obs.
– courageous, brave BALLSEY;  BALLSY 1935 sl., orig. & chiefly US
– courageous, brave, bold, daring, valiant, mighty STALWORTH a1225 obs. exc. arch.
– courageous, brave, spirited, plucky, robust GUTSY 1893
– courageous, brave, spirited, plucky, robust GUTTY 1942 Amer. sl.
– courageous, courageously determined or persevering GRITTY Bk1905 Amer. sl.
– courageous, fearless, bold AWELESS c1400
– courageous, full of heart, spirited HEARTED 1538 obs.
– courageous, full of nerve NERVY 1882
– courageous, ‘game’ YELLOW-LEGGED Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– courageous, hearty, lusty, lively, merry, hale CANT a1300 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– courageous, high-spirited; full of fire; mettlesome HIGH-METTLED a1626
– courageous-looking and bright UP-LOOKING Bk1905 Eng. dial. 
– courageous, plucky, ‘game’ GAMON’D Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 courageous, plucky (Victoria Cross) V.C L19 sl.
– courageous, plucky, willing to go up against overwhelming odds GAME AS NED KELLY 1930s Aust. sl.
– courageous, spirited HEARTLY 1340-70 obs.
– courageous, spirited, bold ANIMOUS 1620 obs. rare
– courageous, spirited, bold HEARTSOME 1567 obs.
– courageous, spirited, mettlesome SPUNK 1788 obs.
– courageous, spirited, mettlesome SPUNKEY;  SPUNKIE;  SPUNKY 1786
– courageous, spirited, plucky; robust GUTSBALL 1963 Amer. sl.
– courageous, strong, capable ABLE 1980 Can.
– courageous, sturdy YEOMANLY c1626
– courageous, tough, masculine BALLS 1980s US sl.
– courageous, tough, masculine BALLS-ASS 1960s US sl.
– courageous, valiant, active LUSTY c1374 obs.
– courageous, zealous, confident FULL-HEARTED a1616
– endowed with courage or moral strength; capable of endurance FORTITUDINOUS 1752
– extremely courageous; especially said of someone of small stature GAME AS A PISS-ANT 1945 Aust. sl.
– extremely courageous; fearless GUTS-HIGH 1958 Amer. sl.
– extremely courageous; fearless GUTS-UP 1950s Amer. sl.
– extremely courageous, raring to go GAME AS PEBBLES 1831 sl.
– extremely courageous; ready for anything, having staying power; often used of horses GAME AS A PEBBLE 1831 sl.
– full of courage and energy for any desperate exploit ANNOINTED Bk1890 sl.
– great in courage; nobly brave or valiant MAGNANIMOUS 1584
– lacking courage STOMACHLESS 19C
– lacking in courage and stamina SPLEENY Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– lacking moral courage UNABLE TO NECK IT Bk1902 colloq.
– of high courage or spirit HIGH-STOMACHED 1548 obs. or arch.
– possessed of courage to ‘face’ an enemy FACY Bk1900 Sc.
– requiring or demonstrating courage or fortitude GUTS 1957 Amer. sl.
– suddenly and temporarily courageous ON A BRAVE M19 US sl.
 
COURAGE etc. – ADVERBS
– courageously, boldly HAUTAINLY 1513  obs.
– courageously, in a manly manner; manfully, with valour or energy MANLY c1205 obs. or arch.
– courageously, with courage or spirit; vigorously, with might and main HEARTLY a1300 obs.
– in a courageous and determined manner; valiantly, resolutely DOUGHTILY c1380 arch.
– in a sturdily courageous manner YEOMANLY c1386
 
