Meaning of COFFER in English

COFFER

n.

Pronunciation: ' ko ̇ -f ə r, ' kä-

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English coffre, from Anglo-French, ultimately from Latin cophinus basket, from Greek kophinos

Date: 13th century

1 : CHEST especially : STRONGBOX

2 : TREASURY , FUNDS ― usually used in plural

3 : a recessed panel in a vault, ceiling, or soffit

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