HyperDic: cover

English > 36 senses of the word cover:
VERBcontactcoverprovide with a covering or cause to be covered
contactcover, spread overform a cover over
stativecover, continue, extendspan an interval / interval of distance, space or time
stativecoverprovide for
communicationcover, treat, handle, plow, deal, addressact on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
stativecover, embrace, encompass, comprehendinclude in scope
motioncover, traverse, track, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut acrosstravel across or pass over
communicationcover, reportbe responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism
competitioncoverhold within range of an aimed firearm
socialcoverto take an action to protect against future problems
perceptioncover, cover uphide from view or knowledge
competitioncoverprotect or defend (a position in a game / game / game)
communicationcovermaintain a check on
communicationcover, insure, underwriteprotect by insurance
stativecover, compensate, overcompensatemake up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
socialcoverinvest with a large or excessive amount of something
socialcoverhelp out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities
possessioncoverbe sufficient to meet / meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of
perceptioncoverspread over a surface to conceal or protect
contactcover, shroud, enshroud, hidecover as if with a shroud
contactcover, breedcopulate with a female, used especially of horses
contactcover, overlayput something on top of something else
competitioncoverplay a higher card than the one previously played
competitioncoverbe responsible for guarding an opponent in a game / game / game
bodycover, brood, hatch, incubatesit on (eggs)
bodycover, wrap upclothe, as if for protection from the elements
NOUNartifactcover, screen, covert, concealmenta covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
artifactcover, blanketbedding that keeps a person warm in bed
actcover, covering, screening, maskingthe act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
artifactcover, binding, book binding, backthe protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
objectcover, covering, natural coveringa natural object that covers or envelops
artifactcover, topcovering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container)
actcover, covering firefire that makes it difficult for the enemy / enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations
possessioncover, cover chargea fixed charge by a restaurant or nightclub over and above the charge for food and drink
artifactcover, cover version, cover songa recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else
actcovera false / false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent)
cover > pronunciation
Soundskah'ver
Rhymesachiever ... woodcarver: 114 rhymes with ver...
English > cover: 36 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA covering that serves to conceal or shelter something.
Examples
  • "under cover of darkness"
  • "the brush provided a covert for game"
Synonymsscreen, covert, concealment
NarrowerblindA hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)
camouflagedevice or stratagem for concealment or deceit
shojiA translucent screen made of a wooden frame covered with rice paper
stalking-horsescreen consisting of a figure of a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game
BroadercoveringAn artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
Spanishpantalla
Catalanpantalla
Verbscoverprovide with a covering or cause to be covered
coverform a cover over
coverspread over a surface to conceal or protect
English > cover: 36 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningbedding that keeps a person warm in bed.
Example"he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"
Synonymblanket
NarrowerafghanA blanket knitted or crocheted / crocheted in strips or squares
electric blanketA blanket containing and electric heating element that can be controlled to the desired temperature by a rheostat
mackinaw, Mackinaw blanketA thick plaid blanket formerly used in the northwestern United States
mantaA blanket that is used as a cloak or shawl
security blanketA blanket (or toy) that a child carries around in order to reduce anxiety
Broaderbedclothes, bed clothing, beddingcoverings that are used on a bed
Spanishcolcha, frazada, manta
Catalancobertor, flassada, manta
Nounscoverleta decorative bedspread (usually quilted)
English > cover: 36 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it.
Example"the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"
Synonymscovering, screening, masking
Broaderconcealment, concealing, hidingThe activity of keeping something secret
Spanishcobertura, envoltura
Catalancoberta, cobertor, cobertura
Verbscoverspread over a surface to conceal or protect
English > cover: 36 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningThe protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book.
Synonymsbinding, book binding, back
Part ofbook, volumephysical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
Narrowerhalf bindingbook binding in which the spine and part of the sides are bound in one material and the rest in another
three-quarter bindingThe spine and much of the sides are a different material from the rest of the cover
Broaderprotective covering, protective cover, protectionA covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
Spanishcubierta, encuadernación, portada, tapa
Catalanenquadernació, tapa
Verbscoverprovide with a covering or cause to be covered
coverform a cover over
English > cover: 36 senses > noun 5, object
MeaningA natural object that covers or envelops.
