Definitions of cover:
- noun: fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations
Example: "Artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal"
- noun: the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
Example: "The cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"
- noun: a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent)
Example: "Her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment"
- noun: a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else
Example: "They made a cover of a Beatles' song"
- noun: bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
Example: "He pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"
- noun: a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
Example: "Under cover of darkness"
- noun: covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container)
Example: "Put the cover back on the kettle"
- noun: a fixed charge by a restaurant or night club over and above the charge for food and drink
- noun: the front and back covering of a book
- noun: a natural object that covers or envelops
Example: "Under a covering of dust"
- verb: spread over a surface to conceal or protect
Example: "This paint covers well"
- verb: hide from view or knowledge
Example: "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House"
- verb: be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of
Example: "Is this enough to cover the check?"
- verb: to take an action to protect against future problems
Example: "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself"
- verb: help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities
Example: "She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week"
- verb: invest with a large or excessive amount of something
Example: "She covered herself with glory"
- verb: make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
- verb: provide for
Example: "The grant doesn't cover my salary"
- verb: span an interval of distance, space or time
Example: "The period covered the turn of the century"
- verb: clothe, as if for protection from the elements
Example: "Cover your head!"
- verb: protect by insurance
Example: "The insurance won't cover this"
- verb: maintain a check on; especially by patrolling
Example: "The second officer covered the top floor"
- verb: deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression
Example: "The course covered all of Western Civilization"
- verb: hold within range of an aimed firearm
- verb: protect or defend (a position in a game)
Example: "He covered left field"
- verb: be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game
- verb: play a higher card than the one previously played
Example: "Smith covered again"
- verb: form a cover over
Example: "The grass covered the grave"
- verb: provide with a covering or cause to be covered
Example: "Cover her face with a handkerchief"
- verb: be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism
Example: "The cub reporter covered New York City"
- verb: put something on top of something else
Example: "Cover the meat with a lot of gravy"
- verb: copulate with a female, used especially of horses
Example: "The horse covers the mare"
- verb: sit on (eggs)
Example: "The female covers the eggs"
- verb: travel across or pass over
Example: "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
- verb: include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
Example: "This should cover everyone in the group"
- verb: cover as if with a shroud
- name: A surname (rare: 1 in 50000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #7492)
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