Meaning of COFFER in English


[cof.fer] n [ME coffre, fr. OF, fr. L cophinus basket, fr. Gk kophinos] (13c) 1: chest, box; esp: strongbox

2: treasury--usu. used in pl.

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

[2]coffer vt (14c) 1: to store or hoard up in a coffer

2: to form (as a ceiling) with recessed panels

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