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COFFER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does coffer mean? 

COFFER (noun)
  The noun COFFER has 2 senses:

1. an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome
2. a chest especially for storing valuables

  Familiarity information: COFFER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COFFER (noun)


Sense 1coffer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

caisson; coffer; lacuna

Hypernyms ("coffer" is a kind of...):

panel (sheet that forms a distinct (usually flat) section or component of something)


Sense 2coffer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A chest especially for storing valuables

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("coffer" is a kind of...):

chest (box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy)


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