cover

phonetic symbol: / kʌ́vɚ / 

cover - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations
e.g.)
・artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal
covering fire

[ noun ]
■ the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
e.g.)
・the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft
covering , masking , screening

[ noun ]
■ a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent)
e.g.)
・her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment

[ noun ]
■ the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
back , binding , book binding

[ noun ]
■ bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
e.g.)
・he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep
blanket

[ noun ]
■ a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else
e.g.)
・they made a cover of a Beatles' song
cover song , cover version

[ noun ]
■ a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
e.g.)
・under cover of darkness
・the brush provided a covert for game
concealment , covert , screen

[ noun ]
■ covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container)
e.g.)
・put the cover back on the kettle
top

[ noun ]
■ a natural object that covers or envelops
e.g.)
・under a covering of dust
・the fox was flushed from its cover
covering , natural covering

[ noun ]
■ a fixed charge by a restaurant or nightclub over and above the charge for food and drink
cover charge

[ verb ]
■ clothe, as if for protection from the elements
e.g.)
・cover your head!
wrap up

[ verb ]
■ sit on (eggs)
e.g.)
・The female covers the eggs
brood , hatch , incubate

[ verb ]
■ protect by insurance
e.g.)
・The insurance won't cover this
insure , underwrite

[ verb ]
■ be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism
e.g.)
・The cub reporter covered New York City
report

[ verb ]
■ maintain a check on
■ especially by patrolling
e.g.)
・The second officer covered the top floor

[ verb ]
■ act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
e.g.)
・The course covered all of Western Civilization
address , deal , handle , plow , treat

[ verb ]
■ hold within range of an aimed firearm

[ verb ]
■ protect or defend (a position in a game)
e.g.)
・he covered left field

[ verb ]
■ be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game

[ verb ]
■ play a higher card than the one previously played
e.g.)
・Smith covered again

[ verb ]
■ form a cover over
e.g.)
・The grass covered the grave
spread over

[ verb ]
■ provide with a covering or cause to be covered
e.g.)
・cover her face with a handkerchief
・cover the child with a blanket
・cover the grave with flowers

[ verb ]
■ put something on top of something else
e.g.)
・cover the meat with a lot of gravy
overlay

[ verb ]
■ copulate with a female, used especially of horses
e.g.)
・The horse covers the mare
breed

[ verb ]
■ cover as if with a shroud
enshroud , hide , shroud

[ verb ]
■ travel across or pass over
e.g.)
・The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day
cross , cut across , cut through , get across , get over , pass over , track , traverse

[ verb ]
■ spread over a surface to conceal or protect
e.g.)
・This paint covers well

[ verb ]
■ hide from view or knowledge
e.g.)
・The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House
cover up

[ verb ]
■ be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of
e.g.)
・Is this enough to cover the check?

[ verb ]
■ to take an action to protect against future problems
e.g.)
・Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself

[ verb ]
■ help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities
e.g.)
・She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week

[ verb ]
■ invest with a large or excessive amount of something
e.g.)
・She covered herself with glory

[ verb ]
■ include in scope
■ include as part of something broader
■ have as one's sphere or territory
e.g.)
・this should cover everyone in the group
comprehend , embrace , encompass

[ verb ]
■ make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
compensate , overcompensate

[ verb ]
■ provide for
e.g.)
・The grant doesn't cover my salary

[ verb ]
■ span an interval of distance, space or time
e.g.)
・The period covered the turn of the century
・This farm covers some 200 acres
continue , extend

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