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English noun: coif

1. coif (body) the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)


Synonymscoiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle


Broader (hypernym)hair


Narrower (hyponym)Afro, Afro hairdo, bang, beehive, bob, bouffant, braid, chignon, fringe, haircut, marcel, pageboy, plait, pompadour, ponytail, roach, scalp lock, thatch, tress, twist, wave


Part holonymcurl, lock, rat, ringlet, whorl

2. coif (artifact) a skullcap worn by nuns under a veil or by soldiers under a hood of mail or formerly by British sergeants-at-law


Broader (hypernym)skullcap


English verb: coif

1. coif (contact) cover with a coif


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)cover

2. coif (body) arrange attractively


SamplesDress my hair for the wedding.


ExamplesThey coif their hair


Synonymsarrange, coiffe, coiffure, do, dress, set


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)groom, neaten


Narrower (hyponym)bob, wave


Verb groupcurry, dress, groom









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