A concave surface, often of gypsum or expanded polystyrene, forming a junction between a ceiling and a wall.

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  • coving — [kōv′iŋ] n. a concave molding or arch; cove * * * cov·ing (kōʹvĭng) n. See cove1. * * * or cove Concave molding or deeply arched section of a wall surface. The curve typically describes a quarter circle and serves to connect walls and ceiling… …   Universalium

  • Coving — Cov ing, n. (Arch.) (a) A cove or series of coves, as the concaved surface under the overhang of a projecting upper story. (b) The splayed jambs of a flaring fireplace. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coving — [kōv′iŋ] n. a concave molding or arch; cove …   English World dictionary

  • Coving — Cove Cove, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coved} (k?vd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coving}.] (Arch.) To arch over; to build in a hollow concave form; to make in the form of a cove. [1913 Webster] The mosques and other buildings of the Arabians are rounded into… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coving — cove ► NOUN 1) a small sheltered bay. 2) Architecture a concave arch or arched moulding at the junction of a wall with a ceiling. ► VERB (coved) Architecture ▪ having a cove. DERIVATIVES coving noun …   English terms dictionary

  • coving — kəʊv n. small bay, inlet; chap, fellow (Slang) v. make with an inward curve; arch over; have a cove, design or build a wall with a cove …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Coving — ♦ Concave under surface. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 411) …   Medieval glossary

  • coving — /ˈkoʊvɪŋ/ (say kohving) noun 1. an arched or vaulted piece of building. 2. the arching of a coved ceiling …   Australian English dictionary

  • coving — n. = COVE(1) n. 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Coving (urban planning) — For other uses, see Cove (disambiguation). Coving is a method of urban planning used in subdivision characterized by non uniform lot shapes and home placement. When combined with winding roads, lot area is increased and road area reduced. Coving… …   Wikipedia

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