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Overview of noun covering

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1. covering, natural covering, cover -- (a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover")

2. covering -- (an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it))

3. cover, covering, screening, masking -- (the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft")

4. covering -- (the act of protecting something by covering it)

5. application, coating, covering -- (the work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";)

Overview of verb cover

1. cover -- (provide with a covering

or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers")

2. cover, spread over -- (form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave")

3. cover, continue, extend -- (span an interval of distance, space or time; "The war extended over five years"; "The period covered the turn of the century"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"; "This farm covers some 200 acres"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles")

4. cover -- (provide for; "The grant doesn't cover my salary")

5. cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address -- (act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China")

6. embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover -- (include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group")

7. traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across -- (travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day")

8. report, cover -- (be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism; "Snow reported on China in the 1950's"; "The cub reporter covered New York City")

9. cover -- (hold within range of an aimed firearm)

10. cover -- (to take an action to protect against future problems; "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself")

11. cover, cover up -- (hide from view or knowledge; "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House")

12. cover -- (protect or defend (a position in a game); "he covered left field")

13. cover -- (maintain a check on; especially by patrolling; "The second officer covered the top floor")

14. cover, insure, underwrite -- (protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this")

15. cover, compensate, overcompensate -- (make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father")

16. cover -- (invest with a large or excessive amount of something; "She covered herself with glory")

17. cover -- (help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities; "She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week")

18. cover -- (be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of; "Is this enough to cover the check?")

19. cover -- (spread over a surface to conceal or protect; "This paint covers well")

20. shroud, enshroud, hide, cover -- (cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery")

21. breed, cover -- (copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare")

22. overlay, cover -- (put something on top of something else; "cover the meat with a lot of gravy")

23. cover -- (play a higher card than the one previously played; "Smith covered again")

24. cover -- (be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game)

25. brood, hatch, cover, incubate -- (sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs")

26. cover, wrap up -- (clothe, as if for protection from the elements; "cover your head!")

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