Definition of Coward. Meaning of Coward. Synonyms of Coward

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Definition of Coward

Coward
Coward Cow"ard (kou"?rd), a. [OF. couard, coard, coart, n. and adj., F. couard, fr. OF. coe, coue, tail, F. queue (fr. L. coda, a form of cauda tail) + -ard; orig., short-tailed, as an epithet of the hare, or perh., turning tail, like a scared dog. Cf. Cue, Queue, Caudal.] 1. (Her.) Borne in the escutcheon with his tail doubled between his legs; -- said of a lion. 2. Destitute of courage; timid; cowardly. Fie, coward woman, and soft-hearted wretch. --Shak. 3. Belonging to a coward; proceeding from, or expressive of, base fear or timidity. He raised the house with loud and coward cries. --Shak. Invading fears repel my coward joy. --Proir.
Coward
Coward Cow"ard, n. A person who lacks courage; a timid or pusillanimous person; a poltroon. A fool is nauseous, but a coward worse. --Dryden. Syn: Craven; poltroon; dastard.

Meaning of Coward from wikipedia

- Sir Noël Peirce Coward (16 December 1899 – 26 March 1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance...
- in the face of a challenge. One who suc****bs to cowardice is known as a coward. The United States military codes of justice proscribe cowardice in combat...
- Rashaad Coward (born November 6, 1994) is an American football offensive guard for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He pla****...
- Coward is a surname. Notable people with the surname include: Charles Coward (1905–1976), English soldier captured during World War II who claimed to have...
- Herbert Lee "Cowboy" Coward (born August 21, 1938) is an American actor. He pla**** one of two ****ic mountain men in John Boorman's 1972 film Deliverance...
- The ********ination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is a 2007 American epic revisionist Western film written and directed by Andrew Dominik. Adapted...
- A sucker punch (American English), also known as a dog shot, coward punch, king hit or one-punch attack (Australian and New Zealand English) or cold-****...
- "Coward of the County" is a song written by Roger Bowling and Billy Ed Wheeler, and recorded by American country music singer Kenny Rogers. The song was...
- Charles Joseph Coward (30 January 1905 – 1976), known as the "Count of Auschwitz", was a British soldier captured during the Second World War who rescued...
- playwright Noël Coward. Beginning as a boy soprano, Payn later made a career as a singer and actor in the works of Coward and others. After Coward's death, Payn...