COURAGE etc. – NOUNS
– a being courageous or valiant; bravery, valiantness, valour VALIANCY 1574
– a having courage, pluck, or ‘sand’ SANDINESS 1897 US sl.
– an action requiring courage, fortitude, extreme competitiveness, determination, etc. GUTS BALL 1962 Amer. sl.
– a test of courage or determination GUT CHECK 1968 US sl.
– courage ARISTOTLE 1910s rhyming sl. for ‘bottle’
– courage ARSE 2000s sl.
– courage ARSEHOLE 2000s sl.
– courage BOTTLE 1958 Brit. sl.
– courage COJONES 1932 sl., orig. US
– courage GIMP 1893 sl.
– courage GRIT Bk1905 Amer. sl.
– courage IRON 1859 Amer. thieves’ sl.
 courage PLUCK 1785 sl., possibly originally boxing usage
– courage SACK 1984 US sl.
– courage SPRAWL Bk1913 Amer. dial.
– courage TICKER 1935 Aust. & US sl.
– courage, bearing; mood, disposition MEAD;  MEED;  MEID 1724 Sc.
– courage, boldness, daring, hardihood HARDIMENT c1374 arch.
– courage, bravery BRAVITY Bk1911 Sc.
– courage, bravery MANFUL-HARDINESS c1430 obs.
– courage, bravery VALURE 1577-82 obs.
– courage, bravery, staying power GUT M17 sl.
– courage, energy, spirit GUTSINESS 1893
– courage, force of character, staying power GUTS 1893 colloq.
– courage, ‘grit’ GRAIN 1970 Amer. dial.
– courage, guts YARBLES 1970s sl.
– courage, guts; strength of will INTESTINAL FORTITUDE Bk2002 Aust. sl.
– courage, hardy behaviour HARDISHIP a1240 obs. rare
– courage, masculine prowess, virile strength (college usage) HAIR 1959 US college sl.
– courage, nerve; energy, initiative; strength, know-how MOXEY;  MOXIE;  MOXY 1930
– courage; nerve; impudence BRASS 1682
– courage; nerve; impudence BRASS NECK 1984 sl.
– courage or resolution in the face of fear or danger STIFF UPPER LIP 1815 sl., orig. US
– courage, pluck HACKLE M19 sl.
– courage, pluck, spirit, endurance GAME 1824 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– courage, pluck; spirit, mettle SPUNK 1773
– courage, pluck tried by experience APPROOF Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– courage; recklessness MELT 1867 Amer. dial.
– courage, resolution PECKER 1848 sl.
– courage, ruthlessness ICE 1990s African-American sl.
– courage, shrewdness; practical good sense or initiative; enterprise GUMPTION 1719 colloq., orig. Sc.
– courage, spirit SAUCE 1997 US sl.
– courage, spirit, life GIZZARD 1892 Amer. dial.
– courage, stamina SPIZERINKUM Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– courage, strength HEART O’ GRACE 1878 Eng. dial.
– courage; tenacity; stamina; pluck; determination; perseverance; obstinacy SAND 1867 Amer. dial.
 courage, valour VALENCE a1604 obs.
– courage, valour; the quality of being manly; manhood; virility MANHEAD c1275
– courage, vigour BALLOCKS 1980s sl.
– courage, virility EGGS 1950s sl.
– courage, virility, bravery MANLIHEAD 1422-83 obs.
 courage, wildness, high spirit RAMAGE 1456 obs. rare
– extreme courage GUTS LIKE CALABASH 1991 Trinidad and Tobago
– false courage from drinking liquor DUTCH COURAGE Bk2006 US sl.
– false courage inspired by drugs or drink BORROWED BRASS 20C Amer. sl., World War II usage
– false courage inspired by drugs or drink BOUGHT GUTS 20C Amer. sl., World War II usage
– false courage inspired by drugs or drink DRUGSTORE NERVE 20C Amer. sl., World War II usage
– lofty courage; fortitude MAGNANIMITY 1509 obs.
– manly courage THE NADS 1976 Amer. sl.
– manly courage, valour; vigour, manliness MANSHIP c1205 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– virile courage; virility; guts; strength of character; energy, spirit BALLS a1890 US sl.
 
COURAGE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a courageous and distinguished person HE-ROW Bk1992 Amer. South. usage
– a courageous and distinguished woman HEROWINE Bk1992 Amer. South. usage
– a courageous, gay, sprightly, and airy person; a high-spirited, daring person GALLANT 1388 arch.
– a courageous or brave person VALIANT 1609
– a courageous, positive person BAD-ASS NIGGER 1900s African-American sl.
– a courageous, positive person BAD-ASSED NIGGER 1900s African-American sl.
– a courageous, spirited, or mettlesome person; a smart or lively fellow SPUNKIE;  SPUNKY 1806 Sc.
– a courageous woman; a spirited woman of commanding presence; an imposing and strong-willed woman BELLONA 1820
– a man of courage and honour BAYARD Bk1922
– a man of courage and spirit GALLIARD 1532 obs.
– a person considered in respect of his or her courage, bravery, or other admirable qualities HEART 1340
– a person of courage; a man of mettle VALOUR 1606
– a person of great courage ALL GUTS 20C Amer. sl.. World War II usage
– a person of very great courage or strength TIGER 1500-20
– a person who is especially courageous, formidable, or aggressive HELL-BENDER 1812 Amer. sl.
– a person who lacks the courage to back up his taunts HUMMINGBIRD ASS 1977 US sl.
– a person with a courageous, strong nature, esp. a brave and loyal soldier or sailor HEART OF OAK 1600 arch.
 
COURAGE etc. – PHRASES
– said of a courageous person MORE BALLS THAN A POOL HALL 1966 US sl.
 
