Cov´er   Pronunciation: k?v´?r
v. t.1.To overspread the surface of (one thing) with another; as, to cover wood with paint or lacquer; to cover a table with a cloth.
[imp. & p. p. Covered (-?rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Covering.]
2.To envelop; to clothe, as with a mantle or cloak.
All that beauty than doth cover thee.
- Shak.
3.To invest (one's self with something); to bring upon (one's self); as, he covered himself with glory.
4.To hide sight; to conceal; to cloak; as, the enemy were covered from our sight by the woods.
A cloud covered the mount.
- Exod. xxiv. 15.
In vain shou striv'st to cover shame with shame.
- Milton.
5.To brood or sit on; to incubate.
7.To shelter, as from evil or danger; to protect; to defend; as, the cavalry covered the retreat.
8.To remove from remembrance; to put away; to remit.
9.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.
10.To put the usual covering or headdress on.
Cover thy head . . . ; nay, prithee, be covered.
- Shak.
11.To copulate with (a female); to serve; as, a horse covers a mare; - said of the male.
To cover ground
to pass over; as, the rider covered the ground in an hour.
To cover one's short contracts
(Stock Exchange) to buy stock when the market rises, as a dealer who has sold short does in order to protect himself.
Covering party
(Mil.) a detachment of troops sent for the protection of another detachment, as of men working in the trenches.
To cover into
to transfer to; as, to cover into the treasury.
n.1.Anything which is laid, set, or spread, upon, about, or over, another thing; an envelope; a lid; as, the cover of a book.
2.Anything which veils or conceals; a screen; disguise; a cloak.
A handsome cover for imperfections.
- Collier.
3.Shelter; protection; as, the troops fought under cover of the batteries; the woods afforded a good cover.
4.(Hunting) The woods, underbrush, etc., which shelter and conceal game; covert; as, to beat a cover; to ride to cover.
6.(Steam Engine) The lap of a slide valve.
7.A tablecloth, and the other table furniture; esp., the table furniture for the use of one person at a meal; as, covers were laid for fifty guests.
To break cover
to start from a covert or lair; - said of game.
Under cover
in an envelope, or within a letter; - said of a written message.
v. i.1.To spread a table for a meal; to prepare a banquet.
Noun1.cover - a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; "they crouched behind the screen"; "under cover of darkness"
2.Covercover - bedding that keeps a person warm in bed; "he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"
Synonyms: blanket
3.cover - the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"
4.Covercover - the front and back covering of a book; "the book had a leather binding"
5.cover - a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
6.cover - 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"
Synonyms: top
7.cover - fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations; "artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal"
Synonyms: covering fire
8.cover - a fixed charge by a restaurant or night club over and above the charge for food and drink
Synonyms: cover charge
9.cover - a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else; "they made a cover of a Beatles' song"
10.cover - a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent); "her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment"
Verb1.cover - 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"
uncover, expose - remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body; "uncover your belly"; "The man exposed himself in the subway"
2.cover - form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave"
Synonyms: spread over
3.cover - 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"
Synonyms: extend
4.cover - provide for; "The grant doesn't cover my salary"
5.cover - deal with 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"
Synonyms: deal, plow, handle, treat, address
6.cover - 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"
7.cover - travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
8.cover - 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"
Synonyms: report
9.cover - hold within range of an aimed firearm
10.cover - to take an action to protect against future problems; "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself"
11.cover - hide from view or knowledge; "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House"
Synonyms: cover up
12.cover - protect or defend (a position in a game); "he covered left field"
13.cover - maintain a check on; especially by patrolling; "The second officer covered the top floor"
14.cover - protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this"
Synonyms: underwrite, insure
15.cover - make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"
16.cover - invest with a large or excessive amount of something; "She covered herself with glory"
17.cover - help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities; "She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week"
18.cover - be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of; "Is this enough to cover the check?"
19.cover - spread over a surface to conceal or protect; "This paint covers well"
20.cover - cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"
Synonyms: enshroud, shroud, hide
21.cover - copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare"
Synonyms: breed
22.cover - put something on top of something else; "cover the meat with a lot of gravy"
Synonyms: overlay
23.cover - play a higher card than the one previously played; "Smith covered again"
24.cover - be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game
25.cover - sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
Synonyms: incubate, brood, hatch
26.cover - clothe, as if for protection from the elements; "cover your head!"
Synonyms: wrap up
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Covenant for quiet enjoyment
Covenant for title
Covenant not to sue
Covenant to stand seised to uses
Covenants performed
Covent Garden
Coventry act
Coventry blue
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cover charge
Cover crop
cover for
cover girl
cover glass
cover letter
cover plate
cover slip
cover song
cover up
cover version
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