- cover as a noun:
- 10 as a verb:
A covering that serves to conceal or shelter something:
— Under cover of darkness.
— The brush provided a covert for game.
Bedding that keeps a person warm in bed:
— He pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep.
Dutch: beddedeken, beddendeken, dek, deken
Polish: koc, pled
The act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it:
— The cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft.
Dutch: bevolkingsonderzoek, selectieprocedure
The protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book.
Dutch: boekomslag, band, boekband, couverture, cover, kaft, omslag, stofomslag
A natural object that covers or envelops:
— Under a covering of dust.
— The fox was flushed from its cover.
Covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container):
— Put the cover back on the kettle.
Polish: pokrywa, przykrywa
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.
A fixed charge by a restaurant or nightclub over and above the charge for food and drink.
synonym: cover charge.
A recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else:
— They made a cover of a Beatles' song.
Polish: cover, kower
A false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent).
Provide with a covering or cause to be covered.
Dutch: bedekken, omsluieren
Form a cover over:
— The grass covered the grave.
synonym: spread over.
Span an interval of distance, space or time:
— The period covered the turn of the century.
— This farm covers some 200 acres.
Act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression:
— The course covered all of Western Civilization.
Include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory:
— This should cover everyone in the group.
Dutch: beslaan, insluiten, omcirkelen, omgeven, omringen, omsingelen, omvatten
Travel across or pass over:
— The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day.
Dutch: aflopen, overtrekken
Be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism:
— The cub reporter covered New York City.
Dutch: bekendmaken, berichten, melden, coveren
Hold within range of an aimed firearm.
To take an action to protect against future problems.
Hide from view or knowledge:
— The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House.
synonym: cover up.
Protect or defend (a position in a game).
Maintain a check on; especially by patrolling.
Make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities.
Invest with a large or excessive amount of something.
Help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities.
Be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of.
Spread over a surface to conceal or protect.
Cover as if with a shroud.
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Dutch: inbakeren, schuilgaan
Copulate with a female, used especially of horses:
— The horse covers the mare.
Dutch: bespringen, dekken
Put something on top of something else:
— Cover the meat with a lot of gravy.
Play a higher card than the one previously played.
Be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game.
Clothe, as if for protection from the elements:
— Cover your head!.
synonym: wrap up.
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