COURAGE etc. – VERBS
– to approach in a courageous manner; to act aggressively TAKE IT FIGHTING L19 US sl.
– to be courageous or bold under the influence of alcohol BE IN ARMOUR L17 sl.
– to be courageous, tenacious, or energetic; to be determined and plucky HAVE SAND IN ONE’S CRAW 1881 Amer. dial.
– to behave courageously, proudly, and honestly WALK TALL M19 sl., orig. US
– to behave courageously; to avoid showing fear or distress BITE THE BULLET 1891
– to cause to lose courage or vigour TAINT 1600 obs.
– to display courage SHOW A LOT OF HAIR vb. 1960s Amer. sl.
– to display one’s courage GUT 1940s US sl.
– to flag in courage or spirit, to lose heart DROOP c1330
– to gather the courage to try something NERVE UP TO 1979 Amer. dial.
– to have courage HAVE SAND ON ONE’S GIZZARD Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– to imbue with steadfast courage; to inspire with greatness of mind; to render high-souled; to cheer, to inspirit MAGNANIMATE 1640 obs. rare
– to keep up one’s courage KEEP A STIFF UPPER LIP 1815
– to lose courage or heart, to be afraid, to become depressed, to give way FAINT c1350 now arch.
– to lose courage, to be daunted, to turn coward CAFF 1841 Eng. dial.
– to lose courage; to back down; to fail to do as promised WUSS OUT 1977 US sl.
– to lose courage; to become frightened or timid; to lose one’s nerve FUNK (IT) 1857 UK sl.
– to lose one’s courage; to lose one’s ability to fight LOSE ONE’S GOAT 1910s sl.
– to retain one’s courage KEEP ONE’S CHIN UP 1938 sl.
– to retain one’s courage KEEP ONE’S PECKER UP 1853 Brit. sl.
– to take courage TAKE METTLE 1844 Eng. dial.
– to take courage, to apply oneself BUCK UP 1844 Amer. dial.


COURIER – NOUNS, PERSON
a courier, a messenger CARRIER PIGEON 1933 US sl.
a courier, a messenger GHOLAM 1820
a courier, a postman WALKER M19 sl.
– a courier, a running messenger CURSITOR a1604 obs.
a courier conveying dispatches or letters at regular intervals; hence, post, mail ORDINARY 1667 obs.
an East Indian courier, spy, or messenger HIRCARRA;  HIRCARRAH 1747


COURSE – NOUNS
a course or passage, as of life PASS-THROUGH Bk1905 Eng. dial.
a course or passage, as of life PASS-THRUFF Bk1905 Eng. dial.
course, way; journey; a going about, walking about, etc. RAIK a1400 now rare or obs.


COURT (woo) – see COURTING


COURT – ADJECTIVES
belonging to the court or palace PALASIN c1400 obs. rare
– pert. to a royal court; having the manners befitting a court; courtly CURIAL 1478 obs.

COURT – NOUNS
– what pertains to a court CURIALITY a1626 obs.

COURT – NOUNS, PERSON
– a member of a court; a courtier CURIAL 1447 obs.


COURT (yard) – NOUNS
a court or backyard BACK-LEDGE 1790 Eng. dial. obs.
a court, yard; the back premises of a house BACKLET 1724 Eng. dial.


COURT (law) – NOUNS
an irregular court, esp. one set up by prisoners or strikers KANGAROO (COURT) 1853 orig. US
the criminal court HIGH JUMP 1960s Aust. sl.
the day of trial THE DAY OF LAW 1565 obs.
the dock in a court of law LOUNGE M19 Aust. criminals’ sl.
the session of a court DOWN-SITTING 1776 Sc.

COURT (law) – NOUNS, PERSON
a courtroom usher SILENCE-YELPER L19 UK criminals’ sl.
a female attendant at court DUNTIBOUR a1513 Sc. obs.

COURT (law) – VERBS
to expel or banish from court DECOURT c1610 obs.
to go to a court of law MEET COURT 1970 Amer. dial.
to go to court WALK THE TWELVE STEPS 1985 Cayman Islands
to summon to a higher court BECLEPE 1297 obs.


