from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of a series of teeth, as on the rim of a wheel or gear, whose engagement transmits successive motive force to a corresponding wheel or gear.
- n. A cogwheel.
- n. A subordinate member of an organization who performs necessary but usually minor or routine functions.
- transitive v. To load or manipulate (dice) fraudulently.
- intransitive v. To cheat, especially at dice.
- n. An instance of cheating; a swindle.
- n. A tenon projecting from a wooden beam designed to fit into an opening in another beam to form a joint.
- transitive v. To join with tenons.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A ship of burden, or war with a round, bulky hull.
- n. A tooth on a gear
- n. A gear; a cogwheel
- n. An unimportant individual in a greater system.
- n. A projection or tenon at the end of a beam designed to fit into a matching opening of another piece of wood to form a joint.
- n. An act of cogging.
- v. to cheat at dice
- v. to cheat; to play or gamble fraudulently
- n. A small fishing boat
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A trick or deception; a falsehood.
- n. A tooth, cam, or catch for imparting or receiving motion, as on a gear wheel, or a lifter or wiper on a shaft; originally, a separate piece of wood set in a mortise in the face of a wheel.
- n. A kind of tenon on the end of a joist, received into a notch in a bearing timber, and resting flush with its upper surface.
- n. A tenon in a scarf joint; a coak.
- n. One of the rough pillars of stone or coal left to support the roof of a mine.
- n. A small fishing boat.
- intransitive v. To deceive; to cheat; to play false; to lie; to wheedle; to cajole.
- transitive v. To seduce, or draw away, by adulation, artifice, or falsehood; to wheedle; to cozen; to cheat.
- transitive v. To obtrude or thrust in, by falsehood or deception; ; to palm off.
- transitive v. To furnish with a cog or cogs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To furnish with cogs.
- To wedge up so as to render steady or prevent motion: as, to cog the leg of a table which stands unevenly; to cog a wheel of a carriage with a stone or a piece of wood.
- To harrow.
- To empty into a wooden vessel.
- To flatter; wheedle; seduce or win by adulation or artifice.
- To obtrude or thrust by falsehood or deception; foist; palm: usually with in or on.
- To adapt (a die) for cheating, by loading it, so as to direct its fall: as, to play with cogged dice.
- To wheedle; flatter; dissimulate.
- To cheat, especially by means of loaded dice.
- In metallurgy, to roll, especially to roll ingots into blooms.
- An abbreviation of cognate.
- n. A small boat; a cockboat; a cock.
- n. A trading-vessel; a galley; a ship in general.
- n. A tooth, catch, or projection, usually one of a continuous series of such projections, on the periphery or the side of a wheel, or on any part of a machine, which, on receiving motion, engages with a corresponding tooth or projection on another wheel or other part of the machine, and imparts motion to it. See cut under cog-wheel.
- n. A mill-wheel; a cog-wheel.
- n. In mining, same as chock, 4.
- n. The short handle of a scythe.
- n. A kind of notch used in tailing joists or wall-plates.
- n. A circular wooden vessel used for holding milk, broth, etc.
- n. A measure used at some mills, containing the fourth part of a peck.
- n. Intoxicating liquor.
- n. A trick or deception.
- n. plural Loaded dice.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. roll steel ingots
- n. a subordinate who performs an important but routine function
- n. tooth on the rim of gear wheel
- v. join pieces of wood with cogs
V. ii.235 (440,6) [Since you can cog] To _cog_ signifies _to falsify the dice, _ and _to falsify a narrative, _ or _to lye.
People with MS use the term "cog fog" to describe the deterioration in cognitive functioning.
Advances in cognitive science, as they become more widely known, may start to corrode the cult of the individual by replacing an uncomplicated “I” with a shifting and contingent “we”.
In the past decade or so there has also been quite a bit of research in cog-sci into the phenomenon of synesthesia – the "blending" of sensation in some people so that they hear colors or see sounds, etc.
Kidd has been the Nets 'main cog since New Jersey acquired him from Phoenix two years ago.
Hard-throwing righthanded relief prospect Lorenzo Barcelo, who was projected to be a main cog in the Chicago bullpen, battled arm problems and was limited to just 26 innings.
The main cog in Kansas City's rushing machine, Priest Holmes, ran 31 times for 104 yards, giving him 1,012 yards for the season.
For years he's been the main cog of the White Sox's offense and always has been at the heart of media attention in the clubhouse.
Barlow was the main cog in the Panthers running game, rushing the ball 21 times while accounting for all but 13 of his team's yards on the ground.
Sure, the $480 cassette is expensive, but I suppose if you're in the later stages of syphilis or something you can rationalize it by telling yourself it's only like $43 a cog, which is about the same price as a stainless steel singlespeed cog by Chris King--plus you get the spacers free!