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cover

cov·er

cover

 
pronunciation:
kuh vr
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
take cover, under cover
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part of speech: verb
inflections: covered, covering, covers
definition 1: to put or spread something over or on.
Cover your bicycle so it doesn't get rained on.
 
synonyms:
cloak, curtain, shelter, veil
antonyms:
bare, expose, uncover
similar words:
bathe, blanket, camouflage, cap, carpet, cloud, coat, conceal, envelop, muffle, top, wrap
definition 2: to lie on the surface of.
Snow covers the ground.
synonyms:
blanket, carpet, cloak
similar words:
coat
definition 3: to take into account; include.
The book on magic didn't cover wizards.
synonyms:
comprise, include
similar words:
embrace, encompass, incorporate
definition 4: to pass over a certain distance; travel.
We covered a thousand miles in the car last summer.
synonyms:
travel
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something laid over or on something else to shelter, protect, or hide.
Put the cover back on the can of paint.The cover of a book helps keep the pages from being torn.
synonyms:
cap, covering, lid, screen, shield, top
similar words:
ambush, blanket, coating, curtain, hood, layer, protection, shelter, tent, veil
definition 2: something that hides or protects someone or something.
The hikers looked for cover during the storm.
synonyms:
asylum, harbor, haven, refuge, sanctuary, shelter
similar words:
port, protection
phrase: take cover
phrase: under cover
derivations: coverable (adj.), covered (adj.), coverer (n.)
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