5 letter word starting with co

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could imp. of Can, Was, should be, or would be, able, capable, or susceptible. Used as an auxiliary, in the past tense or in the conditional present.
coach noun A large, closed, four-wheeled carriage, having doors in the sides, and generally a front and back seat inside, each for two persons, and an elevated outside seat in front for the driver., A special tutor who assists in preparing a student for examination; a trainer; esp. one who trains a boat’s crew for a race., A cabin on the after part of the quarter-deck, usually occupied by the captain., A first-class passenger car, as distinguished from a drawing-room car, sleeping car, etc. It is sometimes loosely applied to any passenger car., To convey in a coach., To prepare for public examination by private instruction; to train by special instruction., To drive or to ride in a coach; — sometimes used with
coact verb t. To force; to compel; to drive., To act together; to work in concert; to unite.
coaly noun Pertaining to, or resembling, coal; containing coal; of the nature of coal.
coast verb t. The side of a thing., The exterior line, limit, or border of a country; frontier border., The seashore, or land near it., To draw or keep near; to approach., To sail by or near the shore., To sail from port to port in the same country., To slide down hill; to slide on a sled, upon snow or ice., To draw near to; to approach; to keep near, or by the side of., To sail by or near; to follow the coast line of., To conduct along a coast or river bank.
coati noun A mammal of tropical America of the genus Nasua, allied to the raccoon, but with a longer body, tail, and nose.
cobby noun Headstrong; obstinate., Stout; hearty; lively.
cobia noun An oceanic fish of large size (Elacate canada); the crabeater; — called also bonito, cubbyyew, coalfish, and sergeant fish.
coble noun A flat-floored fishing boat with a lug sail, and a drop rudder extending from two to four feet below the keel. It was originally used on the stormy coast of Yorkshire, England.
cobra noun See Copra., The cobra de capello.
cocci plural of Coccus
cocky adjective Pert.
cocoa Alt. of Cocoa palm, A preparation made from the seeds of the chocolate tree, and used in making, a beverage; also the beverage made from cocoa or cocoa shells.
codex noun A book; a manuscript., A collection or digest of laws; a code., An ancient manuscript of the Sacred Scriptures, or any part of them, particularly the New Testament., A collection of canons.
codle verb t. See Coddle.
cogue noun A small wooden vessel; a pail.
cokes noun A simpleton; a gull; a dupe.
colet Alt. of Collet
colic noun A severe paroxysmal pain in the abdomen, due to spasm, obstruction, or distention of some one of the hollow viscera., Of or pertaining to colic; affecting the bowels., Of or pertaining to the colon; as, the colic arteries.
colin noun The American quail or bobwhite. The name is also applied to other related species. See Bobwhite.
colla plural of Collum
colly noun The black grime or soot of coal., To render black or dark, as of with coal smut; to begrime., A kind of dog. See Collie.
colon noun That part of the large intestines which extends from the caecum to the rectum. [See Illust of Digestion.], A point or character, formed thus [:], used to separate parts of a sentence that are complete in themselves and nearly independent, often taking the place of a conjunction.
color noun A property depending on the relations of light to the eye, by which individual and specific differences in the hues and tints of objects are apprehended in vision; as, gay colors; sad colors, etc., Any hue distinguished from white or black., The hue or color characteristic of good health and spirits; ruddy complexion., That which is used to give color; a paint; a pigment; as, oil colors or water colors., That which covers or hides the real character of anything; semblance; excuse; disguise; appearance., Shade or variety of character; kind; species., A distinguishing badge, as a flag or similar symbol (usually in the plural); as, the colors or color of a ship or regiment; the colors of a race horse (that is, of the cap and jacket worn by the jockey)., An apparent right; as where the defendant in trespass gave to the plaintiff an appearance of title, by stating his title specially, thus removing the cause from the jury to the court., To change or alter the hue or tint of, by dyeing, staining, painting, etc.; to dye; to tinge; to paint; to stain., To change or alter, as if by dyeing or painting; to give a false appearance to; usually, to give a specious appearance to; to cause to appear attractive; to make plausible; to palliate or excuse; as, the facts were colored by his prejudices., To hide., To acquire color; to turn red, especially in the face; to blush.
colza noun A variety of cabbage (Brassica oleracea), cultivated for its seeds, which yield an oil valued for illuminating and lubricating purposes; summer rape.
combe noun That unwatered portion of a valley which forms its continuation beyond and above the most elevated spring that issues into it., See Comb.
comer noun One who comes, or who has come; one who has arrived, and is present.
comes noun The answer to the theme (dux) in a fugue.
comet noun A member of the solar system which usually moves in an elongated orbit, approaching very near to the sun in its perihelion, and receding to a very great distance from it at its aphelion. A comet commonly consists of three parts: the nucleus, the envelope, or coma, and the tail; but one or more of these parts is frequently wanting. See Illustration in Appendix.
