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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a small collection of people;

2. a small flock of grouse or partridge;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Covey \Cov"ey\, v. i. To brood; to incubate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] [Tortoises] covey a whole year before they hatch. --Holland. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Covey \Cov"ey\, n. A pantry. [Prov. Eng.] --Parker. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Covey \Cov"ey\ (k?v"?), n. [OF. cov?e, F. couv?e, fr. cover, F. couver, to sit or brood on, fr. L. cubare to lie down; cf. E. incubate. See Cubit, and cf. Cove to brood.] 1. A brood or hatch of birds; an old bird with her brood of young; hence, a small flock or number of birds together; -- said of game; as, a covey of partridges. --Darwin. [1913 Webster] 2. A company; a bevy; as, a covey of girls. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

89 Moby Thesaurus words for "covey": a mass of, a world of, age group, army, band, battalion, bevy, body, brigade, bunch, cabal, cast, charm, clique, cloud, clutter, cohort, company, complement, contingent, corps, coterie, crew, crowd, detachment, detail, division, faction, fleet, flight, flock, flocks, gaggle, gang, group, grouping, groupment, hail, hive, host, in-group, jam, junta, large amount, legion, lots, many, masses of, mob, movement, muchness, multitude, murmuration, nest, numbers, out-group, outfit, pack, party, peer group, phalanx, plague, platoon, plurality, posse, quantities, quite a few, regiment, rout, ruck, salon, scores, set, shoal, skein, spring, squad, stable, string, swarm, team, throng, tidy sum, tribe, troop, troupe, watch, wing, worlds of




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