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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a cosy atmosphere (=when a building, room etc is small, comfortable, and warm)
▪ With its low ceilings and open fire, the house has a cosy atmosphere.
a cosy chat (=a relaxed and usually private one)
▪ I made some coffee and we had a cosy chat.
tea cosy
▪ They've called him back. Too cosy with Amin, Bob said.
▪ But the danger is that things get too cosy.
▪ This from a book recently accused by one of its own columnists as being too cosy with Microsoft.
▪ Had that sounded a little too cosy? she wondered.
▪ In practice the relationship between the two has been all too cosy.
▪ I sat by the fire, very cosy and happy, and waited for him.
▪ You two looked very cosy, chatting away out on the deck.
▪ Spirits are raised - then downed very quickly - and it's all very cosy.
▪ We even had a coal burning stove on board and very cosy it was on the cold evenings.
▪ The cosy bar has an open fire.
▪ There is a small but cosy bar where live music is played daily.
▪ There is a small cosy bar with open-air tables.
▪ Regusse, the walled village nearest the site, with its narrow streets and cosy bars was ideal for winding down.
▪ Downstairs there's a breakfast room and guests can relax in the cosy bar.
▪ Instead John Major invites 200 carefully selected friends along for a cosy chat about how rosy the Tory garden is.
▪ These cosy chats often last longer than the lecture itself, but I don't mind.
▪ By now, an artificially cosy chat with an old school friend would have been irrelevant, even an irritant.
▪ The fire had been lit and the room looked bright and cosy.
▪ It wasn't as cosy as Mrs Burbanks' guest house or even as Highbury.
▪ Most people like some form of bedside lighting - either for reading in bed or simply to create a cosy atmosphere.
▪ Sexy underwear's got nothing on thermal britches and vests when it comes to keeping you cosy in the depths of winter.
▪ The bar is warm and cosy, with an open fire and oak beams.
▪ The flickering lamp above their heads and the patches of colour round the walls gave the room a cosy lived-in air.
▪ They all liked the cosy life.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Cozy \Co"zy\ (k?"z?), a. [Compar. Cozier (-z?-?r); superl. Coziest.] [Cf. Scot. cosie, cozie, prob. from Gael. cosach abounding in hollows, or cosagach full of holes or crevices, snug, sheltered, from cos a hollow, a crevice.]

  1. Snug; comfortable; easy; contented. [Written also cosey and cosy.]

  2. [Cf. F. causer to chat, talk.] Chatty; talkative; sociable; familiar. [Eng.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

chiefly British form of cozy.

  1. Affording comfort and warmth; snug; social n. A padded or knit covering put on an item to keep it warm, especially a teapot or egg. v

  2. 1 To become snug and comfortable. 2 To become friendly with.

  1. adj. enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space; "a cozy nook near the fire"; "snug in bed"; "a snug little apartment" [syn: cozy, snug]

  2. n. a padded cloth covering to keep a teapot warm [syn: tea cosy, cosey, tea cosey, cozy, tea cozy, cozey, tea cozey, cozie, tea cozie]

  3. [also: cosiest, cosier]


CoSy can refer to:

  • CoSy, an early computer conferencing system developed by the University of Guelph
  • CoSy, a compiler development system developed by ACE Associated Compiler Experts
  • CoSy, the Cognitive Systems large-scale robotics project.
  • CoSy, open array programming language and website,

See also:

  • Cosy (disambiguation)
CoSy (computer conferencing system)

CoSy was an early computer conferencing system developed by the University of Guelph in 1983 and 1984. CoSy was selected by Byte Magazine to launch their BIX system in 1985

In addition to BIX, it was used to implement a similar British system named CIX, as well as numerous other installations such as CompuLink Network. CoSy was also chosen for The Open University's "electronic campus".

Some rights to the software were later acquired by the British Columbia company SoftWords, who developed it into CoSy400 and added a simple web interface, before losing interest.

When the BIX system closed down, several former "bixen" approached University of Guelph and SoftWords and obtained the right to release the original version of CoSy under the GPL. It is now developed as an open source project, and is the basis of the BIX-like NLZero (Noise Level Zero) conferencing service.

Usage examples of "cosy".

She was back to cosying up to Barong the Gorgeous, back as well to gibing at me at every opportunity.

But presently, with her felt hat still firmly on her head, she sat down, put her arm on the cushioned table and settled for a cosy chat while Claribel took her through her exercises.

He looked around and waved a hand as though to indicate the cosiest surroundings in the city.

Often in this little room, cosiest in the house, Jolyon would catch a moment of communion with his father.

Just as the Action Picture has its photographic basis or fundamental metaphor in the long chase down the highway, so the Intimate Film has its photographic basis in the fact that any photoplay interior has a very small ground plan, and the cosiest of enclosing walls.

Zane and the unborn Donny and my mother was to have been the cosiest I could make it.

A small house is always cosiest, and often prettiest, and the fewer servants, the less trouble.

It is one of the cosiest and most comfortable places in the city, and is usually filled with an audience of city people of the better class.

She made him sit down with her in the cosiest corner of the drawing-room, gave him coffee and a cigarette, and promised that Claude would come in a moment.

They were on the cosiest of terms, Fanny having very soon lost her shyness, and the Major discovering in her so sympathetic a listener that before very long he had put her in possession of nearly every detail of his career.

For Patsy he bought a handsome modern flat building located at 3708 Willing Square, and installed her and the Major in its cosiest apartment, the rents of the remaining flats giving the Doyles an adequate income for all time to come.

They tried not to think about the pain as they climbed into their cosy shelter that night amongst the mallee gums, acacia shrubs and York gums, and quietly listened to the sounds of the bush.

It was indeed very small but extremely cosy, the furniture was simple and uncluttered and someone had put a bowl of hyacinths on the little table by one of the two easy chairs.

There, not twenty yards in front of me, placed in a charming situation, under the shade of a species of fig-tree, and facing to the stream, was a cosy hut, built more or less on the Kafir principle with grass and withes, but having a full-length door instead of a bee-hole.

The house, even if it stood within a large clearing, was cosied by the heavy woods on the hillside.