1. [ noun ] the act of protecting something by covering it
Related terms: protection dressing cover
2. [ noun ] the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
Synonyms: cover masking screening

"the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"

Related terms: concealment cover dissemble cover
3. [ noun ] an artifact that cover something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
Related terms: artifact clothing screen protective_covering flap toe cloak mask top floorcover swathing coating upholstery wrapping footwear earmuff imbrication folder canopy finger instep bubble mercy_seat cover_plate casing artificial_skin paddlebox exhaust_hood drape fig_leaf chafing_gear planking cloth_covering paddle-box bootleg thumb cover
4. [ noun ] a natural object that covers or envelops
Synonyms: cover natural_covering

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

Related terms: natural_object bark blanket sheath crust envelope pericarp indument shell body_covering test shell slough shell snowcap perianth peridium skim vesture theca indusium integument scale cover
5. [ adjective ] actively protective
Synonyms: shielding

"provided covering fire for the platoon that was moving up"

Related terms: protective
6. [ adjective ] above or covering a wide area
Synonyms: overhanging overspreading

"the covering darkness" "shadow of the overhanging crag" "the dark overspreading clouds"

Related terms: wide
7. [ noun ] (work) the work of applying something
Synonyms: application coating

"the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine" "a complete bleach requires several applications" "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";

Related terms: manual_labor painting waxing lubrication paving anointing lining tinning papering plastering scumble plating tiling spraying fumigation galvanisation foliation tinning coat
Similar spelling:   couperin