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  1. [noun] a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; "they crouched behind the screen"; "under cover of darkness"
    Synonyms: screen, concealment

  2. [noun] bedding that keeps a person warm in bed; "he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"
    Synonyms: blanket

  3. [noun] the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"
    Synonyms: ing, screening, masking

  4. [noun] the front and back covering of a book; "the book had a leather binding"
    Synonyms: binding, book binding, back

  5. [noun] a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
    Synonyms: ing, natural ing

  6. [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"
    Synonyms: top

  7. [noun] fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations; "artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal"
    Synonyms: ing fire

  8. [noun] a fixed charge by a restaurant or night club over and above the charge for food and drink
    Synonyms: charge

  9. [noun] a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else; "they made a cover of a Beatles' song"
    Synonyms: version, song

  10. [noun] a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent); "her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment"

  11. [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"

  12. [verb] form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave"
    Synonyms: spread over

  13. [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"
    Synonyms: extend

  14. [verb] provide for; "The grant doesn't cover my salary"

  15. [verb] 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: treat, handle, plow, deal, address

  16. [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"
    Synonyms: embrace, encompass, comprehend

  17. [verb] travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
    Synonyms: traverse, track, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across

  18. [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"
    Synonyms: report

  19. [verb] hold within range of an aimed firearm

  20. [verb] to take an action to protect against future problems; "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself"

  21. [verb] hide from view or knowledge; "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House"
    Synonyms: up

  22. [verb] protect or defend (a position in a game); "he covered left field"

  23. [verb] maintain a check on; especially by patrolling; "The second officer covered the top floor"

  24. [verb] protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this"
    Synonyms: insure, underwrite

  25. [verb] make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"
    Synonyms: compensate, overcompensate

  26. [verb] invest with a large or excessive amount of something; "She covered herself with glory"

  27. [verb] help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities; "She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week"

  28. [verb] be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of; "Is this enough to cover the check?"

  29. [verb] spread over a surface to conceal or protect; "This paint covers well"

  30. [verb] cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"
    Synonyms: shroud, enshroud, hide

  31. [verb] copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare"
    Synonyms: breed

  32. [verb] put something on top of something else; "cover the meat with a lot of gravy"
    Synonyms: overlay

  33. [verb] play a higher card than the one previously played; "Smith covered again"

  34. [verb] be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game

  35. [verb] sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
    Synonyms: brood, hatch, incubate

  36. [verb] clothe, as if for protection from the elements; "cover your head!"
    Synonyms: wrap up


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