1. [ verb ] 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"

Related terms: uncover put_on hold wrap line coat envelop plank soap smother wax blanket mask roof frost plaster grease oil jacket mound_over plaster smear pall sod flash parcel flake veneer board_up wash coif hood sheathe bind blacklead gravel straw recover bark canvas clapboard cowl bank canopy bread face blinker blindfold feather turf daub crown aluminize sheet tile spritz butter lag mask mask paste felt carpet lubricate paint plaster wallpaper laminate crape concrete foil grass spray lime brush white-out spread drape dust paper frost frost carpet wash steel mulch overlay binding
2. [ verb ] form a cover over
Synonyms: spread_over

"The grass covered the grave"

Related terms: touch flood submerge mist strew coat mantle glaciate carpet blanket grass smother bloody shroud covering
3. [ verb ] span an interval of distance, space or time
Synonyms: extend

"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"

Related terms: be cross spread dot overlap overlap sweep ridge
4. [ verb ] provide for

"The grant doesn't cover my salary"

Related terms: satisfy
5. [ verb ] deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression
Synonyms: deal treat handle plow work address

"This book deals with incest" "The course covered all of Western Civilization" "The new book treats the history of China"

Related terms: broach discourse spiel theologise treat embrace discussion
6. [ verb ] include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
Synonyms: embrace encompass comprehend

"This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds" "this should cover everyone in the group"

Related terms: include
7. [ noun ] a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
Synonyms: screen concealment covert

"they crouched behind the screen" "under cover of darkness"

Related terms: covering blind shoji stalking-horse camouflage
8. [ noun ] bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
Synonyms: blanket

"he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"

Related terms: bedclothes afghan mackinaw manta security_blanket electric_blanket
9. [ verb ] travel across or pass over
Synonyms: cross get_over traverse cut_across pass_over cut_through get_across track

"The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

Related terms: pass walk crisscross hop bridge ford stride tramp drive course jaywalk path crossing traverser traversal
10. [ noun ] the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
Synonyms: masking screening covering

"the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"

Related terms: concealment dissemble
11. [ verb ] (news) be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism
Synonyms: report

"Snow reported on China in the 1950's" "The cub reporter covered New York City"

Related terms: inform reporter coverage
12. [ noun ] the front and back covering of a book
Synonyms: book_binding back binding

"the book had a leather binding"

Related terms: protective_covering half_binding three-quarter_binding book bind
13. [ verb ] hold within range of an aimed firearm
Related terms: protect
14. [ verb ] hide from view or knowledge
Synonyms: cover_up

"The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House"

Related terms: hide whitewash cover-up
15. [ verb ] protect by insurance
Synonyms: insure underwrite

"The insurance won't cover this"

Related terms: guarantee indemnify reinsure insurance insurer coverage
16. [ verb ] maintain a check on; esp. by patrolling

"The second officer covered the top floor"

Related terms: see report
17. [ verb ] to take an action to protect against future problems

"Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself."

Related terms: protect
18. [ noun ] covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container)
Synonyms: top

"he removed the top of the carton" "he couldn't get the top off of the bottle" "put the cover back on the kettle"

Related terms: covering cap manhole_cover screwtop lid overlay
19. [ noun ] a natural object that covers or envelops
Synonyms: natural_covering covering

"under a covering of dust" "the fox was flushed from its cover"

Related terms: natural_object blanket bark sheath crust envelope pericarp indument shell body_covering test slough shell snowcap peridium perianth integument skim vesture theca indusium shell scale
20. [ verb ] (games) protect or defend a position in a game

"he covered left field"

Related terms: protect double-team
21. [ noun ] (military) fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations
Synonyms: covering_fire

"artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal"

Related terms: fire
22. [ noun ] a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent)

"her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment"

Related terms: concealment
23. [ verb ] (cards) play a higher card than the one previously played

"Smith covered again"

Related terms: play card_game
24. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 7492
25. [ noun ] (accounting,business) a fixed charge by a restaurant or night club over and above the charge for food and drink
Synonyms: cover_charge
Related terms: fixed_charge
26. [ verb ] (games) be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game
Related terms: protect
27. [ verb ] (sexuality) copulate with a female, used esp. of horses
Synonyms: breed

"The horse covers the mare"

Related terms: copulate animal_husbandry brood
28. [ verb ] cover as if with a shroud
Synonyms: shroud hide enshroud

"The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"

Related terms: envelop pall
29. [ verb ] put something on top of something else
Synonyms: overlay

"cover the meat with a lot of gravy"

Related terms: splash top sheathing
30. [ verb ] sit on (eggs)
Synonyms: incubate hatch brood

"Birds brood" "The female covers the eggs"

Related terms: reproduce hatch breed hatch brooding incubator sit_down
31. [ verb ] be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of

"Is this enough to cover the check?"

Related terms: be cover_charge
32. [ verb ] invest with a large or excessive amount of something

"She covered herself with glory"

Related terms: endow
33. [ verb ] make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
Synonyms: overcompensate compensate

"he is compensating for being a bad father"

Related terms: compensate
34. [ noun ] (computer science) a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else
Synonyms: cover_version cover_song

"they made a cover of a Beatles' song"

Related terms: recording
35. [ verb ] help out by taking someone's place an temporarily assuming his responsibilities

"She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week"

Related terms: substitute
36. [ verb ] spread over a surface to conceal or protect

"This paint covers well"

Related terms: hide covering
37. [ verb ] (clothing) clothe, as if for protection from the elements
Synonyms: wrap_up

"cover your head!"

Related terms: dress covering
Similar spelling:   Coover