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cover

cov·er

cover

 
 
pronunciation:
kuh vr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
take cover, under cover
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: covered, covering, covers
definition 1: to put or spread something over or on, as for protection or concealment.
 
synonyms:
cloak, curtain, mask, shelter, veil
antonyms:
bare, denude, expose, open, uncover
similar words:
bathe, bind, blanket, camouflage, canopy, cap, carpet, clothe, cloud, coat, conceal, envelop, face, lade, mantle, muffle, occult, secrete, shade, sheet, shroud, top, wrap
definition 2: to lie on the surface of.
Snow covers the ground.
synonyms:
blanket, carpet, cloak, mantle
similar words:
coat, overlay
definition 3: to protect from possible loss; insure.
I am covered against theft.
synonyms:
insure, protect
similar words:
guard, insulate, safeguard, shield, underwrite
definition 4: to take responsibility for.
synonyms:
double for
similar words:
go, relieve, replace, substitute
definition 5: to take into account; include.
The book didn't cover enough topics.
synonyms:
comprise, contain, include
similar words:
embrace, encompass, incorporate, subsume
definition 6: to pass over a certain distance; travel.
We covered a thousand miles that summer.
synonyms:
travel, traverse
similar words:
do, log
definition 7: to gather or convey information about.
I covered a story for the radio news.
synonyms:
report
similar words:
broadcast, investigate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: (informal) to protect someone from punishment or censure by providing an excuse or alibi.
synonyms:
alibi
similar words:
protect, shield
definition 2: to substitute for an absent party.
You take a break and I'll cover for you.
synonyms:
substitute
similar words:
pinch-hit
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something laid over or on something else to give shelter, protection, or concealment.
synonyms:
cap, covering, lid, screen, shield, top
similar words:
ambush, blanket, camouflage, case, coating, curtain, hood, layer, mantle, protection, shelter, shroud, tent, veil
definition 2: that which conceals or protects someone or something from harm or punishment.
We looked for cover during the storm.
synonyms:
asylum, harbor, haven, refuge, sanctuary, shelter
similar words:
port, protection
definition 3: pretense or disguise.
The business was a cover for unlawful activity.
synonyms:
disguise, fašade, mask, masquerade, pretense
similar words:
alibi, camouflage, cloak, excuse, front, guise, pretext, screen, smoke screen
definition 4: a rendition of a song that was originally recorded and made popular by another artist or group.
Our band was only playing covers at that time; we hadn't started writing our own material yet.
antonyms:
original
phrase: take cover
phrase: under cover
derivations: coverable (adj.), covered (adj.), coverer (n.)
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