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coif

 (koif)
n.
1. (also kwäf) A coiffure.
2. A tight-fitting cap that covers the top, back, and sides of the head and is now often worn under a veil, as by nuns.
3. A white skullcap formerly worn by English lawyers.
4.
a. A hood of chain mail or other heavy material, usually worn under a helmet.
b. A cervellière.
tr.v. coifed, coif·ing, coifs
1. (also kwäf) To arrange or dress (the hair).
2. To cover with or as if with a coif.

[Middle English, from Old French coife, from Late Latin cofea, helmet, of Germanic origin.]

coif

(kɔɪf)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a close-fitting cap worn under a veil, worn in the Middle Ages by many women but now only by nuns
2. (Clothing & Fashion) any similar cap, such as a leather cap worn under a chain-mail hood
3. (Law) (formerly in England) the white cap worn by a serjeant at law
4. (Clothing & Fashion) a base for the elaborate women's headdresses of the 16th century
5. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a less common word for coiffure1
vb (tr) , coifs, coiffing or coiffed
6. to cover with or as if with a coif
7. (Hairdressing & Grooming) to arrange (the hair)
[C14: from Old French coiffe, from Late Latin cofea helmet, cap, of obscure origin]

coif1

(kɔɪf)

n.
1. a hood-shaped cap, worn beneath a veil by nuns.
2. any of various fitted or hoodlike caps worn alone or under another head covering by men or women.
3. a type of skullcap, formerly worn by sergeants at law.
4. a skullcap of leather or metal worn under a helmet with a coat of mail.
v.t.
5. to cover or dress with or as if with a coif.
[1250–1300; Middle English coyf(e) < Anglo-French coife, Old French coiffe < Late Latin cofia, cofea headdress, sort of cap < West Germanic *kuf(f)ja]

coif2

(kwɑf, kɔɪf)

n., v.t.
[probably back formation from coiffure, or < French coiffer, its base]

coif

, coiffure, coiffeur - Coif, coiffure, and coiffeur (hairdo, hairstyle) derive from Latin cofia, "helmet."
See also related terms for helmet.

coif


Past participle: coiffed
Gerund: coiffing

Imperative
coif
coif
Present
I coif
you coif
he/she/it coifs
we coif
you coif
they coif
Preterite
I coiffed
you coiffed
he/she/it coiffed
we coiffed
you coiffed
they coiffed
Present Continuous
I am coiffing
you are coiffing
he/she/it is coiffing
we are coiffing
you are coiffing
they are coiffing
Present Perfect
I have coiffed
you have coiffed
he/she/it has coiffed
we have coiffed
you have coiffed
they have coiffed
Past Continuous
I was coiffing
you were coiffing
he/she/it was coiffing
we were coiffing
you were coiffing
they were coiffing
Past Perfect
I had coiffed
you had coiffed
he/she/it had coiffed
we had coiffed
you had coiffed
they had coiffed
Future
I will coif
you will coif
he/she/it will coif
we will coif
you will coif
they will coif
Future Perfect
I will have coiffed
you will have coiffed
he/she/it will have coiffed
we will have coiffed
you will have coiffed
they will have coiffed
Future Continuous
I will be coiffing
you will be coiffing
he/she/it will be coiffing
we will be coiffing
you will be coiffing
they will be coiffing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been coiffing
you have been coiffing
he/she/it has been coiffing
we have been coiffing
you have been coiffing
they have been coiffing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been coiffing
you will have been coiffing
he/she/it will have been coiffing
we will have been coiffing
you will have been coiffing
they will have been coiffing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been coiffing
you had been coiffing
he/she/it had been coiffing
we had been coiffing
you had been coiffing
they had been coiffing
Conditional
I would coif
you would coif
he/she/it would coif
we would coif
you would coif
they would coif
Past Conditional
I would have coiffed
you would have coiffed
he/she/it would have coiffed
we would have coiffed
you would have coiffed
they would have coiffed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coif - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)coif - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
rat - a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure
hair - a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"
beehive - a hairdo resembling a beehive
bouffant - a woman's hairstyle in which the hair gives a puffy appearance
haircut - the style in which hair has been cut
lock, ringlet, whorl, curl - a strand or cluster of hair
Afro, Afro hairdo - a rounded thickly curled hairdo
bang, fringe - a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead
bob - a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around
wave - a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair
braid, plait, tress, twist - a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
chignon - a roll of hair worn at the nape of the neck
marcel - a hairdo characterized by deep regular waves that are made by a heated curling iron
pageboy - a smooth hair style with the ends of the hair curled inward
pompadour - a hair style in which the front hair is swept up from the forehead
ponytail - a hair style that draws the hair back so that it hangs down in back of the head like a pony's tail
roach - a roll of hair brushed back from the forehead
scalp lock - a long tuft of hair left on top of the shaven head
thatch - hair resembling thatched roofing material
2.coif - a skullcap worn by nuns under a veil or by soldiers under a hood of mail or formerly by British sergeants-at-lawcoif - a skullcap worn by nuns under a veil or by soldiers under a hood of mail or formerly by British sergeants-at-law
skullcap - rounded brimless cap fitting the crown of the head
Verb1.coif - cover with a coif
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
2.coif - arrange attractivelycoif - arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"
bob - cut hair in the style of a bob; "Bernice bobs her hair these days!"
wave - set waves in; "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"
neaten, groom - care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed"
groom, curry, dress - give a neat appearance to; "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses"
Translations
huppukammatakampaus

coif

[kɔɪf] Ncofia f

coif

n (Hist, Eccl) → Haube f; (= skullcap)Kappe f
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