cover
noun.
a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
a screen of trees afforded privacy|under cover of darkness|the brush provided a covert for game|the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background
noun.
bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep
Synonym: blanket
noun.
the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft
noun.
the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
the book had a leather binding
noun.
a natural object that covers or envelops
under a covering of dust|the fox was flushed from its cover
noun.
covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container)
he removed the top of the carton|he couldn't get the top off of the bottle|put the cover back on the kettle
Synonym: top
noun.
fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations
artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal
Synonym: covering fire
noun.
a fixed charge by a restaurant or nightclub over and above the charge for food and drink
Synonym: cover charge
noun.
a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else
they made a cover of a Beatles' song
noun.
a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent)
her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment
verb.
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
verb.
form a cover over
The grass covered the grave
Synonym: spread over
verb.
span an interval of distance, space or time
The war extended over five years|The period covered the turn of the century|My land extends over the hills on the horizon|This farm covers some 200 acres|The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles
Synonym: continue, extend
verb.
provide for
The grant doesn't cover my salary
verb.
act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
This book deals with incest|The course covered all of Western Civilization|The new book treats the history of China
verb.
include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds|this should cover everyone in the group
verb.
travel across or pass over
The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day
verb.
be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism
Snow reported on China in the 1950's|The cub reporter covered New York City
Synonym: report
verb.
hold within range of an aimed firearm
verb.
to take an action to protect against future problems
Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself
verb.
hide from view or knowledge
The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House
Synonym: cover up
verb.
protect or defend (a position in a game)
he covered left field
verb.
maintain a check on; especially by patrolling
The second officer covered the top floor
verb.
protect by insurance
The insurance won't cover this
Synonym: insure, underwrite
verb.
make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
he is compensating for being a bad father
verb.
invest with a large or excessive amount of something
She covered herself with glory
verb.
help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities
She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week
verb.
be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of
Is this enough to cover the check?
verb.
spread over a surface to conceal or protect
This paint covers well
verb.
cover as if with a shroud
The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery
Synonym: shroud, hide, enshroud
verb.
copulate with a female, used especially of horses
The horse covers the mare
Synonym: breed
verb.
put something on top of something else
cover the meat with a lot of gravy
Synonym: overlay
verb.
play a higher card than the one previously played
Smith covered again
verb.
be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game
verb.
sit on (eggs)
Birds brood|The female covers the eggs
Synonym: incubate, hatch, brood
verb.
clothe, as if for protection from the elements
cover your head!
Synonym: wrap up
Antonym: uncover