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  • EN [ ˈkʌvə(r)]
  • US [ ˈkʌvər]

English definition


  • 1. a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something;

    • "they crouched behind the screen"
    • "under cover of darkness"
  • 2. bedding that keeps a person warm in bed;

    • "he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"
  • 3. the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it;

    • "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"
  • 4. the front and back covering of a book;

    • "the book had a leather binding"
  • 5. a natural object that covers or envelops;

    • "under a covering of dust"
    • "the fox was flushed from its cover"
  • 6. 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"
  • 7. fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations;

    • "artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal"
  • 8. a fixed charge by a restaurant or night club over and above the charge for food and drink

  • 9. a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else;

    • "they made a cover of a Beatles' song"
  • 10. a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent);

    • "her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment"


  • 1. 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"
  • 2. form a cover over;

    • "The grass covered the grave"
  • 3. 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"
  • 4. provide for;

    • "The grant doesn't cover my salary"
  • 5. deal with 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"
  • 6. 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"
  • 7. travel across or pass over;

    • "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
  • 8. 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"
  • 9. hold within range of an aimed firearm

  • 10. to take an action to protect against future problems;

    • "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself"
  • 11. hide from view or knowledge;

    • "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House"
  • 12. protect or defend (a position in a game);

    • "he covered left field"
  • 13. maintain a check on; especially by patrolling;

    • "The second officer covered the top floor"
  • 14. protect by insurance;

    • "The insurance won't cover this"
  • 15. make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities;

    • "he is compensating for being a bad father"
  • 16. invest with a large or excessive amount of something;

    • "She covered herself with glory"
  • 17. help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities;

    • "She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week"
  • 18. be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of;

    • "Is this enough to cover the check?"
  • 19. spread over a surface to conceal or protect;

    • "This paint covers well"
  • 20. cover as if with a shroud;

    • "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"
  • 21. copulate with a female, used especially of horses;

    • "The horse covers the mare"
  • 22. put something on top of something else;

    • "cover the meat with a lot of gravy"
  • 23. play a higher card than the one previously played;

    • "Smith covered again"
  • 24. be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game

  • 25. sit on (eggs);

    • "Birds brood"
    • "The female covers the eggs"
  • 26. clothe, as if for protection from the elements;

    • "cover your head!"

Example sentences

  • Go on and take your coffee break. I'll cover for you until you return.

  • Everybody took cover when the bombs began to fall on the town.

  • This business is a cover for unlawful activity.

  • I must get cover for my new car.

  • Be quick, cover the blood stains over.

  • Floating clouds cover the sun.

  • The wings of a crow can never cover up the sun.

  • The land was flat and treeless and provided no cover for the troops.

  • As we've seen, oceans cover more than 70% of the earth.

  • Mould spreads quickly and can cover something completely.

  • I should point out that these estimates cover just the hospital expenditures.

  • He has dug up the tiles that cover the floor and left them in a heap.

  • Those figures might not even cover the cost of breakages.

  • The Oxford Chemistry Primers aim to cover important topics in organic chemistry.

  • They were charged with failing to have professional indemnity cover.

  • The team police get to know the people in their patrol areas better than cops who must cover a larger beat.

  • In July comes the Tour de France, when 200 cyclists cover a course of 2,000 miles.

  • She did not have enough nurses to cover for those who went ill or took holiday.

  • Once, he did dive for cover but he soon reappeared and continued his activities.

  • Send it to the address given with £1.50 to cover postage and administration.

  • Cover each part of the body with long sweeping strokes or circular motions.

  • His behaviour is an attempt to cover up his insecurities.

  • "Get under cover!" shouted Billy, and we darted once more for the tables.

  • A few years ago, David Byrne was on the cover of Time magazine.

Phrase collocation

  • break cover

    suddenly leave a place of shelter, especially vegetation, when being hunted or pursued

  • cover one's back (或 北美

    (informal)foresee and avoid the possibility of attack or criticism

  • cover a multitude of sins

    conceal or gloss over many problems or defects

    • stucco could cover a multitude of sins, including poor brickwork.

  • cover one's position

    purchase securities in order to be able to fulfil a commitment to sell

  • cover one's tracks

    conceal evidence of what one has done

  • cover the waterfront

    (N. Amer. informal)include a wide range of things; cover every aspect of something

    • while half the dishes are Italian, the kitchen covers the waterfront from Greece to Morocco.

  • from cover to cover

    from beginning to end of a book or magazine

  • under cover of

    concealed by

    • the yacht made landfall under cover of darkness.

  • under plain cover

    in an envelope or parcel without any marks to identify the sender

  • under separate cover

    in a separate envelope

  • cover something up

    put something on, over, or around something, especially in order to conceal or disguise it

  • cover (one's) tracks

    To conceal traces so as to elude pursuers.

  • cover (the) ground

    To traverse a given distance with satisfying speed.

    To deal with or accomplish something in a certain manner

    • The history course covered a lot of ground in six weeks.

  • take cover

    To seek concealment or protection, as from enemy fire.

Synonym discrimination

  • cover, lid


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