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co·zy

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
v.intr.
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).
v.tr.
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.

cozy

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

co•zy

(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.
n.
3. a padded covering for a teapot, chocolate pot, etc., to retain the heat.
v.t.
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 all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"

cozy

also cosy
adjective
Affording pleasurable ease:
Informal: comfy, soft.
Translations
útulný
hyggelig
kodikaslämminmukava
ugodan
カバーコゼー居心地のいい居心地のよい
아늑한
prijeten
mysig
อบอุ่นและสะดวกสบาย
ấm cúng

cosy

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

cozy

مُرِيح útulný hyggelig gemütlich αναπαυτικός acogedor lämmin confortable ugodan accogliente 居心地のよい 아늑한 knus koselig przytulny aconchegante уютный mysig อบอุ่นและสะดวกสบาย rahat ấm cúng 舒适的
References in classic literature ?
We shall have time to talk a little over tea; we'll have a cozy chat, eh?
At tea, which was brought them on a little tea-table in the cool little drawing room, the cozy chat promised by Princess Tverskaya before the arrival of her visitors really did come off between the two women.
Toward sunset we entered a beautiful green valley dotted with chalets, a cozy little domain hidden away from the busy world in a cloistered nook among giant precipices topped with snowy peaks that seemed to float like islands above the curling surf of the sea of vapor that severed them from the lower world.
The walls around it were so gigantic, and everything about it was on so mighty a scale that it was belittled, by contrast, to what I have likened it to--a cozy and carpeted parlor.
Just a common block of firewood, one of those thick, solid logs that are put on the fire in winter to make cold rooms cozy and warm.
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.
Also the Wizard did a few sleight-of-hand tricks to amuse the company; after which they all retired to their cozy tin bedrooms and slept soundly until morning.
She read the short reports he sent more than she did your letters, and pinched me when I spoke of it, and likes brown eyes, and doesn't think John an ugly name, and she'll go and fall in love, and there's an end of peace and fun, and cozy times together.
It looks so cozy, so inviting and restful, whenever I pass by; and it's for rent.
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In "The Cozy Table", Dana DeVolk draws upon her years of experience and expertise as a professionally trained chef who blogs at This Silly Girl's Kitchen to assembly a simply outstanding compendium of palate pleasing, appetite satisfying, kitchen cook friendly recipes for dishes that will accommodate dining for one, two, or a small gathering of friends or family and make the meal truly memorable.
TOWEL COZY A REUSABLE, portable heat pad that warms up with the click of a button and stays warm for up to two hours.