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cover

noun (n)

  • a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    Under cover of darkness.
    The brush provided a covert for game.
    source: wordnet30
  • bedding that keeps a person warm in bed (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: blanket
    Example:
    He pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it (noun.act)
    Example:
    The cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft.
    source: wordnet30
  • the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a natural object that covers or envelops (noun.object)
    Example:
    Under a covering of dust.
    The fox was flushed from its cover.
    source: wordnet30
  • covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container) (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: top
    Example:
    Put the cover back on the kettle.
    source: wordnet30
  • fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations (noun.act)
    Synonym: covering fire
    Example:
    Artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal.
    source: wordnet30
  • a fixed charge by a restaurant or nightclub over and above the charge for food and drink (noun.possession)
    Synonym: cover charge
    source: wordnet30
  • a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    They made a cover of a Beatles' song.
    source: wordnet30
  • a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent) (noun.act)
    Example:
    Her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment.
    source: wordnet30
  • Anything which is laid, set, or spread, upon, about, or over, another thing; an envelope; a lid; as, the cover of a book. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • provide with a covering or cause to be covered (verb.contact)
    Antonym: expose, uncover
    Example:
    Cover her face with a handkerchief.
    Cover the child with a blanket.
    Cover the grave with flowers.
    source: wordnet30
  • form a cover over (verb.contact)
    Synonym: spread over
    Example:
    The grass covered the grave.
    source: wordnet30
  • span an interval of distance, space or time (verb.stative)
    Synonym: continue, extend
    Example:
    The period covered the turn of the century.
    This farm covers some 200 acres.
    source: wordnet30
  • provide for (verb.stative)
    Example:
    The grant doesn't cover my salary.
    source: wordnet30
  • act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression (verb.communication)
    Synonym: address, deal, handle, plow, treat
    Example:
    The course covered all of Western Civilization.
    source: wordnet30
  • include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory (verb.stative)
    Example:
    This should cover everyone in the group.
    source: wordnet30
  • travel across or pass over (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day.
    source: wordnet30
  • be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism (verb.communication)
    Synonym: report
    Example:
    The cub reporter covered New York City.
    source: wordnet30
  • hold within range of an aimed firearm (verb.competition)
    source: wordnet30
  • to take an action to protect against future problems (verb.social)
    Example:
    Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself.
    source: wordnet30
  • hide from view or knowledge (verb.perception)
    Synonym: cover up
    Example:
    The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House.
    source: wordnet30
  • protect or defend (a position in a game) (verb.competition)
    Example:
    He covered left field.
    source: wordnet30
  • maintain a check on; especially by patrolling (verb.communication)
    Example:
    The second officer covered the top floor.
    source: wordnet30
  • protect by insurance (verb.communication)
    Synonym: insure, underwrite
    Example:
    The insurance won't cover this.
    source: wordnet30
  • make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities (verb.stative)
    source: wordnet30
  • invest with a large or excessive amount of something (verb.social)
    Example:
    She covered herself with glory.
    source: wordnet30
  • help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities (verb.social)
    Example:
    She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week.
    source: wordnet30
  • be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of (verb.possession)
    Example:
    Is this enough to cover the check?.
    source: wordnet30
  • spread over a surface to conceal or protect (verb.perception)
    Example:
    This paint covers well.
    source: wordnet30
  • cover as if with a shroud (verb.contact)
    Synonym: enshroud, hide, shroud
    source: wordnet30
  • copulate with a female, used especially of horses (verb.contact)
    Synonym: breed
    Example:
    The horse covers the mare.
    source: wordnet30
  • put something on top of something else (verb.contact)
    Synonym: overlay
    Example:
    Cover the meat with a lot of gravy.
    source: wordnet30
  • play a higher card than the one previously played (verb.competition)
    Example:
    Smith covered again.
    source: wordnet30
  • be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game (verb.competition)
    source: wordnet30
  • sit on (eggs) (verb.body)
    Synonym: brood, hatch, incubate
    Example:
    The female covers the eggs.
    source: wordnet30
  • clothe, as if for protection from the elements (verb.body)
    Synonym: wrap up
    Example:
    Cover your head!.
    source: wordnet30
  • To overspread the surface of (one thing) with another; as, to cover wood with paint or lacquer; to cover a table with a cloth. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To spread a table for a meal; to prepare a banquet. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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