COURTEOUS , COURTEOUSLY, COURTESY – ADJECTIVES
courteous, affable, kindly, gracious, indulgent, favourable; obliging, amiable BUXOM 1362 obs.
courteous, affable; of gentle disposition, mild, meek; gracious, kindly DEBONAIR a1225 obs.
courteous, agreeable in manner VELVETY 1861
courteous, civil, gracious; lovely, agreeable; noble, valiant HENDY a1250 obs.
courteous, debonair DEBONARIOUS c1485 obs. rare
courteous, debonair DEBONARY 1402 obs.
courteous, gentle, kindly; not desirous to find faults CANDID 1633 obs.
courteous, gifted with fair speech; pleasant; smooth-tongued FAIR-SPOKE 1665
courteous, gifted with fair speech; pleasant; smooth-tongued FAIR-SPOKEN 1460
courteous, mannerly, polite, well-behaved; well-bred; respectful MENSEFUL 1783 Sc. & Eng. dial.
courteous, polite, gentle HYNDE c1400 obs.
courteous, polite, well-mannered MANNERABLE c1460
courteous, polite, well-mannered MANNERSABLE 1922 Amer. dial.
courteous, polite, well-mannered MANNERSLY 1929 Amer. dial.
courteous, polite, well-mannered MANNERSOME 1887 Amer. dial.

COURTEOUS  etc. – ADVERBS
courteously, civilly, kindly FAIR a1000 obs.
courteously, like a human being; humanely; generously MANLY 1377 obs.
courteously, respectfully FAIRLY 1590 obs.
courteously, willingly; obediently, humbly, meekly BUXOMLY a1240 obs.
courteously, with good address ADDRESSLY c1425 obs. rare
courteously, with good manners; politely MANNERLY 1519 obs.

COURTEOUS  etc. – NOUNS
an act of courtesy required as a matter of custom or etiquette CUSTOMARY 1756 obs. rare
a wheedling courtesy; a servile cringe FAWN 1590 obs.
courtesy FAIRNESS c1205 obs.
courtesy, affability; debonair character; mildness, gentleness, meekness; kindness DEBONAIRSHIP a1240 obs. rare
courtesy, affability; debonair character; mildness, gentleness, meekness; kindness DEBONAIRTY a1225 obs.
courtesy, affability; debonair character; mildness, gentleness, meekness; kindness DEBONARITY a1225 obs.
courtesy, civility; humanity, kindness MANSHIP a1000 obs.
courtesy, civility; kindly and considerate behaviour towards others COMITY 1542
courtesy, favour; favourable disposition CANDIDNESS 1643 obs.
courtesy, graciousness HANDSOMENESS a1616 obs.
courtesy, graciousness, kindly disposition; complaisance BUXOMNESS a1400 obs.
courtesy, politeness, respect ERUDITION 1822 Sc. obs.
rigid firmness accompanied by courtesy, politeness, and gentleness AN IRON HAND IN A VELVET GLOVE 1834

COURTEOUS  etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
a courteous, noble, generous person GENTLE KNIGHT 1590 arch.
a person likened to Sir Galahad in some way, esp. in courteousness, nobility, integrity, etc. GALAHAD 1854
a very courteous or polite person CHESTERFIELD 1965 Amer. dial.

COURTEOUS  etc. – VERBS
to behave courteously or respectfully to MENSE 1641 Sc. & Eng. dial.
to perform conventional rituals of courtesy or respect MAKE ONE’S MANNERS 1824 Amer. dial.


COURTESAN – NOUNS
the riding dress of the up-market courtesans who frequented Rotten Row in London’s Hyde Park ABANDONED HABITS L19 sl.

COURTESAN – NOUNS, PERSON
a courtesan, a high-class prostitute ANONYMA M19 Brit.
courtesans, superior prostitutes BON TON E19 sl.
a courtesan, a harlot, a prostitute CROSHABELL a1598 obs. exc. Eng. dial. obs.
a courtesan, a lewd woman, a harlot, a prostitute CYPRIAN 1598
a courtesan DEMIMONDAINE 1894
a courtesan; a prostitute GUINEA-HEN a1616 sl. obs.
a courtesan HALFKIRTLE 1600 obs.
a courtesan, a female companion or paramour, a mistress, a concubine HETAERA;  HETAIRA 1820
a high-class, fashionable courtesan or prostitute HIGH-FLYER 1663 sl. rare
a courtesan, a strumpet, a prostitute; a seductive woman HIREN 1600 obs.
a courtesan HORIZONTAL 1886 sl.
a courtesan; a high-class prostitute INCOGNITA M19 sl.
a courtesan, a strumpet; a harlot; a prostitute; LACED MUTTON 1578 sl. obs.
a courtesan, a prostitute LADY OF PLEASURE 1652 euphemism
a courtesan, a harlot LIGHT HORSE c1620 sl.
a courtesan, a kept mistress; a prostitute MADAM 1719 obs.
a courtesan, a wench PAMPHELET 1500-20 obs.
a courtesan, a slut, a prostitute, a wanton girl PUCELLE 1583 obs.
a courtesan; a prostitute; a harlot; a mistress PUG 1607 obs.
a courtesan; a prostitute; so called because the quail was thought to be a very amorous bird QUAIL 1577 obs.
a nickname for a courtesan; a harlot SCOLOPENDRA 1633 obs.
a courtesan TAFFETA PUNK 1598 sl.
a courtesan, a wanton woman, a prostitute, a harlot WAGTAIL 1592 obs.


