cozy

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
co•zy /ˈkoʊzi/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -zi•er, -zi•est, n., pl.  -zies, v.,  -zied, -zy•ing. 
adj. 
  1. snugly warm and comfortable:a cozy little house.
  2. convenient, beneficial, or helpful as a result of some dishonest, deceitful, or illegal activity: a cozy little agreement among the competing firms.

n. [countable]
  1. a padded covering for a teapot, etc., to retain the heat.

v. 
  1. cozy up,
    • to (cause to) become more cozy: [no object]They cozied up by the fire.[+ up + object]New curtains cozied up the room.[+ object + up]New curtains will cozy it up.
    • [+ up + to + object] to try to become friendly with someone in power to gain some benefit for oneself:cozied up to the boss to get a promotion.
Sometimes, cosy. co•zi•ly /ˈkoʊzəli/USA pronunciation  adv. 
co•zi•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
co•zy  (kōzē),USA pronunciation adj.,  -zi•er, -zi•est, n., pl.  -zies, v.,  -zied, -zy•ing. 
adj. 
  1. snugly warm and comfortable:a cozy little house.
  2. convenient or beneficial, usually as a result of dishonesty or connivance:a very cozy agreement between competing firms.
  3. suggesting opportunistic or conspiratorial intimacy:a cozy relationship between lobbyists and some politicians.
  4. discreetly reticent or noncommittal:The administrators are remaining cozy about which policy they plan to adopt.

n. 
  1. a padded covering for a teapot, chocolate pot, etc., to retain the heat.

v.t. 
  1. to make more cozy (often fol. by up):New curtains would cozy the room up a bit.

v.i. 
  1. cozy up or  up to, [Informal.]
    • to move closer for comfort or affection:Come over to the fire and cozy up a bit.
    • to try to become friendly or intimate in order to further one's own ends;
      attempt to ingratiate oneself:He's always cozying up to the boss.
Also,  cosy, cozey, cozie.  cozi•ly, adv. 
cozi•ness, n. 
  • Scandinavian; compare Norwegian koselig cozy, kose seg to enjoy oneself 
  • 1700–10; origin, originally Scots; perh.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged snug, comfy, homey, sheltered.

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
co•sy /ˈkoʊzi/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -si•er, -si•est, n., pl.  -sies, v.,  -sied, -sy•ing. 
  1. cozy.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
co•sy  (kōzē),USA pronunciation adj.,  -si•er, -si•est, n., pl.  -sies, v.,  -sied, -sy•ing. 
  1. cozy.
cosi•ly, adv. 
cosi•ness, n. 
  • 1700–10


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

cozy /ˈkəʊzɪ/ ( -zier, -ziest) adj
  1. the usual US spelling of cosy



cosy, US cozy /ˈkəʊzɪ/ adj ( -sier, -siest) ( US -zier, -ziest)
  1. warm and snug
  2. intimate; friendly
n ( pl -sies, US -zies)
  1. a cover for keeping things warm: egg cosy
Etymology: 18th Century: from Scots, of unknown origin

ˈcosily, US ˈcozily adv ˈcosiness, US ˈcoziness n



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