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also co·sy  (kō′zē)
adj. co·zi·er, co·zi·est also co·si·er or co·si·est
1. Snug, comfortable, and warm. See Synonyms at comfortable.
2. Marked by friendly intimacy: a cozy chat.
3. Informal Marked by close association for devious purposes: a cozy agreement with the competition.
v. co·zied, co·zy·ing, co·zies also co·sied or co·sy·ing or co·sies
1. To make oneself snug and comfortable: cozy up with the Sunday paper.
2. Informal To try to get on friendly or intimate terms; ingratiate oneself: "out on the ... hustings, cozying up to reactionaries and racists alike" (Chuck Stone).
Informal To cause to appear comfortable or conducive to intimacy: added some pillows to cozy up the room.
n. pl. co·zies also co·sies
1. A padded or knitted covering placed over an item, especially a teapot, to keep it hot.
2. A hollow cylindrical holder, usually made of foam rubber or a similar soft material, used to keep a beverage cold while being held.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin.]

co′zi·ly adv.
co′zi·ness n.


adj, n -zier or -ziest, pl -zies
the usual US spelling of cosy
ˈcozily adv
ˈcoziness n


(ˈkoʊ zi)

adj. -zi•er, -zi•est, adj.
1. snugly warm and comfortable.
2. convenient, beneficial, or opportunistic, esp. as a result of connivance: a cozy agreement between competing firms.
3. a padded covering for a teapot, chocolate pot, etc., to retain the heat.
4. to make more cozy (often fol. by up): New curtains cozied the room up.
5. cozy up,
a. to become more cozy: to cozy up by the fire.
b. to try to ingratiate oneself: to cozy up to the boss.
Sometimes, cosy.
[1700–10; orig. Scots; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian koselig cozy, kose seg to enjoy oneself]
co′zi•ly, adv.
co′zi•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cozy - a padded cloth covering to keep a teapot warm
cloth covering - a covering made of cloth
Adj.1.cozy - enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space; "a cozy nook near the fire"; "snug in bed"; "a snug little apartment"
comfortable, comfy - providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal); "comfortable clothes"; "comfortable suburban houses"; "made himself comfortable in an armchair"; "the antihistamine made her feel more comfortable"; "are you comfortable?"; "feeling comfy now?"
2.cozy - having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere; "had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate"
friendly - characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"
3.cozy - suggesting connivance; "a cozy arrangement with the police"
close - close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"


also cosy
Affording pleasurable ease:
Informal: comfy, soft.
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(American) cozy (ˈkəuzi) adjective
warm and comfortable. a cosy chat; a cosy armchair.
a covering for a teapot (ˈtea-cosy) or for an egg (ˈegg-cosy), to keep it warm.
ˈcosily adverb
ˈcosiness noun


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The dim, dusty room, with the busts staring down from the tall bookcases, the cozy chairs, the globes, and best of all, the wilderness of books in which she could wander where she liked, made the library a region of bliss to her.
It looks so cozy, so inviting and restful, whenever I pass by; and it's for rent.
The gorge under our feet--called Allerheiligen--afforded room in the grassy level at its head for a cozy and delightful human nest, shut away from the world and its botherations, and consequently the monks of the old times had not failed to spy it out; and here were the brown and comely ruins of their church and convent to prove that priests had as fine an instinct seven hundred years ago in ferreting out the choicest nooks and corners in a land as priests have today.
In this cozy state of mind we came to the verdict Wilful Murder.
Then Lucy took me upstairs, and showed me a room next her own, where a cozy fire was burning.
It was with a somewhat blank and lonely feeling that I betook myself to the van from which the luggage was being taken out: and, after giving directions to have my boxes sent after me, I made my way on foot to Arthur's lodgings, and soon lost my lonely feeling in the hearty welcome my old friend gave me, and the cozy warmth and cheerful light of the little sitting-room into which he led me.
The security of their cabin was at an end and with it all their dreams of a quiet and cozy winter.
He was resting in an old chair tipped back against the house, thinking deeply, when the little girl, tired from her play, climbed into his lap and, making a cozy nest for herself in the crook of his arm, fell asleep.
It doesn't seem a cozy way of doing it," remarked the man called Fisher.
So they found a cozy place under the trees where they slept well until the morning; and Dorothy dreamed of the Emerald City, and of the good Wizard Oz, who would soon send her back to her own home again.
Love is too pure a light to burn long among the noisome gases that we breathe, but before it is choked out we may use it as a torch to ignite the cozy fire of affection.
Over some of the porches paper vines were twined, giving them a cozy and shady look.