COURTIER – NOUNS, PERSON
– a nickname for a Scottish courtier PANTALOON n.1660 derogatory


COURTING, COURTSHIP – ADJECTIVES (also see DATING)
– courting PULLING THE CORD 1879 Irish sl.
– courting SPOONS ON M19 sl.
 
COURTING etc. – NOUNS
– courting NANNY GOATING 20C imperfect rhyming sl.
– courting VETING Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– courting, flirting MASHING L19 sl.
– courting, love; lovemaking MOOEY-MOOEY 1942 US sl.
– courting, paying addresses ACCOSTING 1791 Sc. obs.
– courting the desired person with Black slang talk THE GAME 1950s African-American sl.
– courting women or girls; flirting QUEENING E20 US sl.
– courtship MISSING M19 sl.
– courtship, love, especially sexual love; love-making, affection; often, illicit love DRUERY a1225 obs.
– courtship, wooing SUITORING 1671
– paying court; the action of a suitor; entreaty, beseeching SUING 1591
– paying court to a woman SUITING 1631 obs.
– the custom of a man and woman sitting up together at night during courtship UP-SITTING 1930 Amer. dial.
 
COURTING etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a courting boy JAHOO 1939 Amer. dial.
– a man who proves a false wooer MOCK-WEEAN Bk1873 Eng. dial.
– a person who courts or flirts SPOON 1882 sl.
– a poor or miserly man who would rather court a woman in her own house than take her out on the town LOUNGE LIZARD 1920s sl.; PARLOR LIZARD 1910s US sl.; PARLOUR ATHLETE 1910s US sl.; PARLOUR SNAKE 1910s US sl.
 
COURTING etc. – VERBS
– to court a person; esp. to pay court to a woman with a view to marriage, to woo ADDRESS 1677 obs.
– to court ACCOURT 1596 obs. rare
– to be courting BE AT THE NECKING Bk1905 Sc.
– to be courting BE ON THE LOOK 1952 Amer. dial.
– to court, to seek the affections of BUCK UP 1832 Amer. dial.
– to court, to woo BUILD UP TO 1896 Amer. dial.
– to court, to woo BUNDLE 1941 Amer. dial.
– to court, to have a date BUZZ 1928 Amer. dial.
– to court, to keep company; to pay addresses to CAG-MAG Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– to court or spend time with a woman CALICO 1887 Amer. dial.
– to go courting; to kiss and cuddle CALOOP 1942 US sl.
– to go courting CARRY STRAWS 1954 Amer. dial.
– to court someone CART OUT WITH SOMEONE c1880 Cockney sl.
– to court or pursue a woman CAT 1900 Amer. dial.
– to court a girl CHASE c1935 S. Afr. sl.
– to pay court to a woman FACE 1920s Irish sl.
– to court FRIENDS 1965 Barbados
– to go courting, to visit women GAL 1931 Amer. dial.
– to court, to play the gallant to a woman GALLANTIZE 1728 rare
– to go courting GO A-GALLIN M19 US sl.
– to court GOAT WITH c1950 Amer. dial.
– to renew an old courtship HEAT THE OLD BROTH Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– to court, to flirt JEWLARK 1851 Amer. sl.
– to court KEEP COMPANY Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– to pay court to KNOCK AROUND Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– to go courting or sweethearting; said of a woman LAD 1837 Sc. obs.
– to court, to flirt, to make love LALLY-GAG 1868 US colloq.
– to court, to flirt, to make love LOLLY-GAG 1868 US colloq.
– to court MASH Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– to court, to go out pursuing women MOT 19C sl.
– to court a woman in a sentimental manner, to ‘chat up’ MUSH 1920s US sl.
– to court NOTICE 1952 Amer. dial.
– to court, to woo PAY RESPECTS 1897 Eng. dial.
– to court RIDE OUT WITH 1941 Amer. dial.
– to court SET 1896 Amer. dial.
– to go courting; to seek a marriage partner SET OUT 1952 Amer. dial.
– to court a woman SET UP 1941 Amer. dial.
– to pay court to a woman; broadly, to curry favour with SET UP TO 1845 Amer. dial.
– to court SET UP WITH 1871 Amer. dial.
– to pay court to a woman; broadly, to curry favour with SIT UP TO 1845 Amer. dial.
– to court, to flirt, to behave amorously, to woo SPOON 1831 sl.
– to court, to woo SUE 1596 arch.
– to pay court to a woman SUIT c1590 obs.
– to court, to woo SUITOR 1672 now chiefly Eng. dial.
– to court; to flirt TACKLE 1987 Trinidad and Tobago
– to court, to woo; to engage in courtship, to contemplate marriage TALK 1895 Amer. dial.
– to court, to woo, to make love to TING AFTER Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to court, to woo; to make love to TINKER AFTER 1900 Eng. dial.
– to court a woman TROT 1942 NZ sl.
– to court a woman WAIT ON 1877 Amer. dial.
– to court a woman WAIT UPON 1877 Amer. dial.
– to court, to woo WALE 1703 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to court a woman; to go out socially with; to date WALK OUT WITH 1890 US
– to court a woman; to go out socially with; to date WALK WITH 1827 Amer. dial.
– to court, to flirt, to neck, or persuade to copulate WOO c1100
– to court, to woo WYLE 1737 Sc.


