Cover - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkʌvər|  American pronunciation of the word cover
Brit.  |ˈkʌvə|  British pronunciation of the word cover

noun

- a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something(syn: concealment, covert, screen)
- bedding that keeps a person warm in bed(syn: blanket)
- the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it(syn: covering, masking, screening)
- the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book (syn: back, binding)
- a natural object that covers or envelops(syn: covering)
- covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container)(syn: top)
- fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations

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verb

- provide with a covering or cause to be covered
- form a cover over
- span an interval of distance, space or time(syn: continue, extend)
- provide for
- act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression(syn: address, deal, handle, plow, treat)
- include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory(syn: comprehend, embrace, encompass)
- travel across or pass over(syn: cross, track, traverse)

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Examples

The gardener covered the soil with mulch.

The furniture had been covered in a protective cloth.

We covered the stains on the wall with a fresh coat of paint.

You should cover your mouth when you cough.

She covered her head with a scarf.

Tables covered with white linen

Lakes cover much of the state.

The hikers covered long distances every day.

The bird may cover thousands of miles during its migration.

She placed a cover over the pan so that the oil wouldn't spatter.

I put a cover on the sofa to protect it.

I lifted the cover of the box and peaked inside.

There's a picture of the author on the book's back cover.

The singer is posing in jeans and cowboy boots on the album cover.

The jewel box had a carved wooden cover.

Phrasal verbs

cover up  — hide from view or knowledge

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: cover
he/she/it: covers
present participle: covering
past tense: covered
past participle: covered
noun
singular: cover
plural: covers
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