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Definitions of cover

  1. the front and back covering of a book; "the book had a leather binding" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. bedding that keeps a person warm in bed; "he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; "they crouched behind the screen"; "under cover of darkness" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  9. fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations; "artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container); "he removed the top of the carton"; "he couldn't get the top off of the bottle"; "put the cover back on the kettle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a fixed charge by a restaurant or night club over and above the charge for food and drink Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. clothe, as if for protection from the elements; "cover your head!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. play a higher card than the one previously played; "Smith covered again" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. hide from view or knowledge; "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. put something on top of something else; "cover the meat with a lot of gravy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. 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
  22. form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave" 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. protect or defend (a position in a game); "he covered left field" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. 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
  30. copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. spread over a surface to conceal or protect; "This paint covers well" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of; "Is this enough to cover the check?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. to take an action to protect against future problems; "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. 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
  35. invest with a large or excessive amount of something; "She covered herself with glory" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. provide for; "The grant doesn't cover my salary" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. 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
  38. To envelop; to clothe, as with a mantle or cloak. Newage Dictionary DB
  39. To invest (one's self with something); to bring upon (one's self); as, he covered himself with glory. Newage Dictionary DB
  40. To hide sight; to conceal; to cloak; as, the enemy were covered from our sight by the woods. Newage Dictionary DB
  41. To brood or sit on; to incubate. Newage Dictionary DB
  42. To shelter, as from evil or danger; to protect; to defend; as, the cavalry covered the retreat. Newage Dictionary DB
  43. To remove from remembrance; to put away; to remit. Newage Dictionary DB
  44. 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
  45. To put the usual covering or headdress on. Newage Dictionary DB
  46. To copulate with (a female); to serve; as, a horse covers a mare; -- said of the male. Newage Dictionary DB
  47. 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
  48. Anything which veils or conceals; a screen; disguise; a cloak. Newage Dictionary DB
  49. Shelter; protection; as, the troops fought under cover of the batteries; the woods afforded a good cover. Newage Dictionary DB
  50. The woods, underbrush, etc., which shelter and conceal game; covert; as, to beat a cover; to ride to cover. Newage Dictionary DB
  51. The lap of a slide valve. Newage Dictionary DB
  52. 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
  53. To spread a table for a meal; to prepare a banquet. Newage Dictionary DB
  54. 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.
  55. Put on a hat or headdress. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. Shelter; protection; anything that covers. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  61. To spread over; hide; clothe; protect; suffice for. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  62. To overspread; overlay; enwrap; hide; screen; command, as with a weapon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  63. To suffice or compensate for. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  64. To accomplish; pass over, as a distance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  65. 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.
  66. Table furniture for one person. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  67. Dining apparatus for one. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
  70. 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.
  71. 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.
  72. To copulate with (a female); to serve; as, a horse covers a mare; said of the male. dictgcide_fs
  73. kuv'[.e]r, v.t. to hide: to clothe: to extend over: to brood or sit on: to be sufficient for: to protect: to table a coin of equal value in wagering: to copulate with--esp. of a stallion: to screen: to aim directly at.--v.i. to spread over so as to conceal something: to lay a table for a meal: to put one's hat on.--n. that which protects: undergrowth, thicket, concealing game, &c.: the table requisites for one person--plate, knife, fork, napkin, &c.: deceitfulness: a swindler's confederate.--adj. COV'ERED, intended or used for shelter or concealment: roofed over: with the hat on.--ns. COVER'ED-WAY; COV'ERT-WAY (fort.), a path about thirty feet wide outside the ditch of a fort, and so far sunk below the crest of the glacis as to afford cover or shelter to the soldiers; COVER'ING, anything that covers.--adj. COV'ERT, covered: concealed: secret.--n. a place that covers or affords protection.--ns. COV'ERT-COAT, a short light overcoat; COV'ERT-COAT'ING, cloth for such.--adv. COV'ERTLY, in a covered or concealed manner.--n. COV'ERTURE, covering, shelter: (law) the condition of a married woman as legally under the protection of her husband.--COVER INTO, to transfer into; COVER SHORTS, to buy in such stocks as have been sold short, in order to meet one's engagements, &c.; COVER THE BUCKLE, to execute a difficult step in dancing. [Fr. couvrir (It. coprire)--L. co-oper[=i]re--con, and oper[=i]re, to cover.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  74. Overspread, overlay, (with cloth, lid, &c., also fig. with disgrace &c.); strew thoroughly (with); lie over, be a covering to; extend over, occupy the surface of; protect; covering letter, explanatory one with enclosure; (of fortress, guns, &c.) command (territory); conceal (feelings &c.); c. with gun, present gun at; (Mil., Cricket) stand behind (frontrank man, another player to stop balls he misses; c.-point, fielder behind point, his place); include, comprise; suffice to defray (expenses); protect by insurance; (of stallion) copulate with; c. in complete the covering of, fill in (grave &c.) with earth; c. up, conceal, esp. by wrapping up. Hence covering (3) n. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  75. Thing that covers; lid; binding of book; either board of this, as from c. to c.; wrapper, envelope, of letter, as address person under c. to another; hiding-place, shelter; screen, pretence, as under (the) c. of humility; woods or undergrowth sheltering game, COVERT; (Commerc.) funds to meet liability or secure against contingent loss; plate, napkin, &c., laid for each person at table. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  76. n. Any thing which is laid, set, or spread upon, about, or over another; an envelope; a lid; —anything which veils or conceals; a screen; disguise; a cloak; —concealment, shelter, defence; woods, underbrush, &c., which conceal game. [French] Table furniture for a meal. Cabinet Dictionary
  77. Any thing that is laid over another; a concealment, a screen, a veil; shelter, defence. Complete Dictionary

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