coffer [ kaw-fer, kof-er ]
1. a box or chest, especially one for valuables.
2. coffers, a treasury; funds: The coffers of the organization were rapidly filled by the contributions.
3. any of various boxlike enclosures, as a cofferdam.
4. Also called caisson, lacunar. Architecture. one of a number of sunken panels, usually square or octagonal, in a vault, ceiling, or soffit.
verb (used with object)
5. to deposit or lay up in or as in a coffer or chest.
6. to ornament with coffers or sunken panels.
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WORDS RELATED TO COFFER
treasury, war chest, exchequer, case, strongbox, chest, casket, repository
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Origin: 1250–1300; Middle English cofre < Old French ≪ Latin cophinus basket; see coffin
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR COFFER
Soon his coffers were overflowing with revenue from rubber, palm oil, and ivory.
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Five, the tens or arguably hundreds of millions of dollars in dark money that flowed from corporate sources into GOP coffers.
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We on my side say: unionization, massive public investments, a tax rate that kept the coffers full, a few other things.
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Unfortunately, the interim left the property operating at a loss, its coffers drained.
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