1. Very desirous; eager to obtain; — used in a good sense. [Archaic]

Covetous of wisdom and fair virtue.

Covetous death bereaved us all,
To aggrandize one funeral.

2. Inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess (esp. money); avaricious; — in a bad sense.

The covetous person lives as if the world were madealtogether for him, and not he for the world.

Syn. — Avaricious; parsimonious; penurious; misrely; niggardly. See Avaricious.

(Cov"et*ous*ly), adv. In a covetous manner.

(Cov"et*ous*ness), n.

1. Strong desire. [R.]

When workmen strive to do better than well,
They do confound their skill in covetousness.

2. A strong or inordinate desire of obtaining and possessing some supposed good; excessive desire for riches or money; — in a bad sense.

Covetousness, by a greed of getting more, deprivess itself of the true end of getting.

Syn. — Avarice; cupidity; eagerness.

(Cov"ey) n. [OF. cove, F. couve, fr. cover, F. couver, to sit or brood on, fr. L. cubare to lie down; cf. E. incubate. See Cubit, and cf. Cove to brood.]

1. 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. Darwin.

2. A company; a bevy; as, a covey of girls. Addison.

(Cov"ey), v. i. To brood; to incubate. [Obs.]

[Tortoises] covey a whole year before they hatch.

(Cov"ey), n. A pantry. [Prov. Eng.] Parker.

(Cov"in) n. [OF. covine, covaine, fr. covenir to agree. See Covenant.]

1. (Law) A collusive agreement between two or more persons to prejudice a third.

2. Deceit; fraud; artifice. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Cov"in*ous) a. (Law) Deceitful; collusive; fraudulent; dishonest.

(Cow) n. [See Cowl a hood.] A chimney cap; a cowl

(Cow), n.; pl. Cows (kouz); old pl. Kine [OE. cu, cou, AS. cu; akin to D. koe, G. kuh, OHG. kuo, Icel. kyr, Dan. & Sw. ko, L. bos ox, cow, Gr. boy^s, Skr. go. &radic223. Cf. Beef, Bovine, Bucolic, Butter, Nylghau.]

1. The mature female of bovine animals.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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