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cot 1

 (kŏt)
n.
1. A narrow bed, especially one made of canvas on a collapsible frame.
2. Chiefly British A crib.

[Hindi khāṭ, from Sanskrit khaṭvā, from Tamil kaṭṭu, to bind, tie.]

cot 2

 (kŏt)
n.
1. A small house.
2. A protective covering or sheath.

[Middle English, from Old English.]

cot 3

abbr.
cotangent

cot

(kɒt)
n
1. (Furniture) a child's boxlike bed, usually incorporating vertical bars
2. (Furniture) a collapsible or portable bed
3. (Furniture) a light bedstead
4. (Nautical Terms) nautical a hammock-like bed with a stiff frame
[C17: from Hindi khāt bedstead, from Sanskrit khátvā, of Dravidian origin; related to Tamil kattil bedstead]

cot

(kɒt)
n
1. (Architecture) literary or archaic a small cottage
2. (Agriculture)
a. a small shelter, esp one for pigeons, sheep, etc
b. (in combination): dovecot.
3. (Medicine) another name for fingerstall
[Old English cot; related to Old Norse kot little hut, Middle Low German cot]

cot

(kɒt)
abbreviation for
(Mathematics) cotangent

cot

(kɒt)
vb, cots, cotting or cotted
dialect Midland English to entangle or become entangled

cot1

(kɒt)

n.
1. a light portable bed, esp. one of canvas on a folding frame.
2. Brit. a child's crib.
3. a light bedstead.
[1625–35; < Hindi khāṭ (compare Prakrit khaṭṭā, Skt khaṭvā); akin to Tamil kattil bedstead]

cot2

(kɒt)

n.
1. a small house.
2. a sheath or protective covering, as for an injured finger or toe.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English cot (neuter; compare cote1); c. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Old Norse kot hut]

cot

cotangent.

cot

Abbreviation of cotangent

cot

cribcamp bed
1. 'cot' and 'crib'

In British English, a cot is a bed for a baby. A cot has high sides to prevent the baby from falling out. In American English, a bed like this is called a crib.

Put your baby's cot beside your bed.
I asked for a crib to put the baby in.
2. 'cot' and 'camp bed'

In American English, a cot is a narrow bed for an adult. It is made of canvas fitted over a frame, and you can fold it up. You take it with you when you go camping, or you use it as a spare bed at home. In British English, a bed like this is called a camp bed.

His bodyguards slept on the cots.
I had to sleep on a camp bed in the living room.

cot

crib
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cot - a sheath worn to protect a finger
sheath - a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)
2.cot - baby bed with high sides made of slatscot - baby bed with high sides made of slats
baby bed, baby's bed - a small bed for babies; enclosed by sides to prevent the baby from falling
3.cot - a small bed that folds up for storage or transport
bed - a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep; "he sat on the edge of the bed"; "the room had only a bed and chair"
leg - one of the supports for a piece of furniture
Translations
سَرِيرٌ سَفَرِيّسَرير طِفْلسَرير للمُخيَّـممَهْد
dětská postýlkapostýlkaskládací lehátkoskládací lůžko
barnesengfeltsengklapsengtremmeseng
pinnasänkytelttasänkyhetekakenttävuodemökki
kolijevkapoljski krevet
gyermekágytábori ágy
barnarúmbeddi
キャンプベッド小児用ベッド
야전 침대어린이 침대
staigi kūdikio mirtis miegantsulankstomoji lovavaikiška lovelė
bērna gultiņasaliekamā gulta
detská postieľka
poljska posteljazibelka
spjälsängtältsäng
เตียงผ้าใบน้ำหนักเบาเตียงสำหรับเด็ก
giường cũi của trẻ congiường gấp nhẹ

cot

[kɒt]
A. N (Brit) (for baby) → cuna f (US) (= folding bed) → cama f plegable, catre m
B. CPD cot death N (Brit) → muerte f en la cuna

cot

[ˈkɒt] n
(British) [child] → lit m d'enfant
(US) (= camp bed) → lit m de campcot death nmort m subite du nourrisson cot death syndromecot death syndrome nsyndrome m de mort subite du nourrisson

cot

n (esp Brit: = child’s bed) → Kinderbett nt; (US: = camp bed) → Feldbett nt

cot

[kɒt] n (Brit) (child's) → lettino (Am) (folding bed) → brandina

cot

(kot) noun
1. (American crib) a small bed with high sides for a child etc. One of the wooden rails of the cot is broken.
2. (American) a camp bed.
ˈcot death noun
(American crib death) the sudden death of a baby during sleep, which cannot yet be explained medically.
cottage (ˈkotidʒ) noun
a small house, especially in the country or in a village. a holiday cottage in Devon.

cot

سَرِيرٌ سَفَرِيّ, مَهْد postýlka, skládací lehátko barneseng, feltseng Campingliege, Kinderbett κούνια, ράντζο cama plegable, cuna pinnasänky, telttasänky lit d’enfant, lit de camp kolijevka, poljski krevet brandina, lettino キャンプベッド, 小児用ベッド 야전 침대, 어린이 침대 kampeerbed, kinderbedje campingseng, sprinkelseng łóżeczko, łóżko polowe berço, cama de armar, cama de campanha детская кроватка, раскладушка spjälsäng, tältsäng เตียงผ้าใบน้ำหนักเบา, เตียงสำหรับเด็ก bebek karyolası, portatif karyola giường cũi của trẻ con, giường gấp nhẹ 幼儿床, 行军床
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Tumultuous applause followed but received an unexpected check, for the cot bed, on which the dress circle was built, suddenly shut up and extinguished the enthusiastic audience.
Lighting a lamp, Wing Bid- dlebaum washed the few dishes soiled by his simple meal and, setting up a folding cot by the screen door that led to the porch, prepared to undress for the night.
Madame Antoine's cot was at the far end of the village.
The resemblance was not complete, of course, for Jurgis was generously paid and comfortably clad, and was provided with a spring cot and a mattress and three substantial meals a day; also he was perfectly at ease, and safe from all peril of life and limb, save only in the case that a desire for beer should lead him to venture outside of the stockyards gates.
About night we landed at one of them little Missouri towns high up toward Iowa, and had supper at the tavern, and got a room upstairs with a cot and a double bed in it, but I dumped my bag under a deal table in the dark hall while we was moving along it to bed, single file, me last, and the landlord in the lead with a tallow candle.
The baker's lad told me so as he passed my 'umble cot this morning.
Sancho slept that night in a cot in the same chamber with Don Quixote, a thing he would have gladly excused if he could for he knew very well that with questions and answers his master would not let him sleep, and he was in no humour for talking much, as he still felt the pain of his late martyrdom, which interfered with his freedom of speech; and it would have been more to his taste to sleep in a hovel alone, than in that luxurious chamber in company.
In sooth, the last part of the nursing depended more upon strength than skill; for it consisted chiefly of holding down the patient, by main force, to his cot.
The tired woodman seeks his cot That twinkles up the hill; And sleep has touched the wanderers That sang the twilight still.
Opposite the window that looked out into the garden, a bull's-eye opened on the yard; a table was placed by the cot and held a wash-basin, two combs, and a piece of blue soap in a broken saucer.
Arthur would have gone home to his silk-curtained cot, and Hetty to her home-spun pillow, and both would have slept without dreams, and to-morrow would have been a life hardly conscious of a yesterday.
You'll see," said Dan grimly, turning over in his cot, "or I rather shud say you'll not see.