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A small shed or shelter for sheep or birds.
[Middle English, from Old English.]
tr.v. cot·ed, cot·ing, cotes Obsolete
To go around by the side of; skirt.
[Probably from French côtoyer, to skirt, from côté, side, from Old French coste, rib; see costrel.]
a. a small shelter for pigeons, sheep, etc
b. (in combination): dovecote.
2. (Architecture) dialect chiefly Brit a small cottage
[Old English cote; related to Low German Kote; see cot2]
(tr) archaic to pass by, outstrip, or surpass
[C16: perhaps from Old French costoier to run alongside, from coste side; see coast]
1. a coop or shed for sheep, pigs, pigeons, etc.
2. Brit. Dial. cottage.
[before 1050; Middle English, Old English cote (feminine; compare cot2)]
to pass by.
[1565–75; orig. uncertain]
Past participle: coted