Meaning of COFFER in English


cof ‧ fer /ˈkɒfə $ ˈkɒːfər, ˈkɑː-/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1200-1300 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: coffre , from Latin cophinus ; ⇨ ↑ coffin ]

1 . sb’s coffers the money that an organization, government etc has available to spend:

The money from the exhibition should swell the hospital’s coffers a little.

2 . a large strong box used to hold valuable or religious objects

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.