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covey

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Noun
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cov=ey

CIDE DICTIONARY

coveyn. [OF. cove, F. couve, fr. cover, F. couver, to sit or brood on, fr. L. cubare to lie down; cf. E. incubate. See Cubit, and cf. Cove to brood.].
  •  A brood or hatch of birds; an old bird with her brood of young; hence, a small flock or number of birds together; -- said of game; as, a covey of partridges.  Darwin.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A company; a bevy; as, a covey of girls.  Addison.  [1913 Webster]
coveyv. i. 
     To brood; to incubate.  [1913 Webster]
    "[Tortoises] covey a whole year before they hatch."  [1913 Webster]
coveyn. 
     A pantry.  Parker.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

covey, n. (pl. -eys)
1 a brood of partridges.
2 a small party or group of people or things.

Etymology
ME f. OF covee f. Rmc f. L cubare lie

THESAURUS

covey

a mass of, a world of, age group, army, band, battalion, bevy, body, brigade, bunch, cabal, cast, charm, clique, cloud, clutter, cohort, company, complement, contingent, corps, coterie, crew, crowd, detachment, detail, division, faction, fleet, flight, flock, flocks, gaggle, gang, group, grouping, groupment, hail, hive, host, in-group, jam, junta, large amount, legion, lots, many, masses of, mob, movement, muchness, multitude, murmuration, nest, numbers, out-group, outfit, pack, party, peer group, phalanx, plague, platoon, plurality, posse, quantities, quite a few, regiment, rout, ruck, salon, scores, set, shoal, skein, spring, squad, stable, string, swarm, team, throng, tidy sum, tribe, troop, troupe, watch, wing, worlds of

ROGET THESAURUS

covey

Assemblage

N assemblage, collection, collocation, colligation, compilation, levy, gathering, ingathering, muster, attroupement, team, concourse, conflux, congregation, contesseration, convergence, meeting, levee, reunion, drawing room, at home, conversazione, assembly, congress, convention, conventicle, gemote, conclave, posse, posse comitatus, Noah's ark, miscellany, collectanea, museum, menagerie, museology, crowd, throng, group, flood, rush, deluge, rabble, mob, press, crush, cohue, horde, body, tribe, crew, gang, knot, squad, band, party, swarm, shoal, school, covey, flock, herd, drove, atajo, bunch, drive, force, mulada, remuda, roundup, array, bevy, galaxy, corps, company, troop, troupe, task force, army, regiment, host, populousness, clan, brotherhood, fraternity, sorority, association, volley, shower, storm, cloud, group, cluster, Pleiades, clump, pencil, set, batch, lot, pack, budget, assortment, bunch, parcel, packet, package, bundle, fascine, fasces, bale, seron, seroon, fagot, wisp, truss, tuft, shock, rick, fardel, stack, sheaf, haycock, fascicle, fascicule, fasciculus, gavel, hattock, stook, accumulation, congeries, heap, lump, pile, rouleau, tissue, mass, pyramid, bing, drift, snowball, snowdrift, acervation, cumulation, glomeration, agglomeration, conglobation, conglomeration, conglomerate, coacervate, coacervation, coagmentation, aggregation, concentration, congestion, omnium gaterum, spicilegium, black hole of Calcutta, quantity, collector, gatherer, whip, whipper in, assembled, closely packed, dense, serried, crowded to suffocation, teeming, swarming, populous, as thick as hops, all of a heap, fasciculated cumulative, the plot thickens, acervatim, tibi seris tibi metis.

Multitude

N multitude, numerous, numerosity, numerality, multiplicity, profusion, legion, host, great number, large number, round number, enormous number, a quantity, numbers, array, sight, army, sea, galaxy, scores, peck, bushel, shoal, swarm, draught, bevy, cloud, flock, herd, drove, flight, covey, hive, brood, litter, farrow, fry, nest, crowd, lots, all in the world and his wife, greater number, majority, multiplication, multiple, many, several, sundry, divers, various, not a few, Briarean, a hundred, a thousand, a myriad, a million, a quadrillion, a nonillion, a thousand and one, some ten or a dozen, some forty or fifty, half a dozen, half a hundred, very many, full many, ever so many, numerous, numerose, profuse, in profusion, manifold, multiplied, multitudinous, multiple, multinominal, teeming, populous, peopled, crowded, thick, studded, galore, thick coming, many more, more than one can tell, a world of, no end of, no end to, cum multis aliis, thick as hops, thick as hail, plenty as blackberries, numerous as the stars in the firmament, numerous as the sands on the seashore, numerous as the hairs on the head, and what not, and heaven knows what, endless, their name is 'legion', acervatim, en foule, many- headed multitude, numerous as glittering gems of morning dew, vel prece vel pretio.


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