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Meaning of COWARD

Pronunciation:  'kawurd, 'kawurd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who shows fear or timidity
  2. [n]  English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)

COWARD is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: Noel Coward, Sir Noel Pierce Coward
 See Also: actor, composer, craven, cur, dastard, dramatist, hesitater, hesitator, histrion, human, individual, milksop, Milquetoast, mortal, pansy, pantywaist, person, player, playwright, poltroon, quaker, recreant, role player, shrinking violet, shy person, sissy, somebody, someone, soul, thespian, trembler, vacillator, waverer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cow"ard\ (kou"?rd), a. [OF. couard, coard, coart, n. and
    adj., F. couard, fr. OF. coe, coue, tail, F. queue (fr. L.
    coda, a form of cauda tail) + -ard; orig., short-tailed, as
    an epithet of the hare, or perh., turning tail, like a scared
    dog. Cf. {Cue}, {Queue}, {Caudal}.]
    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.
             Invading fears repel my coward joy.   --Proir.
  2. \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.
  3. \Cow"ard\, v. t.
    To make timorous; to frighten. [Obs.]
          That which cowardeth a man's heart.      --Foxe.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you or someone is a coward indicates that you are afraid to see your true Self and to be who you are. You are hindering your own self-growth.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: baby, big baby, caitiff, chicken, chicken liver, craven, dastard, fraid-cat, fraidy-cat, funk, funker, gutless, invertebrate, jellyfish, lily liver, lily-livered, milksop, Milquetoast, mouse, poltroon, poltroonish, pusillanimous, quitter, recreant, Scaramouch, scaredy-cat, sissy, spunkless, unmanly, weak sister, weakling, white feather, white liver