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cozy

co·zy (co·sy)

cozy (cosy)

 
 
pronunciation:
ko zi
parts of speech:
adjective, intransitive verb, noun
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Word Combinations (adjective, noun)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: cosier, cosiest, cozier, coziest
definition 1: comfortably warm and snug, or giving one a warm emotional feeling by being small in area yet charming.
I feel so cozy in these flannel pajamas.Her bedroom is small, but it's so sweet and cozy.I'd rather stay at a cozy inn than at a big hotel.
similar words:
comfortable, intimate, snug
definition 2: on intimate or friendly terms.
I thought they were just friends, but they seemed pretty cozy last night.He was a corrupt narcotics officer and was cozy with the mob.
similar words:
familiar
definition 3: convenient or advantageous, esp. for illicit or dishonest purposes.
It's pretty cozy for the gang to have a friend on the police force.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: cosied, cosies, cosying, cozied, cozies, cozying
definition: (informal) to try to get on good terms with someone (usu. fol. by up).
She cozied up to her boss.
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: cosies, cozies
definition: a fitted cover of insulating fabric for a teapot.
The teapot was covered with a cute quilted cozy in the shape of a hen.
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derivations: cosily (adv.), cozily (adv.), cosiness (n.), coziness (n.)