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cover

 
Noun cover has 10 senses
  1. screen, cover, covert, concealment - a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; "they crouched behind the screen"; "under cover of darkness"
    --1 is a kind of covering
    --1 has particulars: blind; camouflage; shoji; stalking-horse
    Derived forms: verb cover19, verb cover2, verb cover1
  2. blanket, cover - bedding that keeps a person warm in bed; "he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"
    --2 is a kind of bedclothes, bed clothing, bedding
    --2 has particulars:
     afghan; electric blanket; mackinaw, Mackinaw blanket; manta; security blanket
  3. cover, covering, screening, masking - the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"
    --3 is a kind of concealment, concealing, hiding
    Derived form: verb cover19
  4. binding, book binding, cover, back - the front and back covering of a book; "the book had a leather binding"
    --4 is a kind of protective covering, protective cover, protection
    --4 is a part of book, volume
    --4 has particulars: half binding; three-quarter binding
    Derived forms: verb cover2, verb cover1
  5. covering, natural covering, cover - a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
    --5 is a kind of natural object
    --5 has particulars:
     scale; shell; test; body covering; sheath, case; integument; blanket, mantle; crust, incrustation, encrustation; envelope; indumentum, indument; shell; shell, eggshell; skim; slough; snowcap; vesture; peridium; pericarp, seed vessel; perianth, chlamys, floral envelope, perigone, perigonium; theca, sac; indusium; bark
  6. top, cover - 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"
    --6 is a kind of covering
    --6 has particulars: cap; lid; manhole cover; screwtop
    Derived form: verb cover22
  7. cover, covering fire - fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations; "artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal"
    --7 is a kind of fire, firing
    Derived form: verb cover9
  8. cover charge, cover - a fixed charge by a restaurant or night club over and above the charge for food and drink
    --8 is a kind of fixed charge, fixed cost, fixed costs
    Derived form: verb cover18
  9. cover, cover version, cover song - a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else; "they made a cover of a Beatles' song"
    --9 is a kind of recording
  10. cover - a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent); "her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment"
    --10 is a kind of
    concealment, concealing, hiding
Verb cover has 26 senses
  1. cover - 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"
    Antonyms:
    uncover, expose
    Derived forms: noun cover4, noun cover1, noun covering2
    Sample sentence:
    They cover the halls with holly
  2. cover, spread over - form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave"
    --2 is one way to touch, adjoin, meet, contact
    Derived forms: noun cover4, noun cover1, noun covering1
    Sample sentence:
    Holly flowers cover the halls
  3. cover, extend - 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"
    --3 is one way to be
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  4. cover - provide for; "The grant doesn't cover my salary"
    --4 is one way to
    satisfy, fulfill, fulfil, live up to
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address - 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"
    --5 is one way to broach, initiate
    Derived form: noun coverage2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  6. embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover - 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"
    --6 is one way to include
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  7. traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across - travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
    --7 is one way to pass, go through, go across
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s PP
  8. report, cover - 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"
    --8 is one way to inform
    Derived form: noun coverage3
    Sample sentence:
    They won't cover the story
  9. cover - hold within range of an aimed firearm
    --9 is one way to
    protect
    Derived form: noun cover7
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  10. cover - to take an action to protect against future problems; "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself"
    --10 is one way to
    protect
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  11. cover, cover up - hide from view or knowledge; "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House"
    --11 is one way to hide, conceal
    Derived form: noun covering3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  12. cover - protect or defend (a position in a game); "he covered left field"
    --12 is one way to
    protect
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  13. cover - maintain a check on; especially by patrolling; "The second officer covered the top floor"
    --13 is one way to
    see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  14. cover, insure, underwrite - protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this"
    --14 is one way to guarantee, warrant
    Derived form: noun coverage1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  15. cover, compensate, overcompensate - make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"
    --15 is one way to compensate, counterbalance, correct, even out, even off, even up
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  16. cover - invest with a large or excessive amount of something; "She covered herself with glory"
    --16 is one way to
    endow, indue, gift, empower, invest, endue
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  17. cover - help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities; "She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week"
    --17 is one way to
    substitute, deputize, deputise, step in
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  18. cover - be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of; "Is this enough to cover the check?"
    --18 is one way to
    be
    Derived form: noun cover8
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  19. cover - spread over a surface to conceal or protect; "This paint covers well"
    --19 is one way to
    hide, conceal
    Derived forms: noun cover3, noun cover1, noun covering3, noun covering4
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  20. shroud, enshroud, hide, cover - cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"
    --20 is one way to envelop, enfold, enwrap, wrap, enclose
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  21. breed, cover - copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare"
    --21 is one way to copulate, mate, pair, couple
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  22. overlay, cover - put something on top of something else; "cover the meat with a lot of gravy"
    Derived form: noun cover6
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  23. cover - play a higher card than the one previously played; "Smith covered again"
    --23 is one way to
    play
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  24. cover - be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game
    --24 is one way to
    protect
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  25. brood, hatch, cover, incubate - sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
    --25 is one way to reproduce, procreate, multiply
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  26. cover, wrap up - clothe, as if for protection from the elements; "cover your head!"
    --26 is one way to dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel
    Derived form: noun covering4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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