Examples
  • "under a covering of dust"
  • "the fox was flushed from its cover"
Synonymscovering, natural covering
Narrowerbarktough / tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
blanket, mantleAnything that covers
body coveringAny covering for the body or a body part
crust, incrustation, encrustationA hard outer layer that covers something
envelopeA natural covering (as by a fluid)
hood, capA protective covering that is part of a plant
indumentum, indumentA covering of fine hairs (or sometimes scales) as on a leaf or insect
indusiumA membrane enclosing and protecting the developing spores especially that covering the sori of a fern
integumentAn outer protective covering such as the skin of an animal or a cuticle or seed coat or rind or shell
perianth, chlamys, floral envelope, perigone, perigoniumCollective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils
pericarp, seed vesselThe ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary
peridiumOuter layer of the spore-bearing organ in many fungi
roofThe inner top surface of a covered area or hollow space
scaleA flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals
sheath, caseAn enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant ... / plant organ or part
shellThe hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod
shellA rigid covering that envelops an object
shell, eggshellThe exterior covering of a bird's egg
skimA thin layer covering the surface of a liquid / liquid
sloughAny outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)
snowcapA covering of snow (as on a mountain peak)
testA hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins
theca, sacA case or sheath especially a pollen sac or moss capsule
vestureSomething that covers or cloaks like a garment
Broadernatural objectAn object occurring naturally
Spanishcubierta, envoltura, protección
Catalancoberta, embolcall, protecció
English > cover: 36 senses > noun 6, artifact
Meaningcovering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container).
Example "put the cover back on the kettle"
Synonymtop
NarrowercapA top (as for a bottle)
lidA movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the opening at the top of a box, chest, jar, pan, etc.
manhole coverA flush iron cover for a manhole (as in a street)
screwtopThe top of a container that must be screwed off and on
BroadercoveringAn artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
Spanishtapadera, tapa
Catalantapadora, tapa
Verbscoverput something on top of something else
English > cover: 36 senses > noun 7, act
Meaningfire that makes it difficult for the enemy / enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations.
Example"artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal"
Synonymcovering fire
Broaderfire, firingThe act of firing / firing / firing weapons or artillery at an enemy / enemy
Verbscoverhold within range of an aimed firearm
English > cover: 36 senses > noun 8, possession
MeaningA fixed charge by a restaurant or nightclub over and above the charge for food and drink.
Synonymcover charge
Broaderfixed charge, fixed cost, fixed costsA periodic charge that does not vary with business volume (as insurance or rent or mortgage payments etc.)
Spanishcover, precio del cubierto
Catalancover
Verbscoverbe sufficient to meet / meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of
English > cover: 36 senses > noun 9, artifact
MeaningA recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else.
Example"they made a cover of a Beatles' song"
Synonymscover version, cover song
BroaderrecordingA storage device on which information (sounds or images) have been recorded
Spanishversión
Catalanversió
English > cover: 36 senses > noun 10, act
MeaningA false / false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent).
Example"her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment"
Broaderconcealment, concealing, hidingThe activity of keeping something secret
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningProvide with a covering or cause to be covered.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey cover the halls with holly
Examples
  • "cover her face with a handkerchief"
  • "cover the child with a blanket"
  • "cover the grave with flowers"
Entailed byburyplace in the earth and cover with soil
smother, asphyxiate, suffocatedeprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
smother, put outdeprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion
tar-and-feathersmear the body of (someone) with tar and feathers
veilTo obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil
Narroweraluminize, aluminiseCover with aluminum
bankCover with ashes so to control the rate of burning
barkCover with bark
bedaub, besmearSpread or daub (a surface)
bindProvide with a binding
blackleadCover with graphite
blanketCover as if with a blanket
blindfoldCover the eyes of (someone) to prevent him from seeing
blinkerput blinders on (a horse)
board upCover with wooden boards
breadCover with bread crumbs
brushCover by brushing
butterSpread butter on
canopyCover with a canopy
canvasCover with canvas
carpetCover with a carpet
carpetCover completely, as if with a carpet
clapboardCover with clapboards
cloakCover with or as if with a cloak
coat, surfacePut a coat on
coifCover with a coif
concreteCover with cement
cowlCover with or as with a cowl
crape, crepeCover or drape with crape
crownput an enamel cover on
daub, smearCover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it
drapeCover or dress loosely with cloth
dustCover with a light dusting of a substance
envelop, enfold, enwrap, wrap, encloseenclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
faceCover the front or surface of
featherCover or fit with feathers
feltCover with felt
flakeCover with flakes or as if with flakes
flashprotect by covering with a thin sheet of metal
foilCover or back with foil
frost, icedecorate with frosting
frostProvide with a rough or speckled surface or appearance
frostCover with frost
grassCover with grass
gravelCover with gravel
greaselubricate with grease
holdcover as for protection against noise or smell
hoodCover with a hood
jacketProvide with a thermally non-conducting cover
lagCover with lagging to prevent heat loss
laminateCover with a thin sheet of non-fabric material
limecover with lime / lime so as to induce growth
lineCover the interior of
maskput a mask on or cover with a mask
mask, block outshield from light
maskCover with a sauce
mound overform mounds over
mulchCover with mulch
oilCover with oil, as if by rubbing
paintapply a liquid / liquid to
pallCover with a pall
paperCover with paper
parcelCover with strips of canvas
pasteCover the surface of
plank, plank overCover with planks
plaster, plaster over, stick onapply a heavy coat to
plasterapply a plaster cast to
plaster, beplasterCover conspicuously or thickly, as by pasting something on
put on, applyapply to a surface
recoverCover anew
roofProvide a building with a roof
sheatheCover with a protective sheathing
sheetCover with a sheet, as if by wrapping / wrapping
smother, surroundenvelop completely
sodCover with sod
sprayCover by spraying with a liquid / liquid
spreadCover by spreading something over
spritzCover (a location) wholly or partially by squirting a liquid / liquid onto it
steelCover, plate, or edge with steel
strawCover or provide with or as if with straw
tileCover with tiles / tiles
turfCover (the ground) with a surface layer of grass or grass roots
veneerCover with veneer
wallpaper, paperCover with wallpaper
washapply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
waxCover with wax
whiteout, white outcover up with a liquid correction fluid
wrap, wrap upArrange or fold as a cover or protection
Oppositeuncover, exposeRemove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body
Similar tocover, spread overform a cover over
overlay, coverput something on top of something else
Spanishcubrir, recubrir
Catalancobrir, recobrir
Nounscovera covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
coverthe protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
coveringan artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningform a cover over.