COURTLY – ADJECTIVES
courtly, polished, well-bred, well-mannered, as if bred at court FALKLAND-BRED 1721 Sc. obs.

COURTLY – VERBS
to adopt an exaggeratedly courtly bearing; to strut, to parade oneself, to show off PAVIE 1837 Sc.


COURT MARTIAL – NOUNS
the money fine in a court martial sentence BLIND Bk1944 services’ sl.

COURT MARTIAL – NOUNS, PERSON
– a court-martialed person confined to the brig; also a recruit, trainee, or newly arrived enlisted person; hence, in general, a mere novice MAGGOT 1964 Amer. sl., orig. US Marine Corps usage, contemptuous usage


COUSIN – NOUNS, PERSON
a cousin BAKER’S DOZEN 1960 rhyming sl.
a cousin, a nephew GADLING;  GEDLING c1000 obs.
a cousin, a relation CONSOBRINE 17C obs.
a cousin, a relation GATSHIRD 1825 Sc.
a cousin; a friend in an Italian neighbourhood CUJINE 20C teen & high school sl.
a cousin where the fathers are brothers HALF-BROTHER 1914 Amer. dial.
a distant cousin ELBOW COUSIN 1959 Amer. dial.
– a distant cousin SHIRTTAIL COUSIN 1959 Amer. dial., often derogatory
a female cousin; a female friend in an Italian neighbourhood CUJETTE 20C teen & high school sl.
a first cousin NEAR FRIEND Bk1905 Sc.
– a first cousin OWN COUSIN 1899 Amer. dial.
a first cousin WELSH NIECE 1886
a first cousin; a child of a full brother or sister of either parent of the person in question GERMANE COUSIN c1330 rare
a first cousin of a parent WELSH UNCLE 1747
a first cousin of one’s father or mother WELSH-AUNT 1878 Eng. dial.
a second cousin; the child of one’s father’s or mother’s cousin; the cousin of one’s father or mother HALF-COUSIN 1871


COVE – NOUNS
a cove POCKET 1946 Amer. dial.
an ocean cove or inlet GURNET 1890 Amer. dial.


COVENANT – ADJECTIVES
of the nature of a covenant or pact PACTIONAL 1624 chiefly Sc.
pert. to a covenant, compact, or treaty FEDERAL 1660 obs.
pert. to a covenant or pact PACTORY 1633 obs. rare
pert. to the formation of covenant, league, or alliance FEDERATIVE 1690 obs.
pert. to the formation of covenant, league, or alliance FEDERATORY 1692 obs. rare
settled by covenant; characterized by being agreed upon or stipulated PACTITIOUS 1656 obs. rare
settled by covenant; of the nature of a pact or covenant PACTIVE 1633 obs. rare

COVENANT – NOUNS
– a covenant, an agreement SAUGHT 1038-50 obs.
a covenant or agreement TAILYIE 1808 Sc.
breach of covenant FEDIFRACTION 1650 obs. rare

COVENANT – VERBS
to covenant or agree to something; to make a pact PACTION 1640 Sc.


COVER, COVERED, COVERING – ADJECTIVES
covered BANGLED UP 1879-81 Eng. dial.
covered CAIRED Bk1898 Eng. dial.
covered YCOVERED 1742 obs.
covered, cloaked, concealed; mitigated PALLIATE a1548 obs.
covered, decked ADDECKED 1513 obs. rare
– covered, having a cover CURED 1463 obs.
covered, hidden BEDILT 1660 obs. rare
covered or darkened as with a cloud; overclouded; obscured OBNUBILATE 1560 obs.
covered or wrapped up with wrappings or clothes HAPPED 1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
covered over, concealed; mitigated, extenuated PALLIATED 1612 obs.
covered over; veiled, hidden VELATED 1542 obs.
covered, protected OBTECTED B1900 obs.
covering, hiding, serving to cloak or conceal PALLIATIVE 1611 obs.

