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Cover meaning

cover - 28 dictionary results

  1. 1. a false identity and background ( especially one created for an undercover agent); " her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment"
  2. 2. a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else; " they made a cover of a Beatles' song"
  3. 3. maintain a check on; especially by patrolling; " The second officer covered the top floor"
  4. 4. hold within range of an aimed firearm
  5. 5. be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game
  6. 6. 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"
  7. 7. spread over a surface to conceal or protect; " This paint covers well"
  8. 8. be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of; " Is this enough to cover the check?"
  9. 9. to take an action to protect against future problems; " Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself"
  10. 10. help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities; " She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week"
  11. 11. invest with a large or excessive amount of something; " She covered herself with glory"
  12. 12. provide for; " The grant doesn't cover my salary"
  13. 13. To overspread the surface of ( one thing) with another; as, to cover wood with paint or lacquer; to cover a table with a cloth.
  14. 14. To envelop; to clothe, as with a mantle or cloak.
  15. 15. To invest ( one's self with something); to bring upon ( one's self); as, he covered himself with glory.
  16. 16. To hide sight; to conceal; to cloak; as, the enemy were covered from our sight by the woods.
  17. 17. To brood or sit on; to incubate.
  18. 18. To shelter, as from evil or danger; to protect; to defend; as, the cavalry covered the retreat.
  19. 19. To remove from remembrance; to put away; to remit.
  20. 20. To extend over; to be sufficient for; to comprehend, include, or embrace; to account for or solve; to counterbalance; as, a mortgage which fully covers a sum loaned on it; a law which covers all possible cases of a crime; receipts than do not cover expenses.
  21. 21. To put the usual covering or headdress on.
  22. 22. Anything which veils or conceals; a screen; disguise; a cloak.
  23. 23. Shelter; protection; as, the troops fought under cover of the batteries; the woods afforded a good cover.
  24. 24. The woods, underbrush, etc., which shelter and conceal game; covert; as, to beat a cover; to ride to cover.
  25. 25. The lap of a slide valve.
  26. 26. To spread a table for a meal; to prepare a banquet.
  27. 27. Shelter; protection; anything that covers.
  28. 28. To spread over; hide; clothe; protect; suffice for.

cover - examples of usage

  1. No trees near enough to cover our men from their fire. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  2. Mav's cows were all safe under cover. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. In some years I do not do the half of that, but would cover my transactions in that way in any year. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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