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Definition 1: a skullcap worn by nuns under a veil or by soldiers under a hood of mail or formerly by British sergeants-at-law - [noun denoting artifact]

(coif is a kind of ...) rounded brimless cap fitting the crown of the head

Definition 2: the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair) - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for coif in the sense of this definition

(coif is a kind of ...) a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss

"he combed his hair" "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"

(... is a kind of coif ) hair resembling thatched roofing material

(... is a kind of coif ) a roll of hair worn at the nape of the neck

(... is a kind of coif ) a hairdo characterized by deep regular waves that are made by a heated curling iron

(... is a kind of coif ) a smooth hair style with the ends of the hair curled inward

(... is a kind of coif ) a hair style in which the front hair is swept up from the forehead

(... is a kind of coif ) a hair style that draws the hair back so that it hangs down in back of the head like a pony's tail

(... is a kind of coif ) a roll of hair brushed back from the forehead

(... is a kind of coif ) a long tuft of hair left on top of the shaven head

(... is a kind of coif ) a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

(... is a kind of coif ) a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair

(... is a kind of coif ) a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around

(... is a kind of coif ) a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead

(... is a kind of coif ) a rounded thickly curled hairdo

(... is a kind of coif ) the style in which hair has been cut

(... is a kind of coif ) a woman's hairstyle in which the hair gives a puffy appearance

(... is a kind of coif ) a hairdo resembling a beehive

(coif is a part of ...) a strand or cluster of hair

(coif is a part of ...) a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure

Definition 3: arrange attractively - [verb of body]

Samples where coif or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dress my hair for the wedding

Synonyms for coif in the sense of this definition

(coif is a kind of ...) care for one's external appearance

"He is always well-groomed"

(... is a kind of coif ) cut hair in the style of a bob

"Bernice bobs her hair these days!"

(... is a kind of coif ) set waves in

"she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"

(coif has a similar meaning as ...) give a neat appearance to

"groom the dogs" "dress the horses"

Definition 4: cover with a coif - [verb of contact]

(coif is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

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