comic adjective Relating to comedy, as distinct from tragedy., Causing mirth; ludicrous., A comedian.
comma noun A character or point [,] marking the smallest divisions of a sentence, written or printed., A small interval (the difference between a major and minor half step), seldom used except by tuners.
compt noun Account; reckoning; computation., To compute; to count., Neat; spruce.
conch noun A name applied to various marine univalve shells; esp. to those of the genus Strombus, which are of large size. S. gigas is the large pink West Indian conch. The large king, queen, and cameo conchs are of the genus Cassis. See Cameo., In works of art, the shell used by Tritons as a trumpet., One of the white natives of the Bahama Islands or one of their descendants in the Florida Keys; — so called from the commonness of the conch there, or because they use it for food., See Concha, n., The external ear. See Concha, n., 2.
coney noun A rabbit. See Cony., A fish. See Cony.
conge noun The act of taking leave; parting ceremony; farewell; also, dismissal., The customary act of civility on any occasion; a bow or a courtesy., An apophyge., To take leave with the customary civilities; to bow or courtesy.
congo noun Black tea, of higher grade (finer leaf and less dusty) than the present bohea. See Tea.
conia noun Same as Conine.
conic adjective Alt. of Conical, A conic section.
conny adjective Brave; fine; canny.
conus noun A cone., A Linnean genus of mollusks having a conical shell. See Cone, n., 4.
cooed imp. & past participle of Coo
cooey noun Alt. of Cooee
cooee noun A peculiar whistling sound made by the Australian aborigenes as a call or signal.
cooky noun A small, flat, sweetened cake of various kinds.
cooly noun Alt. of Coolie
coomb noun A dry measure of four bushels, or half a quarter., Alt. of Coombe
coopt verb t. To choose or elect in concert with another.
copal A resinous substance flowing spontaneously from trees of Zanzibar, Madagascar, and South America (Trachylobium Hornemannianum, T. verrucosum, and Hymenaea Courbaril), and dug from earth where forests have stood in Africa; — used chiefly in making varnishes.
coped imp. & past participle of Cope, Clad in a cope.
copps noun See Copse.
copra noun The dried meat of the cocoanut, from which cocoanut oil is expressed.
copse noun A wood of small growth; a thicket of brushwood. See Coppice., To trim or cut; — said of small trees, brushwood, tufts of grass, etc., To plant and preserve, as a copse.
copsy adjective Characterized by copses.
copts noun pl. An Egyptian race thought to be descendants of the ancient Egyptians., The principal sect of Christians in Egypt and the valley of the Nile.
coral noun The hard parts or skeleton of various Anthozoa, and of a few Hydrozoa. Similar structures are also formed by some Bryozoa., The ovaries of a cooked lobster; — so called from their color., A piece of coral, usually fitted with small bells and other appurtenances, used by children as a plaything.
corbe adjective Crooked.
corby noun The raven., A raven, crow, or chough, used as a charge.
corer noun That which cores; an instrument for coring fruit; as, an apple corer.
corky adjective Consisting of, or like, cork; dry shriveled up., Tasting of cork.
cornu noun A horn, or anything shaped like or resembling a horn.
corny adjective Strong, stiff, or hard, like a horn; resembling horn., Producing corn or grain; furnished with grains of corn., Containing corn; tasting well of malt., Tipsy.
corol noun A corolla.
corps noun sing. & pl. The human body, whether living or dead., A body of men; esp., an organized division of the military establishment; as, the marine corps; the corps of topographical engineers; specifically, an army corps., A body or code of laws., The land with which a prebend or other ecclesiastical office is endowed.
corse noun A living body or its bulk., A corpse; the dead body of a human being.
corve noun See Corf.
cosen verb t. See Cozen.
cosey adjective See Cozy.
costa noun A rib of an animal or a human being., A rib or vein of a leaf, especially the midrib., The anterior rib in the wing of an insect., One of the riblike longitudinal ridges on the exterior of many corals.
couch verb t. To lay upon a bed or other resting place., To arrange or dispose as in a bed; — sometimes followed by the reflexive pronoun., To lay or deposit in a bed or layer; to bed., To transfer (as sheets of partly dried pulp) from the wire cloth mold to a felt blanket, for further drying., To conceal; to include or involve darkly., To arrange; to place; to inlay., To put into some form of language; to express; to phrase; — used with in and under., To treat by pushing down or displacing the opaque lens with a needle; as, to couch a cataract., To lie down or recline, as on a bed or other place of rest; to repose; to lie., To lie down for concealment; to hide; to be concealed; to be included or involved darkly., To bend the body, as in reverence, pain, labor, etc.; to stoop; to crouch., A bed or place for repose or sleep; particularly, in the United States, a lounge., Any place for repose, as the lair of a beast, etc., A mass of steeped barley spread upon a floor to germinate, in malting; or the floor occupied by the barley; as, couch of malt., A preliminary layer, as of color, size, etc.