PatternSomething ----s something
ModelHolly flowers cover the halls
Example"The grass covered the grave"
Synonymspread over
Narrowerblanketform a blanket-like cover (over)
bloodyCover with blood
carpetform a carpet-like cover (over)
clothe, cloak, drape, robeCover as if with clothing
coat, cakeform a coat over
floodCover with liquid / liquid, usually water
glaciateCover with ice or snow or a glacier
grass, grass overCover with grass
mantleCover like a mantle
mist, mist overBecome covered with mist
shroudform a cover like a shroud
smotherform an impenetrable cover over
strewCover
submerge, drown, overwhelmCover completely or make imperceptible
Broadertouch, adjoin, meet, contactBe in direct physical contact with
Similar tocoverProvide with a covering or cause to be covered
Spanishcubrir
Catalancobrir
Nounscovera covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
coverthe protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
coveringa natural object that covers or envelops
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 3, stative
Meaningspan an interval / interval of distance, space or time.
PatternSomething ----s something
Examples
  • "The period covered the turn of the century"
  • "This farm covers some 200 acres"
Synonymscontinue, extend
Narrowercross, traverse, span, sweepTo cover or extend over an area or time period
dot, stud, constellatescatter or intersperse like dots or studs
overlapExtend over and cover a part of
ridgeExtend in ridges
spread, overspreadspread across or over
sweepCover the entire range of
BroaderbeOccupy a certain position or area
Similar tocoverhold within range of an aimed firearm
Spanishampliar, continuar, cubrir, extenderse, prolongar, seguir
Catalanampliar, cobrir, continuar, estendre's, prolongar, seguir
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningProvide for.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The grant doesn't cover my salary"
Broadersatisfy, fulfill, fulfil, live up toMeet the requirements or expectations of
Spanishcubrir
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 5, communication
MeaningAct on verbally or in some form of artistic expression.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "The course covered all of Western Civilization"
Synonymstreat, handle, plow, deal, address
Narrowerdiscourse, talk about, discussTo consider or examine in speech or writing
theologize, theologisetreat from a theological viewpoint or render theological in character
Broaderbroach, initiateBring up a topic for discussion
Similar toembrace, encompass, comprehend, coverInclude in scope
treat, handle, do byinteract in a certain way
Spanishabordar, dirigir, tratar
Catalandirigir, tractar
Nounscoveragethe extent to which something is covered
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 6, stative
MeaningInclude in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example "this should cover everyone in the group"
Synonymsembrace, encompass, comprehend
BroaderincludeHave as a part, be made up out of
Similar tocover, treat, handle, plow, deal, addressAct on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
Spanishabarcar, circundar, comprender, cubrir, englobar
Catalancobrir, comprendre, englobar, incloure
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 7, motion
MeaningTravel across or pass over.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
Synonymstraverse, track, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across
Narrowerbridgecross over on a bridge
courseMove swiftly through or over
crisscrosscross in a pattern, often random
drive, takeproceed along in a vehicle
fordcross a river where it's shallow
hopTraverse as if by a short airplane trip
jaywalkcross the road at a red light
strideCover or traverse by taking long steps
trampcross on foot
walktraverse or cover by walking
Broaderpassgo across or through
Spanishatravesar, cruzar
Catalancreuar, travessar
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 8, communication
MeaningBe responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThey won't cover the story
Example "The cub reporter covered New York City"
Synonymreport
BroaderinformImpart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
Similar tocoverMaintain a check on
Spanishcubrir, informar
Catalaninformar
Nounscoveragethe news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 9, competition
Meaninghold within range of an aimed firearm.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderprotectshield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage / damage
Similar tocover, continue, extendspan an interval / interval of distance, space or time
Spanishcubrir
Nounscoverfire that makes it difficult for the enemy / enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 10, social
MeaningTo take an action to protect against future problems.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself"
Broaderprotectshield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage / damage
Similar tocover, insure, underwriteprotect by insurance
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 11, perception
Meaninghide from view or knowledge.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House"
Synonymcover up
Narrowerwhitewash, gloss over, sleek over, hush upcover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error
Broaderhide, concealprevent from being seen or discovered
Spanishesconder, ocultar
Nounscoveringthe act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 12, competition
Meaningprotect or defend (a position in a game / game / game).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"he covered left field"
Narrowerdouble-teamCover with two defensive players
Broaderprotectshield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage / damage