COVER etc. – NOUNS
a cover OPERCULUM 1837
a cover, a covering OPERCLE 1597 obs.
a cover; a coverlet HEALER 1884 Eng. dial.
– a cover, that which covers CURE 1502 obs.
a covering DECK 1466 obs.
a covering OPERIMENT 1650 obs. rare
a covering, a cloak; that which serves to conceal or hide PALLIATION 1577 obs.
a covering; a coverlet, a quilt, a rug HAPPING 1503
a covering, esp. a natural covering, as the skin of a serpent, etc. HAME c1000 obs.
a covering or veil VELE 1580 obs.
a covering or wrap of any kind; a coverlet, a rug; a thick outer garment, dress, clothing HAP 1724 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
a covering that braves all weather DARE-ALL 1840
an ornamental covering, esp. of fancywork, used to protect the back, arm, or headrest of a piece of furniture from soiling; an antimacassar CADDY 1968 Amer. dial.
an outer cover, a coverlet SUGGAN 1722 Anglo-Irish
anything which is laid over as a cover HELER Bk1902 Eng. dial.
a thick woollen bed covering, generally wrought into a pattern MAT a1894 Eng. dial.
a warm, substantial covering or article of dress HAP-WARM 1875 Sc. & Eng. dial.
cover, a hiding-place, a sheltered spot HELING 1894 Eng. dial.
covering, protection SUBTECTACLE 1609 obs. rare
cover, shelter; good order; control THACK-AND-RAPE 1786 Sc.
outer covering; outside, external part BARK c1374 arch.

COVER etc. – VERBS
to cover LAAK Bk1902 Eng. dial.
to cover OPERCULATE 1623 obs.
to cover RAMPLISH 1494 obs. rare
to cover UMHILL a1340 obs.
to cover as with a mask; to disguise IMMASK 1596 obs. rare
to cover; esp. to cover with garments, to clothe DECK 1513 obs.
to cover in UCKLE Bk1905 Eng. dial.
to cover, or hide with or as with a cloud; to overcloud; to obscure OBNUBILATE 1583
to cover over BECOVER c1325 obs.
to cover over; to bury; to overwhelm OBRUTE 1541 obs. rare
to cover; to clothe; to protect THEAK 1785 Sc. & Eng. dial.
to cover, to conceal, to envelop BEHELE c1000 obs.
– to cover; to conceal; to protect CURE a1400 obs.
to cover, to deck, to adorn DICK Bk1900 Eng. dial.
to cover, to enwrap; to envelop, to surround HAP 1859 Sc. & Eng. dial.
to cover, to hide, to conceal; to deceive SILE c1480 obs., chiefly Sc.
to cover, to veil; to draw over as a covering BETEE c893 obs.
to cover, to veil, to wrap up OBVELE 1654 obs. rare
to cover up or over for the sake of warmth; to tuck up in bed HAP a1300 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
to cover up, or over; to overlay BEWRY a1000 obs.
to cover up, to conceal BEWRAP 1481
to cover with or as with a cloak; to cloak, to clothe, to shelter PALLIATE a1548 obs.
to cover; to wrap up, to tuck up the bed-clothes HEAL 1695 Eng. dial.


COVERLET – NOUNS
a coarse coverlet HAP-HARLOT 1552 obs.
a coverlet, a bed cover QUITING a1838 Sc.
a coverlet, a counterpane BED-RUG Bk1898 Eng. & Amer. dial.
a coverlet, a cover HEALER 1884 Eng. dial.
a coverlet, an outer cover SUGGAN 1722 Anglo-Irish
a coverlet, a quilt CADDOW 1789 Amer. dial.
a coverlet, a quilt, a rug HAPPING 1503
a coverlet, a rug; a thick outer garment, dress, clothing HAP 1724 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
a coverlet, bed-clothes HEALING 1695 Eng. dial.
a coverlet, canopy, etc.; a rich cloth spread upon or over something PALL a1300 arch.
a coverlet for a bed LIGGER a1483 Eng. dial.
– a coverlet or counterpane BED-HILLINGS 1691 Eng. dial.


