Definitions for cover

Definitions for (noun) cover

Main entry: cover, covering fire

Definition: fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations

Usage: artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal

Main entry: masking, screening, cover, covering

Definition: the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it

Usage: the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft

Main entry: cover

Definition: a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent)

Usage: her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment

Main entry: binding, back, book binding, cover

Definition: the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book

Usage: the book had a leather binding

Main entry: blanket, cover

Definition: bedding that keeps a person warm in bed

Usage: he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep

Main entry: cover, cover song, cover version

Definition: a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else

Usage: they made a cover of a Beatles' song

Main entry: screen, concealment, cover, covert

Definition: a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something

Usage: 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

Main entry: top, cover

Definition: covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container)

Usage: he removed the top of the carton; he couldn't get the top off of the bottle; put the cover back on the kettle

Main entry: cover, covering, natural covering

Definition: a natural object that covers or envelops

Usage: under a covering of dust; the fox was flushed from its cover

Main entry: cover, cover charge

Definition: a fixed charge by a restaurant or nightclub over and above the charge for food and drink

Definitions for (verb) cover

Main entry: cover, wrap up

Definition: clothe, as if for protection from the elements

Usage: cover your head!

Main entry: brood, incubate, hatch, cover

Definition: sit on (eggs)

Usage: Birds brood; The female covers the eggs

Main entry: underwrite, cover, insure

Definition: protect by insurance

Usage: The insurance won't cover this

Main entry: report, cover

Definition: be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism

Usage: Snow reported on China in the 1950's; The cub reporter covered New York City

Main entry: cover

Definition: maintain a check on; especially by patrolling

Usage: The second officer covered the top floor

Main entry: cover, deal, address, plow, handle, treat

Definition: act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression

Usage: This book deals with incest; The course covered all of Western Civilization; The new book treats the history of China

Main entry: cover

Definition: hold within range of an aimed firearm

Main entry: cover

Definition: protect or defend (a position in a game)

Usage: he covered left field

Main entry: cover

Definition: be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game

Main entry: cover

Definition: play a higher card than the one previously played

Usage: Smith covered again

Main entry: cover, spread over

Definition: form a cover over

Usage: The grass covered the grave

Main entry: cover

Definition: provide with a covering or cause to be covered

Usage: cover her face with a handkerchief; cover the child with a blanket; cover the grave with flowers

Main entry: overlay, cover

Definition: put something on top of something else

Usage: cover the meat with a lot of gravy

Main entry: breed, cover

Definition: copulate with a female, used especially of horses

Usage: The horse covers the mare

Main entry: enshroud, shroud, hide, cover

Definition: cover as if with a shroud

Usage: The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery

Main entry: pass over, track, traverse, cover, cross, cut across, cut through, get across, get over

Definition: travel across or pass over

Usage: The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day

Main entry: cover

Definition: spread over a surface to conceal or protect

Usage: This paint covers well

Main entry: cover, cover up

Definition: hide from view or knowledge

Usage: The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House

Main entry: cover

Definition: be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of

Usage: Is this enough to cover the check?

Main entry: cover

Definition: to take an action to protect against future problems

Usage: Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself

Main entry: cover

Definition: help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities

Usage: She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week

Main entry: cover

Definition: invest with a large or excessive amount of something

Usage: She covered herself with glory

Main entry: cover, embrace, encompass, comprehend

Definition: include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory

Usage: This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds; this should cover everyone in the group

Main entry: compensate, cover, overcompensate

Definition: make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities

Usage: he is compensating for being a bad father

Main entry: cover

Definition: provide for

Usage: The grant doesn't cover my salary

Main entry: extend, cover, continue

Definition: span an interval of distance, space or time

Usage: 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

Visual thesaurus for cover