Similar tocoverBe responsible for guarding an opponent in a game / game / game
Spanishcubrir
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 13, communication
MeaningMaintain a check on; especially by patrolling.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The second officer covered the top floor"
Broadersee, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assureBe careful or certain to do something
Similar toreport, coverBe responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 14, communication
Meaningprotect by insurance.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"The insurance won't cover this"
Synonymsinsure, underwrite
NarrowerindemnifySecure against future loss, damage / damage, or liability
reinsureinsure again by assuming all or a part of the liability of an insurance company already covering a risk
Broaderguarantee, warrantStand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of
Similar tocoverTo take an action to protect against future problems
cover, compensate, overcompensatemake up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
Spanishasegurar, cubrir, respaldar financieramente
Catalanassegurar
Nounscoveragethe total amount and type of insurance carried
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 15, stative
Meaningmake up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymscompensate, overcompensate
Broadercompensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even upAdjust for
Similar tocover, insure, underwriteprotect by insurance
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 16, social
Meaninginvest with a large or excessive amount of something.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"She covered herself with glory"
Broaderendow, indue, gift, empower, invest, endueGive qualities or abilities to
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 17, social
Meaninghelp out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week"
Broadersubstitute, deputize, deputise, step inact as a substitute
Spanishcubrir
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 18, possession
MeaningBe sufficient to meet / meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"Is this enough to cover the check?"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishcubrir
Nounscovera fixed charge by a restaurant or nightclub over and above the charge for food and drink
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 19, perception
Meaningspread over a surface to conceal or protect.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"This paint covers well"
Broaderhide, concealprevent from being seen or discovered
Spanishcubrir, esconder, ocultar
Nounscover, coveringthe act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
covera covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
coveringthe act of protecting something by covering / covering it
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 20, contact
MeaningCover as if with a shroud.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsshroud, enshroud, hide
Broaderenvelop, enfold, enwrap, wrap, encloseenclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
Spanishamortajar, envolver
Catalanamortallar, embolicar
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 21, contact
Meaningcopulate with a female, used especially of horses.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The horse covers the mare"
Synonymbreed
Categoryanimal husbandryBreeding and caring for farm animals
Broadercopulate, mate, pair, coupleEngage in sexual intercourse
Similar tobrood, hatch, cover, incubateSit on (eggs)
Spanishcriar, cubrir
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 22, contact
Meaningput something on top of something else.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"cover the meat with a lot of gravy"
Synonymoverlay
Narrowersplashmark or overlay with patches of contrasting color or texture
Similar tocoverProvide with a covering or cause to be covered
Spanishcubrir, recubrir
Catalancobrir
Nounscovercovering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container)
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 23, competition
MeaningPlay a higher card than the one previously played.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"Smith covered again"
Categorycard game, cardsA game / game played with playing cards
Broaderplayput (a card or piece) into play during a game / game / game, or act strategically as if in a card game
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 24, competition
MeaningBe responsible for guarding an opponent in a game / game / game.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderprotectshield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage / damage
Similar tocoverprotect or defend (a position in a game / game / game)
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 25, body
MeaningSit on (eggs).
PatternSomebody ----s
Example "The female covers the eggs"
Synonymsbrood, hatch, incubate
Entailssit down, sitTake a seat / seat / seat
Broaderreproduce, procreate, multiplyhave offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant
Similar tobreed, covercopulate with a female, used especially of horses
hatchemerge from the eggs
Spanishaclocarse, cubrir, empollar, incubar
Catalancubar, incubar
English > cover: 36 senses > verb 26, body
Meaningclothe, as if for protection from the elements.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"cover your head!"
Synonymwrap up
Broaderdress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparelProvide with clothes or put clothes on
Spanishcubrir
Nounscoveringthe act of protecting something by covering / covering it

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