Adjective "cot" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A small bed with high barred sides for a baby or very young child.
  1. 'It didn't take her long to move the baby from her cot to her own bed, and there she stayed.'
  2. 'I sat on a chair just by the bed next to the cot where her baby was sleeping.'
  3. 'You could tell by the looks they were giving us that they assumed we were already failures as parents, and that we wouldn't know what cot to buy that wouldn't collapse on our new one.'
  4. 'There are ten cots in the unit with two designated as intensive care cots and a team of 22 staff, including two consultant paediatricians who care for more than 300 babies a year.'
  5. 'Always put your baby in her cot when falling asleep at night, so that she can learn to associate it with bedtime.'
  6. 'It's a centre for 23,000 deliveries, and we have 18 cots but only 9 intensive care cots with ventilators.'
  7. 'The bed was little more than a cot, but she loved its simplicity.'
  8. 'He walked back over to his cot and sat down on the unmade bed.'
  9. 'The concrete floor in the living room where she sits on an old cot cradling her son is bare and cold.'
  10. 'The cell had a light and it also had a small cot in the corner.'
  11. 'He tried to turn over, but the cot was too narrow and he couldn't move.'
  12. 'He has a metal cot with a mattress, stainless steel sink, and that's it.'
  13. 'One can buy cots, dining tables, sofa sets and corner stands in this section.'
  14. 'She led me upstairs and showed me a narrow room with a long line of narrow cots.'
  15. 'And hence, what you get here is an entire range of household furniture; from sofa sets to dining tables and cots.'
  16. 'I claimed the one in the corner and Suze plopped down on the cot next to me.'
  17. 'He fell into his bed, which is only a cot on the floor in the corner.'
  18. 'That's why he has banned sleeping at the office, and why there are absolutely no beds, cots, or futons allowed.'
  19. 'I smiled, and fell asleep on the cot beside my parent's bed.'
  20. '‘Of course I am, I'm going to sleep right there’ she said pointing to the cot next to his bed.'
  21. 'She was lying on a canvas army cot, under a cloth canopy.'

  1. 'As a mathematician he is best known as the first to use the notation cot.'

More definitions

1. cotangent.

More examples(as adjective)

"deaths can be cot."

"risks can be cot."

"wheels can be cot."

"nouveaus can be cot."

"charities can be cot."

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Mid 17th century (originally Anglo-Indian, denoting a light bedstead): from Hindi khāṭ ‘bedstead, hammock’.