cough verb i. To expel air, or obstructing or irritating matter, from the lungs or air passages, in a noisy and violent manner., To expel from the lungs or air passages by coughing; — followed by up; as, to cough up phlegm., To bring to a specified state by coughing; as, he coughed himself hoarse., A sudden, noisy, and violent expulsion of air from the chest, caused by irritation in the air passages, or by the reflex action of nervous or gastric disorder, etc., The more or less frequent repetition of coughing, constituting a symptom of disease.
count verb t. To tell or name one by one, or by groups, for the purpose of ascertaining the whole number of units in a collection; to number; to enumerate; to compute; to reckon., To place to an account; to ascribe or impute; to consider or esteem as belonging., To esteem; to account; to reckon; to think, judge, or consider., To number or be counted; to possess value or carry weight; hence, to increase or add to the strength or influence of some party or interest; as, every vote counts; accidents count for nothing., To reckon; to rely; to depend; — with on or upon., To take account or note; — with, To plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to recite a count., The act of numbering; reckoning; also, the number ascertained by counting., An object of interest or account; value; estimation., A formal statement of the plaintiff’s case in court; in a more technical and correct sense, a particular allegation or charge in a declaration or indictment, separately setting forth the cause of action or prosecution., A nobleman on the continent of Europe, equal in rank to an English earl.
coupe noun The front compartment of a French diligence; also, the front compartment (usually for three persons) of a car or carriage on British railways., A four-wheeled close carriage for two persons inside, with an outside seat for the driver; — so called because giving the appearance of a larger carriage cut off.
courb adjective Curved; rounded., To bend; to stop; to bow.
court noun An inclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley., The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace., The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state., Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court., Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery., The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered., The persons officially assembled under authority of law, at the appropriate time and place, for the administration of justice; an official assembly, legally met together for the transaction of judicial business; a judge or judges sitting for the hearing or trial of causes., A tribunal established for the administration of justice., The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both., The session of a judicial assembly., Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical., A place arranged for playing the game of tennis; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court., To endeavor to gain the favor of by attention or flattery; to try to ingratiate one’s self with., To endeavor to gain the affections of; to seek in marriage; to woo., To attempt to gain; to solicit; to seek., To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract., To play the lover; to woo; as, to go courting.
couth imp. & past participle Could; was able; knew or known; understood.
coved imp. & past participle of Cove
cover verb t. To overspread the surface of (one thing) with another; as, to cover wood with paint or lacquer; to cover a table with a cloth., To envelop; to clothe, as with a mantle or cloak., To invest (one’s self with something); to bring upon (one’s self); as, he covered himself with glory., To hide sight; to conceal; to cloak; as, the enemy were covered from our sight by the woods., To brood or sit on; to incubate., To shelter, as from evil or danger; to protect; to defend; as, the cavalry covered the retreat., To remove from remembrance; to put away; to remit., To extend over; to be sufficient for; to comprehend, include, or embrace; to account for or solve; to counterbalance; as, a mortgage which fully covers a sum loaned on it; a law which covers all possible cases of a crime; receipts than do not cover expenses., To put the usual covering or headdress on., To copulate with (a female); to serve; as, a horse covers a mare; — said of the male., Anything which is laid, set, or spread, upon, about, or over, another thing; an envelope; a lid; as, the cover of a book., Anything which veils or conceals; a screen; disguise; a cloak., Shelter; protection; as, the troops fought under cover of the batteries; the woods afforded a good cover., The woods, underbrush, etc., which shelter and conceal game; covert; as, to beat a cover; to ride to cover., The lap of a slide valve., A tablecloth, and the other table furniture; esp., the table furniture for the use of one person at a meal; as, covers were laid for fifty guests., To spread a table for a meal; to prepare a banquet.
covet verb t. To wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of; — used in a good sense., To long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden)., To have or indulge inordinate desire.
covey noun A brood or hatch of birds; an old bird with her brood of young; hence, a small flock or number of birds together; — said of game; as, a covey of partridges., A company; a bevy; as, a covey of girls., To brood; to incubate., A pantry.
covin noun A collusive agreement between two or more persons to prejudice a third., Deceit; fraud; artifice.
cowed imp. & past participle of Cow
cowan noun One who works as a mason without having served a regular apprenticeship.
cower verb i. To stoop by bending the knees; to crouch; to squat; hence, to quail; to sink through fear., To cherish with care.
cowry noun A marine shell of the genus Cypraea.
coyed imp. & past participle of Coy
coyly adverb In a coy manner; with reserve.
coypu noun A South American rodent (Myopotamus coypus), allied to the beaver. It produces a valuable fur called nutria.
cozen verb t. To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive, usually by small arts, or in a pitiful way., To deceive; to cheat; to act deceitfully.