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Definitions of cover

  1. To accomplish; pass over, as a distance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To put something over; to conceal; to overspread, as the top of anything; to sit upon or incubate, as a hen her eggs; to overrun; extand thickly over an area; to include or be sufflcient for; to pass over, as a space; shelter; clothe. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To hide: to clothe: to shelter: to brood or sit on: to be sufficient for, as to cover expense. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To spread over; hide; clothe; protect; suffice for. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. Put on a hat or headdress. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To lay a table for a meal: to prepare a banquet. Shak. "To cover courtly for a king."-Greene. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. span an interval of distance, space or time; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. clothe, as if for protection from the elements; "cover your head!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. play a higher card than the one previously played; "Smith covered again" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. hide from view or knowledge; "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism; "Snow reported on China in the 1950's"; "The cub reporter covered New York City" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. protect or defend (a position in a game); "he covered left field" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. To spread over with something; to conceal by something overspread or interposed; to clothe; to overwhelm; to conceal from notice or punishment; to refrain from disclosing or confessing; to wrap or envelop; to shelter; to incubate; to be of equal extent; to be equivalent to; to include or embrace. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. To overspread the surface or top of anything by another thing; to veil or conceal from view by some intervening object; to clothe; to shelter; to protect; to equal or be equivalent to. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Dining apparatus for one. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. the front and back covering of a book; "the book had a leather binding" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. a fixed charge by a restaurant or night club over and above the charge for food and drink Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent); "her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else; "they made a cover of a Beatles' song" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. maintain a check on; especially by patrolling; "The second officer covered the top floor" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. hold within range of an aimed firearm Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. spread over a surface to conceal or protect; "This paint covers well" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. to take an action to protect against future problems; "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities; "She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. invest with a large or excessive amount of something; "She covered herself with glory" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. provide for; "The grant doesn't cover my salary" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. To overspread the surface of (one thing) with another; as, to cover wood with paint or lacquer; to cover a table with a cloth. Newage Dictionary DB
  36. To envelop; to clothe, as with a mantle or cloak. Newage Dictionary DB
  37. To invest (one's self with something); to bring upon (one's self); as, he covered himself with glory. Newage Dictionary DB
  38. To hide sight; to conceal; to cloak; as, the enemy were covered from our sight by the woods. Newage Dictionary DB
  39. To brood or sit on; to incubate. Newage Dictionary DB
  40. To shelter, as from evil or danger; to protect; to defend; as, the cavalry covered the retreat. Newage Dictionary DB
  41. To remove from remembrance; to put away; to remit. Newage Dictionary DB
  42. To extend over; to be sufficient for; to comprehend, include, or embrace; to account for or solve; to counterbalance; as, a mortgage which fully covers a sum loaned on it; a law which covers all possible cases of a crime; receipts than do not cover expenses. Newage Dictionary DB
  43. To put the usual covering or headdress on. Newage Dictionary DB
  44. To copulate with (a female); to serve; as, a horse covers a mare; -- said of the male. Newage Dictionary DB
  45. Anything which is laid, set, or spread, upon, about, or over, another thing; an envelope; a lid; as, the cover of a book. Newage Dictionary DB
  46. Anything which veils or conceals; a screen; disguise; a cloak. Newage Dictionary DB
  47. Shelter; protection; as, the troops fought under cover of the batteries; the woods afforded a good cover. Newage Dictionary DB
  48. The woods, underbrush, etc., which shelter and conceal game; covert; as, to beat a cover; to ride to cover. Newage Dictionary DB
  49. The lap of a slide valve. Newage Dictionary DB
  50. A tablecloth, and the other table furniture; esp., the table furniture for the use of one person at a meal; as, covers were laid for fifty guests. Newage Dictionary DB
  51. To spread a table for a meal; to prepare a banquet. Newage Dictionary DB
  52. That which is laid on something else; a protection; a shelter; a thicket concealing game; the table equipment at a meal, especially for one person. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  53. That which covers or protects: (hunting) the retreat of a fox or hare. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  54. Shelter; protection; anything that covers. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  55. That which covers; a veil or disguise; a shelter, as a thicket; defense; protection. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  56. Table furniture for one person. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  57. Anything that covers; a screen; shelter; protection; the woods, underbush, &c., which shelter and conceal game. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  58. Anything laid or spread over something else; anything that veils or conceals; disguise; shelter; protection. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for cover

  1. She longed to cover them with her hands; or bid him look away over the woods and water, while he went on saying these sweet things to her. – The Rosary by Florence L. Barclay
  2. As we wanted to be together, we did not go to the theatre that day and when we got home I did not wait for Marcoline to undress to cover her with kisses. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
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