coffer definition

  • noun:
    • A strongbox.
    • Financial resources; resources.
    • A treasury: stole money from the union coffers.
    • Architecture A decorative sunken panel in a ceiling, dome, soffit, or vault.
    • The chamber formed by a canal lock.
    • A cofferdam.
    • A floating dock.
    • A strongbox: a stronger upper body or field useful for keeping money or valuables safe.
    • An ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome.
    • A strongbox.
    • money; funds.
    • A treasury: stole funds from the union coffers.
    • Architecture A decorative sunken panel in a ceiling, dome, soffit, or vault.
    • A cofferdam.
    • The chamber formed by a canal lock.
    • A supply or shop of income, frequently owned by a business.
    • A cofferdam.
    • A floating dock.
    • A casket, chest, or trunk area; especially, one useful for maintaining money or any other valuables.
    • Fig.: Treasure or funds; -- usually in the plural.
    • A strongbox: a stronger upper body or package employed for keeping cash or valuables safe.
    • A panel deeply recessed into the roof of a vault, dome, or portico; a caisson.
    • An ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome.
    • A trench dug into the bottom of a dry moat, and extending across it, make it possible for the besieged to guard it by a raking fire.
    • A cofferdam.
    • The chamber of a canal lock; additionally, a caisson or a cofferdam.
    • A supply or shop of cash, often owned by a company.
    • A casket, upper body, or trunk; specifically, one used for keeping cash or any other valuables.
    • A box, casket, or chest (as today comprehended, a large upper body), especially one used for maintaining valuables, as cash; an ark; thus, figuratively, a treasury; in the plural, the wide range or pecuniary sourced elements of a person, firm, nation, etc.
    • Fig.: Treasure or resources; -- often inside plural.
    • In structure, a sunk panel or storage space in a ceiling or soffit, of an ornamental personality, usually enriched with moldings and having a rose, pomegranate, celebrity, or any other decoration inside center; a caisson.
    • A panel deeply recessed when you look at the roof of a vault, dome, or portico; a caisson.
    • In fortification, a hollow lodgment across a dry moat, from 6 to 7 foot deep and from 16 to 18 feet broad.
    • A trench dug in bottom of a dry moat, and expanding across it, allow the besieged to guard it by a raking fire.
    • A trough by which tin ore is damaged to pieces.
    • The chamber of a canal lock; additionally, a caisson or a cofferdam.
    • A kind of caisson or drifting dock.
    • A canal-lock chamber.
    • A box, casket, or upper body (because now comprehended, a large chest), especially one employed for maintaining valuables, as cash; an ark; therefore, figuratively, a treasury; inside plural, the wealth or pecuniary sources of you, organization, nation, etc.
    • a chest especially for storing valuables
    • In architecture, a sunk panel or compartment in a ceiling or soffit, of an ornamental personality, generally enriched with moldings and achieving a rose, pomegranate, star, or other ornament when you look at the center; a caisson.
    • an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome
    • In fortification, a hollow lodgment across a dry moat, from 6 to 7 foot deep and from 16 to 18 legs wide.
    • A trough in which tin ore is damaged to pieces.
    • a type of caisson or drifting dock.
    • A canal-lock chamber.
    • a chest especially for saving valuables
    • an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome
  • verb-transitive:
    • to include a coffer.
    • Architecture To supply (a ceiling, as an example) with ornamental sunken panels.
    • To put in a coffer.
    • Architecture to produce (a ceiling, including) with ornamental sunken panels.
    • to place into a coffer.
    • To secure from leaking, as a shaft, by ramming clay behind the masonry or timbering.
    • To form with or in a coffer or coffers; to furnish with a coffer or coffers.
    • to place into a coffer.
    • To secure from dripping, as a shaft, by ramming clay behind the masonry or timbering.
    • To form with or in a coffer or coffers; to provide with a coffer or coffers.
  • verb:
    • to place money or valuables in a coffer
    • To decorate something, especially a ceiling, with coffers.
    • to place cash or valuables in a coffer
    • To enhance some thing, specially a ceiling, with coffers.
  • others:
    • To deposit or lay-up in a coffer: frequently with up.
    • To provide or ornament with coffers, as a ceiling.
    • To deposit or lay-up in a coffer: usually with up.
    • To provide or ornament with coffers, as a ceiling.

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