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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋkʌvZ 〕


〔 ˊkʌvә 〕

Overview of noun cover

The noun cover has 10 senses

  • screen, cover, covert, concealment -- (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")

  • blanket, cover -- (bedding that keeps a person warm in bed; "he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep")

  • cover, covering, screening, masking -- (the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft")

  • binding, book binding, cover, back -- (the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book; "the book had a leather binding")

  • covering, natural covering, cover -- (a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover")

  • top, 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")

  • cover, covering fire -- (fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations; "artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal")

  • cover charge, cover -- (a fixed charge by a restaurant or nightclub over and above the charge for food and drink)

  • cover, cover version, cover song -- (a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else; "they made a cover of a Beatles' song")

  • cover -- (a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent); "her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment")

Overview of verb cover

The verb cover has 26 senses

  • 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")

  • cover, spread over -- (form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave")

  • cover, continue, extend -- (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")

  • cover -- (provide for; "The grant doesn't cover my salary")

  • cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address -- (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")

  • embrace, encompass, comprehend, 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")

  • traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across -- (travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day")

  • report, 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")

  • cover -- (hold within range of an aimed firearm)

  • cover -- (to take an action to protect against future problems; "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself")

  • cover, cover up -- (hide from view or knowledge; "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House")

  • cover -- (protect or defend (a position in a game); "he covered left field")

  • cover -- (maintain a check on; especially by patrolling; "The second officer covered the top floor")

  • cover, insure, underwrite -- (protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this")

  • cover, compensate, overcompensate -- (make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father")

  • cover -- (invest with a large or excessive amount of something; "She covered herself with glory")

  • cover -- (help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities; "She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week")

  • cover -- (be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of; "Is this enough to cover the check?")

  • cover -- (spread over a surface to conceal or protect; "This paint covers well")

  • shroud, enshroud, hide, cover -- (cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery")

  • breed, cover -- (copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare")

  • overlay, cover -- (put something on top of something else; "cover the meat with a lot of gravy")

  • cover -- (play a higher card than the one previously played; "Smith covered again")

  • cover -- (be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game)

  • brood, hatch, cover, incubate -- (sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs")

  • cover, wrap up -- (clothe, as if for protection from the elements; "cover your head!")