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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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