1. Her. Borne in the escutcheon with his tail doubled between his legs; -- said of a lion.
2. Destitute of courage; timid; cowardly.
Fie, coward woman, and soft-hearted wretch. --Shak.
3. Belonging to a coward; proceeding from, or expressive of, base fear or timidity.
He raised the house with loud and coward cries. --Shak.
Invading fears repel my coward joy. --Proir.
Cow·ard, n. A person who lacks courage; a timid or pusillanimous person; a poltroon.
A fool is nauseous, but a coward worse. --Dryden.
Syn: -- Craven; poltroon; dastard.
Cow·ard, v. t. To make timorous; to frighten. [Obs.]
That which cowardeth a man's heart. --Foxe.
n 1: a person who shows fear or timidity
2: English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty
and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973) [syn: Noel Coward,
Sir Noel Pierce Coward]