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Coos

[koos] /kus/
noun
1.
a language of a group of American Indians indigenous to the coast of Oregon.

coo1

[koo] /ku/
verb (used without object), cooed, cooing.
1.
to utter or imitate the soft, murmuring sound characteristic of doves.
2.
to murmur or talk fondly or amorously.
verb (used with object), cooed, cooing.
3.
to utter by cooing.
noun
4.
a cooing sound.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; imitative
Related forms
cooer, noun
cooingly, adverb

Coo

[kaw-aw] /ˈkɔ ɔ/
noun
1.
Italian name of Kos.
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British Dictionary definitions for Coos

coo

/kuː/
verb coos, cooing, cooed
1.
(intransitive) (of doves, pigeons, etc) to make a characteristic soft throaty call
2.
(transitive) to speak in a soft murmur
3.
(intransitive) to murmur lovingly (esp in the phrase bill and coo)
noun
4.
the sound of cooing
interjection
5.
(Brit, slang) an exclamation of surprise, awe, etc
Derived Forms
cooer, noun
cooingly, adverb

CoO

abbreviation
1.
cost of ownership

COO

abbreviation
1.
chief operating officer
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Word Origin and History for Coos

coo

v.

1660s, echoic of doves; the phrase to bill and coo is first recorded 1816. Related: Cooing. The noun is recorded from 1729.

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Related Abbreviations for Coos

COO

chief operating officer
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Coos in the Bible

(written Cos in the R.V.), a small island, one of the Sporades in the Aegean Sea, in the north-west of Rhodes, off the coast of Caria. Paul on his return from his third missionary journey, passed the night here after sailing from Miletus (Acts 21:1). It is now called Stanchio.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Encyclopedia Article for Coos

county, northern New Hampshire, U.S. It consists of a mountainous region bounded by Quebec, Canada, to the north, Maine to the east, the White Mountains to the south, and Vermont to the west. The Connecticut River, rising in the Connecticut lakes in northern Coos county, flows down the length of the Vermont border. Other waterways include the Androscoggin, Upper Ammonoosuc, Magalloway, and Swift Diamond rivers, as well as Umbagog Lake. The county encompasses portions of the White Mountain National Forest, which contains the series of summits known as the Presidential Range-including Mount Washington (6,288 feet [1,917 metres]), the highest peak in New England. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail crosses the southern part of the county. Among the many state parks are Coleman, Lake Francis, Moose Brook, Weeks, Forest Lake, Milan Hill, and Dixville Notch. Forested areas-largely spruce, white pine, and balsam fir-include Nash Stream, Connecticut Lakes, and Cape Horn state forests. Several covered truss bridges remain in the western part of the county.

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