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Definition of Cover
Verb: cover kú-vu(r)
- Provide with a covering or cause to be covered
"cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
- Form a cover over
"The grass covered the grave";
- spread over
- Span an interval of distance, space or time
"The period covered the turn of the century"; "This farm covers some 200 acres";
- continue, extend
- Provide for
"The grant doesn't cover my salary"
- Act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
"The course covered all of Western Civilization";
- treat, handle, plow [N. Amer], deal, address, plough [Brit, Cdn]
- Include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
"this should cover everyone in the group";
- embrace, encompass, comprehend
- Travel across or pass over
"The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day";
- traverse, track, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across
- Be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism
"The cub reporter covered New York City";
- Hold within range of an aimed firearm
- To take an action to protect against future problems
"Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself"
- Hide from view or knowledge
"The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House";
- cover up
- Protect or defend (a position in a game)
"he covered left field"
- Maintain a check on; especially by patrolling
"The second officer covered the top floor"
- Protect by insurance
"The insurance won't cover this";
- insure, underwrite
- Make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
"he is covering for being a bad father";
- compensate, overcompensate
- Invest with a large or excessive amount of something
"She covered herself with glory"
- Help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities
"She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week"
- Be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of
"Is this enough to cover the check?"
- Spread over a surface to conceal or protect
"This paint covers well"
- Cover as if with a shroud
"The origins of this civilization are covered in mystery";
- shroud, enshroud, hide
- (animal husbandry) copulate with a female, used especially of horses
"The horse covers the mare";
- Put something on top of something else
"cover the meat with a lot of gravy";
- (card game) play a higher card than the one previously played
"Smith covered again"
- Be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game
- Sit on (eggs)
"The female covers the eggs";
- brood, hatch, incubate
- Clothe, as if for protection from the elements
"cover your head!";
- wrap up
- A covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
"under cover of darkness";
- screen, covert, concealment
- Bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
"he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep";
- The act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
"the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft";
- covering, screening, masking
- The protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
"the book had a leather cover";
- binding, book binding, back
- A natural object that covers or envelops
"the fox was flushed from its cover";
- covering, natural covering
- Covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container)
"put the cover back on the kettle";
- Fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations
"artillery provided cover for the withdrawal";
- covering fire
- A fixed charge by a restaurant or nightclub over and above the charge for food and drink
- cover charge
- A recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else
"they made a cover of a Beatles' song";
- cover version, cover song
- A false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent)
"her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment"
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