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1 : A casket, chest, or trunk; especially, one used for keeping money or other valuables.

2 : Fig.: Treasure or funds; -- usually in the plural.

3 : A panel deeply recessed in the ceiling of a vault, dome, or portico; a caisson.

4 : A trench dug in the bottom of a dry moat, and extending across it, to enable the besieged to defend it by a raking fire.

5 : The chamber of a canal lock; also, a caisson or a cofferdam.

6 : To put into a coffer.

7 : To secure from leaking, as a shaft, by ramming clay behind the masonry or timbering.

8 : To form with or in a coffer or coffers; to furnish with a coffer or coffers.

9 : A water-tight inclosure, as of piles packed with clay, from which the water is pumped to expose the bottom (of a river, etc.) and permit the laying of foundations, building of piers, etc.

10 : One who keeps treasures in a coffer.

11 : Rubblework faced with stone.

12 : One who scoffs.

13 : The act of scoffing; scoffing conduct; mockery.

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1 : Coffer

n.

A casket, chest, or trunk; especially, one used for keeping money or other valuables.

2 : Coffer

n.

Fig.: Treasure or funds; -- usually in the plural.

3 : Coffer

n.

A panel deeply recessed in the ceiling of a vault, dome, or portico; a caisson.

4 : Coffer

n.

A trench dug in the bottom of a dry moat, and extending across it, to enable the besieged to defend it by a raking fire.

5 : Coffer

n.

The chamber of a canal lock; also, a caisson or a cofferdam.

6 : Coffer

v. t.

To put into a coffer.

7 : Coffer

v. t.

To secure from leaking, as a shaft, by ramming clay behind the masonry or timbering.

8 : Coffer

v. t.

To form with or in a coffer or coffers; to furnish with a coffer or coffers.

9 : Cofferdam

n.

A water-tight inclosure, as of piles packed with clay, from which the water is pumped to expose the bottom (of a river, etc.) and permit the laying of foundations, building of piers, etc.

10 : Cofferer

n.

One who keeps treasures in a coffer.

11 : Cofferwork

n.

Rubblework faced with stone.

12 : Scoffer

n.

One who scoffs.

13 : Scoffery

n.

The act of scoffing; scoffing conduct; mockery.

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From Wikipedia

Coffering on the ceiling of the Pantheon, Rome
Giuliano da Sangallo's flat caisson ceiling, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome.
Coffered ceilings of Mir Castle, Belarus.

A coffer (or coffering) in architecture is a series of sunken panels in the shape of a square, rectangle, or octagon in a ceiling, soffit or vault.[1]

A series of these sunken panels was often used as decoration for a ceiling or a vault, also called caissons ('boxes"), or lacunaria ("spaces, openings"),[2] so that a coffered ceiling can be called a lacunar ceiling: the strength of the structure is in the framework of the coffers.

  1. ^ Ching, Francis D.K. (1995). A Visual Dictionary of Architecture. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p. 30. ISBN 0-471-28451-3. 
  2. ^ An alternative, in a description of Domitian's audience hall by Statius, noted by Ulrich 2007:156, is laquearia, not a copyist's error, as it appears in Manilius' Astronomica (1.533, quoted by Ulrich).

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Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Alternative forms
    • 1.2 Etymology
    • 1.3 Pronunciation
    • 1.4 Noun
      • 1.4.1 Derived terms
      • 1.4.2 Translations
    • 1.5 Verb
    • 1.6 Further reading

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • copher (obsolete)
  • cophre (obsolete)

Etymology[edit]

From Old French cofre, coffre, from Latin cophinus (basket), from Ancient Greek κόφινος (kóphinos, basket).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɒfə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɔfɚ/
  • (US, cotcaught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈkɑfɚ/
  • Homophones: cougher
  • Rhymes: -ɒfə(ɹ)

Noun[edit]

coffer (plural coffers)

  1. A strongbox: a strong chest or box used for keeping money or valuables safe.
  2. (architecture) An ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome; a caisson.
    • 1979, Cormac McCarthy, Suttree, Random House, p.135:
      Prolapsed and waterstained ceiling, the sagging coffers.
  3. A cofferdam.
  4. A supply or store of money, often belonging to an organization.
    • Francis Bacon
      He would discharge it without any burden to the queen's coffers.
    • Shakespeare
      Hold, here is half my coffer.
  5. A trench dug in the bottom of a dry moat, and extending across it, to enable the besieged to defend it with raking fire.

Derived terms[edit]

  • coffered ceiling

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

coffer (third-person singular simple present coffers, present participle coffering, simple past and past participle coffered)

  1. (transitive) To put money or valuables in a coffer
  2. (transitive) To decorate something, especially a ceiling, with coffers.

Further reading[edit]

  • coffer in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • coffer in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • coffer at OneLook Dictionary Search