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(noun, verb, adj.)


There are 38 meanings of the word Cover.

How to pronounce cover:


Cover - as a noun

A covering that serves to conceal or shelter something

Example: "A screen of trees afforded privacy"

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Bedding that keeps a person warm in bed

Example: "He pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"

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bed clothingbedclothes18bedding12
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The act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it

Example: "The cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"

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The protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book

Example: "The book had a leather binding"

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back12binding11book binding
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protection14protective coverprotective covering
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Covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container)

Example: "He removed the top of the carton"

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Fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations

Example: "Artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal"

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covering fire

A fixed charge by a restaurant or nightclub over and above the charge for food and drink

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cover charge

A recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else

Example: "They made a cover of a beatles' song"

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cover songcover version

A false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent)

Example: "Her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment"

Cover - as a verb

Form a cover over

Example: "The grass covered the grave"

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spread over
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Span an interval of distance, space or time

Example: "The war extended over five years"

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Provide for

Example: "The grant doesn't cover my salary"

Act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression

Example: "This book deals with incest"

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Include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory

Example: "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"

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Travel across or pass over

Example: "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

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cross7cut acrosscut throughget acrossget overpass overtrack11traverse11
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Be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism

Example: "Snow reported on china in the 1950's"

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Hold within range of an aimed firearm

To take an action to protect against future problems

Example: "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself"

Hide from view or knowledge

Example: "The president covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the white house"

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Protect or defend (a position in a game)

Example: "He covered left field"

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Maintain a check on; especially by patrolling

Example: "The second officer covered the top floor"

Protect by insurance

Example: "The insurance won't cover this"

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Make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities

Example: "He is compensating for being a bad father"

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Invest with a large or excessive amount of something

Example: "She covered herself with glory"

Help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities

Example: "She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week"

Be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of

Example: "Is this enough to cover the check?"

Spread over a surface to conceal or protect

Example: "This paint covers well"

Cover as if with a shroud

Example: "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"

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Copulate with a female, used especially of horses

Example: "The horse covers the mare"

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Put something on top of something else

Example: "Cover the meat with a lot of gravy"

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Play a higher card than the one previously played

Example: "Smith covered again"

Be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game

Sit on (eggs)

Example: "Birds brood"

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Clothe, as if for protection from the elements

Example: "Cover your head!"

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wrap up

Cover - as an adjective

Of or pertaining to the front cover of a book or magazine.

Of, pertaining to, or consisting of cover versions.

Example Sentences

"She put a cover over the table to protect it."
"The book cover was beautifully designed."
"The magazine cover featured a famous celebrity."
"He used a plastic cover to protect his phone."
"I need to buy a new cover for my laptop."
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Word Game Points

Is COVER a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, cover is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

COVER has a SCRABBLE points total of 10.

Is COVER a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, cover is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
COVER has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 12.

Is COVER a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, cover is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
COVER has a WORDFEUD points total of 11.

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