Noun: covering kú-vu-ring
Verb: cover kú-vu(r)
- A natural object that covers or envelops
"under a covering of dust";
- natural covering, cover
- An artifact that covers something else (usually to protect, shelter or conceal it)
- The act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
"the covering concealed their guns from enemy aircraft";
- cover, screening, masking
- The act of protecting something by covering it
- The work of applying something
"the doctor prescribed a topical covering of iodine";
- application, coating
- 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"
- Form a cover over
"The grass covered the grave";
- spread over
- Span an interval of distance, space or time
"The period covered the turn of the century"; "This farm covers some 200 acres";
- continue, extend
- Provide for
"The grant doesn't cover my salary"
- Act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
"The course covered all of Western Civilization";
- treat, handle, plow [N. Amer], deal, address, plough [Brit, Cdn]
- Include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
"this should cover everyone in the group";
- embrace, encompass, comprehend
- Travel across or pass over
"The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day";
- traverse, track, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across
- Be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism
"The cub reporter covered New York City";
- Hold within range of an aimed firearm
- To take an action to protect against future problems
"Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself"
- Hide from view or knowledge
"The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House";
- cover up, paper over
- Protect or defend (a position in a game)
"he covered left field"
- Maintain a check on; especially by patrolling
"The second officer covered the top floor"
- Protect by insurance
"The insurance won't cover this";
- insure, underwrite
- Make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
"he is covering for being a bad father";
- compensate, overcompensate
- Invest with a large or excessive amount of something
"She covered herself with glory"
- Help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities
"She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week"
- Be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of
"Is this enough to cover the check?"
- Spread over a surface to conceal or protect
"This paint covers well"
- Cover as if with a shroud
"The origins of this civilization are covered in mystery";
- shroud, enshroud, hide
- (animal husbandry) copulate with a female, used especially of horses
"The horse covers the mare";
- Put something on top of something else
"cover the meat with a lot of gravy";
- (card game) play a higher card than the one previously played
"Smith covered again"
- Be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game
- Sit on (eggs)
"The female covers the eggs";
- brood, hatch, incubate
- Clothe, as if for protection from the elements
"cover your head!";
- wrap up
Derived forms: coverings
Type of: adjoin, apparel, artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], ascertain, assure, be, broach, check, clothe, compensate, conceal, concealing, concealment, contact, control, copulate, correct, counterbalance, couple, deputise [Brit], deputize, dress, empower, enclose, enclothe, endow, endue, enfold, ensure, envelop, enwrap, even off, even out, even up, fit out, fulfil [Brit, Cdn], fulfill [N. Amer], garb, garment, gift, go across, go through, guarantee, habilitate [archaic], hide, hiding, include, indue, inform, initiate, insure, invest, live up to, make up, manual labor [US], manual labour [Brit, Cdn], mate, meet, multiply, natural object, pair, pass, play, procreate, protect, protection, raiment [archaic], reproduce, satisfy, see, see to it, step in, sub, substitute, tog, touch, warrant, wrap
Encyclopedia: Covering Cover, Protective, Individual