Definition of Covey

1. Noun. A small collection of people.

Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Gathering



2. Noun. A small flock of grouse or partridge.
Member holonyms: Grouse, Partridge
Generic synonyms: Flock

Definition of Covey

1. n. 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.

2. v. i. To brood; to incubate.

3. n. A pantry.

Definition of Covey

1. Noun. A group of 8-12 (or more) quail. See gaggle, host, flock. ¹

2. Noun. A brood of partridges, grouse, etc. ¹

3. Noun. A party or group (of persons or things). ¹

4. Noun. (British slang) A man. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Covey

1. a flock of birds [n -EYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Covey

covetable
coveted
coveteousness
coveter
coveters
coveting
covetingly
covetise
covetises
covetiveness
covetous
covetously
covetousness
covetousnesses
covets
covey (current term)
coveys
coville
covin
coving
covings
covinous
covins
covolatility
covyne
covynes
cow's head
cow's lungwort
cow-nosed ray

Literary usage of Covey

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1. My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass (1855)
"This covey was a poor man, a farm renter; and this reputation, ... Some slaveholders thought it an advantage to let Mr. covey have the government of their ..."

2. Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: His Early Life as a Slave, His Escape by Frederick Douglass (2001)
"covey, THE NEGRO BREAKER. Journey to covey's — Meditations by the way — covey's house — Family — Awkwardness as a field hand — A cruel beating — Why given ..."

3. The American Magazine of Art by American Federation of Arts (1916)
"MURAL DECORATION BY ARTHUR S. covey ON the opposite page is given a reproduction of a mural painting by Arthur S. covey in the Wichita Public Library at ..."

4. History of Pittsburgh and Environs: Biographical by George Thornton Fleming, American Historical Company (1922)
"CF covey—An executive in a broadly useful field, and carrying forward his business to constantly increasing success, Mr. CF covey is truly representative of ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"BY GEORGE W. covey, MD, MC, USA, LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. AND MOSES BARTON, MD, MC, USA, ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA. (From the Base Laboratory, Hospital Center, ..."

6. The Ontario Reports: Containing Reports of Cases Decided in the Queen's by Ontario High Court of Justice (1887)
"The matter of difference arises upon the meaning to be attached to the gift contained in the second paragraph of the last will of Eldred Johns covey. ..."

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