COVERT – ADJECTIVES
covert, secret DOWN LOW 1990s African-American sl.
of covert, secret, or hidden nature; done in private, hidden from view, concealed OPERTANEOUS 1656 obs. rare


COVET, COVETING, COVETOUS, COVETOUSNESS – ADJECTIVES
– coveting, desiring much SITIENT 1656 rare
– covetous of trifles; greedy BEDDY 1721 Sc.
– covetous, avaricious LUCROUS 1551 obs.
– covetous, avaricious; bent upon or directed towards making of gain LUCRATIVE 1549 obs.
– covetous, avaricious, greedy AVAROUS 1303 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– covetous, close-fisted, grasping, penurious, miserly HARD 1703 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– covetous, close-fisted, niggardly, miserly, stingy, mean IRON-FISTED 1826
– covetous, close-fisted, niggardly, stingy CLUNCH-FISTED 1644 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– covetous, eager, desirous of wealth; miserly GAIR;  GARE 1719 Sc.
– covetous, earnestly desirous, greedy, parsimonious NEWOUS 1808 Sc.
– covetous, full of desire or cupidity, desirous, greedy CUPIDINOUS 1656 rare
– covetous, grasping, greedy NABALISH 1825 Sc.
– covetous, greedy BIG EYE 1650s sl.
– covetous, greedy BIG-EYED 1947 African-American usage
– covetous, greedy YERN c893 obs.
– covetous, greedy YEVER c888 obs. exc. Sc.
– covetous, greedy, eager to get YAMSE 1908 Sc.
– covetous, greedy, grabby GRABALICIOUS;  GRABILICIOUS 1970s W. Indies Rasta usage
– covetous, greedy, grasping; desirous of having or possessing HAVING 1591 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– covetous, greedy, mean, frugal, niggardly, miserly, stingy, parsimonious NEAR 1616
– covetous, greedy; miserly, stingy MISERABLE 1853 Eng. dial.
– covetous, greedy; parsimonious; earnestly desirous NEWIS Bk1905 Sc.
– covetous, greedy, rapacious, intent on gain GAIR;  GARE 1721 Sc.
– covetous, greedy; selfish, inhospitable MENSELESS 1742 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– covetous, loving money, greedy of gain, avaricious PHILARGYROUS 1665 obs.
– covetous, miserly MISDEEDED Bk1903 Eng. dial.
– covetous, parsimonious, mean SNIPPY 1727 Eng. dial.
– covetous, scheming, manoeuvring, unscrupulous and grasping in bargaining SCHEMISH Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– covetous, stingy YARE 1691 Eng. dial.
 
COVET etc. – NOUNS
– covetousness, desire of having HAVINGNESS 1577 obs.
– covetousness, greed GAIR 1821 Sc.
– covetousness, greed LONG-EYE 20C W. Indies sl.
– covetousness, savings, profit SCREWAGE Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 
COVET etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a covetous, avaricious person SCRIMGER Bk1904 Sc.
– a covetous, grasping person; a miser; a sordid wretch EARTHWORM 1594
– a covetous, greedy, or grasping person TARTAR Bk1828 Eng. dial.
– a covetous, greedy, or selfish person GREEDYGUT 1899 Amer. dial.
– a covetous, greedy, or selfish person GREEDYGUTS 1942 Amer. dial.
– a covetous, greedy person HANNIEL 1781 Eng. dial.
– a covetous, greedy person; one who ‘licks up’ the pennies; a miser LICKPENNY a1400 obs.
– a covetous insatiable person; a greedy person GEENOCH 1825 Sc.
– a covetous man, a miser HAYNE c1386 obs.
– a covetous man who broods over or jealously guards his wealth INCUBO 1607 obs. rare
– a covetous, mean-spirited person; one who would save even the droppings of his nose SNIBBLE-NOSE 1746 Eng. dial.
– a covetous, miserable wretch NANNY PINCH-POT 1893 Eng. dial.
– a covetous or avaricious person SNIG 1629 obs.
– a covetous or rapacious person MONEY-GRABBER 1892
– a covetous, parsimonious person; a skinflint NIPCHEESE 1825
– a covetous person RAKER Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a covetous person YISSER a1225 obs.
– a covetous person; a greedy, grasping, discontented person HAKE 1855 Eng. dial. rare
– a covetous person; a lover of money PHILARGYRIST 1633 obs.
– a covetous person; a miser, a niggard SCRAPE-GOOD 1611 obs.
– a covetous person; a miser, a niggard, a skinflint PINCHPENNY c1412 obs.
– a covetous, sordid man HUNKS 1602
– a slave to covetousness; a miser YETHGRUB Bk1873 Eng. dial.
– a slave to covetousness; a miser YETHMAWK Bk1873 Eng. dial.
– a slave to covetousness; a miser YETHWORM Bk1873 Eng. dial.
 
COVET etc. – VERBS
– to be covetous or greedy HAVE THE BIG EYE 1903 Amer. dial.
– to covet, to desire for oneself PUT ONE’S LONG EYE ON 20C W. Indies. sl.
– to covet, to desire for oneself THROW LONG EYE ON 20C W. Indies. sl.
– to covet; to strive after; to attempt to get anything greedily REAM 1876 Eng. dial.