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    cover - Dictionary definition and meaning for word cover

    Definition
    (noun) a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
    Synonyms : concealment , covert , screen
    Example Sentence
    • a screen of trees afforded privacy
    • under cover of darkness
    • the brush provided a covert for game
    • the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background
    Definition
    (noun) bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    Synonyms : blanket
    Example Sentence
    • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep
    Definition
    (noun) the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
    Synonyms : covering , masking , screening
    Example Sentence
    • the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft
    Definition
    (noun) the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
    Synonyms : back , binding , book binding
    Example Sentence
    • the book had a leather binding
    Definition
    (noun) a natural object that covers or envelops
    Synonyms : covering , natural covering
    Example Sentence
    • under a covering of dust
    • the fox was flushed from its cover
    Definition
    (noun) covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container)
    Synonyms : top
    Example Sentence
    • he removed the top of the carton
    • he couldn't get the top off of the bottle
    • put the cover back on the kettle
    Definition
    (noun) fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations
    Synonyms : covering fire
    Example Sentence
    • artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal
    Definition
    (noun) a fixed charge by a restaurant or nightclub over and above the charge for food and drink
    Synonyms : cover charge
    Definition
    (noun) a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else
    Synonyms : cover song , cover version
    Example Sentence
    • they made a cover of a Beatles' song
    Definition
    (noun) a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent)
    Example Sentence
    • her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment
    Definition
    (verb) provide with a covering or cause to be covered
    Example Sentence
    • cover her face with a handkerchief
    • cover the child with a blanket
    • cover the grave with flowers
    Definition
    (verb) form a cover over
    Synonyms : spread over
    Example Sentence
    • The grass covered the grave
    Definition
    (verb) span an interval of distance, space or time
    Synonyms : continue , extend
    Example Sentence
    • The war extended over five years
    • The period covered the turn of the century
    • My land extends over the hills on the horizon
    • This farm covers some 200 acres
    • The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles
    Definition
    (verb) provide for
    Example Sentence
    • The grant doesn't cover my salary
    Definition
    (verb) act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
    Synonyms : address , deal , handle , plow , treat
    Example Sentence
    • This book deals with incest
    • The course covered all of Western Civilization
    • The new book treats the history of China
    Definition
    (verb) include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
    Synonyms : comprehend , embrace , encompass
    Example Sentence
    • This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds
    • this should cover everyone in the group
    Definition
    (verb) travel across or pass over
    Example Sentence
    • The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day
    Definition
    (verb) be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism
    Synonyms : report
    Example Sentence
    • Snow reported on China in the 1950's
    • The cub reporter covered New York City
    Definition
    (verb) hold within range of an aimed firearm Definition
    (verb) to take an action to protect against future problems
    Example Sentence
    • Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself
    Definition
    (verb) hide from view or knowledge
    Synonyms : cover up
    Example Sentence
    • The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House
    Definition
    (verb) protect or defend (a position in a game)
    Example Sentence
    • he covered left field
    Definition
    (verb) maintain a check on; especially by patrolling
    Example Sentence
    • The second officer covered the top floor
    Definition
    (verb) protect by insurance
    Synonyms : insure , underwrite
    Example Sentence
    • The insurance won't cover this
    Definition
    (verb) make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
    Synonyms : compensate , overcompensate
    Example Sentence
    • he is compensating for being a bad father
    Definition
    (verb) invest with a large or excessive amount of something
    Example Sentence
    • She covered herself with glory
    Definition
    (verb) help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities
    Example Sentence
    • She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week
    Definition
    (verb) be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of
    Example Sentence
    • Is this enough to cover the check?
    Definition
    (verb) spread over a surface to conceal or protect
    Example Sentence
    • This paint covers well
    Definition
    (verb) cover as if with a shroud
    Synonyms : enshroud , hide , shroud
    Example Sentence
    • The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery
    Definition
    (verb) copulate with a female, used especially of horses
    Synonyms : breed
    Example Sentence
    • The horse covers the mare
    Definition
    (verb) put something on top of something else
    Synonyms : overlay
    Example Sentence
    • cover the meat with a lot of gravy
    Definition
    (verb) play a higher card than the one previously played
    Example Sentence
    • Smith covered again
    Definition
    (verb) be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game Definition
    (verb) sit on (eggs)
    Synonyms : brood , hatch , incubate
    Example Sentence
    • Birds brood
    • The female covers the eggs
    Definition
    (verb) clothe, as if for protection from the elements
    Synonyms : wrap up
    Example Sentence
    • cover your head!
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