As nouns the difference between cavern and cove
is that cavern
is a large cave while cove
is or cove
can be (british) a fellow; a man.
As a verb cove is
(architecture) to arch over; to build in a hollow concave form; to make in the form of a cove or cove
can be to brood, cover, over, or sit over, as birds their eggs.
A large cave.
An underground chamber.
From (etyl) cofa, from (etyl) . Cognate with German Koben, Swedish kofva. This word has probably survived as long as it has due to its coincidental phonetic resemblence to the unrelated word "cave".
(architecture) A concave vault or archway, especially the arch of a ceiling.
A small coastal inlet, especially one having high cliffs protecting vessels from prevailing winds.
(US) A strip of prairie extending into woodland.
A recess or sheltered area on the slopes of a mountain.
(nautical) The wooden roof of the stern gallery of an old sailing warship.
(nautical) A thin line, sometimes gilded, along a yacht's strake below deck level.
- vessels which were in readiness for him within secret coves and nooks
(architecture) To arch over; to build in a hollow concave form; to make in the form of a cove.
* H. Swinburne
- The mosques and other buildings of the Arabians are rounded into domes and coved roofs.
From (etyl) . Perhaps change in consonants due to lower class
(British) A fellow; a man.
(Australia) A friend; a mate.
* Abram cove
* bang up cove
Compare (etyl) couver, (etyl) covare. See covey.
To brood, cover, over, or sit over, as birds their eggs.
- Not being able to cove or sit upon them [eggs], she [the female tortoise] bestoweth them in the gravel.