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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cove /ˈkov/
 山凹,小灣(vt.)(vi.)(使)內凹,(使)成拱形

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cove n.
 1. A retired nook; especially, a small, sheltered inlet, creek, or bay; a recess in the shore.
    Vessels which were in readiness for him within secret coves and nooks.   --Holland.
 2. A strip of prairie extending into woodland; also, a recess in the side of a mountain. [U.S.]
 3. Arch. (a) A concave molding. (b) A member, whose section is a concave curve, used especially with regard to an inner roof or ceiling, as around a skylight.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cove, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coved p. pr. & vb. n. Coving.] Arch. To arch over; to build in a hollow concave form; to make in the form of a cove.
    The mosques and other buildings of the Arabians are rounded into domes and coved roofs.   --H. Swinburne.
 Coved ceiling, a ceiling, the part of which next the wail is constructed in a cove.
 Coved vault, a vault composed of four coves meeting in a central point, and therefore the reverse of a groined vault.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cove, v. t.  To brood, cover, over, or sit over, as birds their eggs. [Obs.]
    Not being able to cove or sit upon them [eggs], she [the female tortoise] bestoweth them in the gravel.   --Holland.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cove, n.  A boy or man of any age or station. [Slang]
    There's a gentry cove here.   --Wit's Recreations (1654).
 Now, look to it, coves, that all the beef and drink
 Be not filched from us.   --Mrs. Browning.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 cove
      n 1: a small inlet
      2: small or narrow cave in the side of a cliff or mountain