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cover

noun

1 cover

A covering that serves to conceal or shelter something:
— Under cover of darkness.
— The brush provided a covert for game.

synonyms: concealment, covert, screen.

Roget 670: preservation; safe-keeping; conservation etc. (storage) 636; maintenance, support, susteritation, conservatism; vis conservatrix; salvation etc. (deliverance) ... show more

Roget 666: refuge, sanctuary, retreat, fastness; acropolis; keep, last resort; ward; prison etc. 752; asylum, ark, ... show more

Roget 617: pretext, pretense, pretension, plea; allegation, advocation; ostensible motive, ostensible ground, ostensible reason, phony reason; excuse etc. (vindication) 937; ... show more

Roget 652: cleanness, cleanliness etc. adj.; purity; cleaning etc. v.; purification, defecation etc. v.; purgation, lustration; ... show more

Roget 530: camouflage; mimicry; hiding place; secret place, secret drawer; recess, hold, holes and corners; closet, crypt, adytum, abditory, oubliette.    ambush, ... show more

Roget 263: stopper, stopple; plug, cork, bung, spike, spill, stopcock, tap; rammer; ram, ramrod; piston; ... show more

Dutch: scherm



2 cover

Bedding that keeps a person warm in bed:
— He pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep.

synonym: blanket.

Roget 223: covering, cover; baldachin, baldachino, baldaquin; canopy, tilt, awning, tent, marquee, tente d'abri [Fr.], umbrella, parasol, sunshade; ... show more

Dutch: beddedeken, beddendeken, dek, deken
Polish: koc, pled

3 cover

The act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it:
— The cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft.

synonyms: covering, masking, screening.

Dutch: bevolkingsonderzoek, selectieprocedure
Polish: zasłona

4 cover

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

synonyms: back, binding, book binding.

Roget 593: booklet; writing, work, volume, tome, opuscule; tract, tractate; livret; brochure, libretto, handbook, codex, manual, ... show more

Dutch: boekomslag, band, boekband, couverture, cover, kaft, omslag, stofomslag
Polish: okładka

5 cover

A natural object that covers or envelops:
— Under a covering of dust.
— The fox was flushed from its cover.

synonyms: covering, natural covering.

Polish: powłoka

6 cover

Covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container):
— Put the cover back on the kettle.

synonym: top.

Dutch: inkom
Polish: pokrywa, przykrywa

7 cover

Fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations:
— Artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal.

synonym: covering fire.

Polish: osłona

8 cover

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

synonym: cover charge.

9 cover

A recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else:
— They made a cover of a Beatles' song.

synonyms: cover song, cover version.

Dutch: cover
Polish: cover, kower

10 cover

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

verb

1 cover

Provide with a covering or cause to be covered.

Roget 206: be high etc. adj.; tower, soar, command; hover, hover over, fly over; orbit, be in orbit; cap, culminate; overhang, ... show more

Roget 204: slice, shave, pare, peel; delaminate; plate, coat, veneer; cover etc. 223.   

Dutch: bedekken, omsluieren

2 cover

Form a cover over:
— The grass covered the grave.

synonym: spread over.

3 cover

Span an interval of distance, space or time:
— The period covered the turn of the century.
— This farm covers some 200 acres.

synonyms: continue, extend.

4 cover

Provide for.

5 cover

Act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression:
— The course covered all of Western Civilization.

synonyms: address, deal, handle, plow, treat.

6 cover

Include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory:
— This should cover everyone in the group.

synonyms: comprehend, embrace, encompass.

Dutch: beslaan, insluiten, omcirkelen, omgeven, omringen, omsingelen, omvatten

7 cover

Travel across or pass over:
— The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day.

synonyms: cross, cut across, cut through, get across, get over, pass over, track, traverse.

Dutch: aflopen, overtrekken

8 cover

Be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism:
— The cub reporter covered New York City.

synonym: report.

Dutch: bekendmaken, berichten, melden, coveren

9 cover

Hold within range of an aimed firearm.

10 cover

To take an action to protect against future problems.

11 cover

Hide from view or knowledge:
— The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House.

synonym: cover up.

12 cover

Protect or defend (a position in a game).

13 cover

Maintain a check on; especially by patrolling.

14 cover

Protect by insurance:
— The insurance won't cover this.

synonyms: insure, underwrite.

15 cover

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

synonyms: compensate, overcompensate.

Roget 30: make compensation; compensate, compense; indemnify; counteract, countervail, counterpoise; balance; outbalance, overbalance, counterbalance; set off; hedge, square, ... show more

16 cover

Invest with a large or excessive amount of something.

17 cover

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

18 cover

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

19 cover

Spread over a surface to conceal or protect.

Dutch: beschieten

20 cover

Cover as if with a shroud.

synonyms: enshroud, hide, shroud.

Roget 664: be safe etc. adj.; keep one's head above water, tide over, save one's bacon; ride out the storm, weather the storm; light upon one's feet, land on one's feet; bear a charmed life; escape etc. 671.    ... show more

Roget 528: conceal, hide, secrete, put out of sight; lock up, seal up, bottle up.    encrypt, encode, cipher.    cover, screen, cloak, veil, ... show more

Dutch: inbakeren, schuilgaan

21 cover

Copulate with a female, used especially of horses:
— The horse covers the mare.

synonym: breed.

Dutch: bespringen, dekken

22 cover

Put something on top of something else:
— Cover the meat with a lot of gravy.

synonym: overlay.

Roget 223: cover; superpose, superimpose; overlay, overspread; wrap etc. 225; encase, incase; face, case, veneer, ... show more

Dutch: beleggen

23 cover

Play a higher card than the one previously played.

24 cover

Be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game.

25 cover

Sit on (eggs):
— The female covers the eggs.

synonyms: brood, hatch, incubate.

Dutch: broeden

26 cover

Clothe, as if for protection from the elements:
— Cover your head!.

synonym: wrap up.

Roget 225: invest; cover etc. 223; envelope, lap, involve; inwrap, enwrap; wrap; fold up, wrap up, lap up, muffle up; ... show more


Moby thesaurus: American plan, European plan, Smyth sewing, a la carte, abri, account for, accouple, accumulate, act, admit, afghan, agglutinate, air cover, air raid, air support, air-raid shelter, alibi, altar carpet, altar cloth, alternate ... show more.

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