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cov·er

 (kŭv′ər)
v. cov·ered, cov·er·ing, cov·ers
v.tr.
1.
a. To place something upon or over, so as to protect or conceal: covered the boat with a tarp; covered the photo with his hand.
b. To overlay or spread with something: cover the potatoes with gravy.
c. To put a cover or covering on: covered jar with a lid.
2.
a. To hide or screen from view or knowledge; conceal. Often used with up: He tried to cover up his mistakes.
b. To do something that gains for (oneself) a quality or association: The mountain climbers covered themselves in glory.
3.
a. To be spread over the surface of: Dust covered the table. Your boots are covered with mud.
b. To lie over or adhere to so as to protect or conceal: The rug covers the gouges in the floor. Paint covers the stains on the ceiling.
c. To extend over: a farm covering more than 100 acres.
4.
a. To travel or pass over: They covered 60 miles in two days.
b. To have as one's territory or sphere of work: a sales rep who covers the Southwest.
5.
a. To protect from loss. Used of insurance: a new policy that will cover all our camera equipment.
b. To take measures to prevent (oneself) from being held responsible for something: With the memo he is covering himself in case something goes wrong.
c. To be enough to pay for or make up for: Will $100 cover the bill?
6.
a. To have as a subject; deal with: The book covers the feminist movement.
b. To be responsible for reporting the details of (an event or situation): Two reporters covered the scandal.
c. To apply to or take into account: The law does not cover all crimes.
7.
a. To protect by having within range or by firing a weapon: The fort's guns cover the entire harbor.
b. To aim a firearm at: Keep these dangerous suspects covered.
8. Sports
a. To guard (an opponent playing offense).
b. To defend (a position or area): cover third base; cover the backcourt.
9. To match (an opponent's stake) in a wager.
10. To purchase (stock that one has shorted).
11. Games To play a higher-ranking card than (the one previously played).
12. Music To record a cover version of (a song).
13. To copulate with (a female). Used especially of horses.
v.intr.
1. To spread over a surface to protect or conceal something: a paint that covers well.
2. To act as a substitute or replacement during someone's absence: Her assistant covered for her.
3. To hide something in order to save someone from censure or punishment: cover up for a colleague.
4. Games To play a higher card than the one previously played.
n.
1. Something that covers or is laid, placed, or spread over or upon something else, as:
a. A lid or top.
b. A binding or outer part for a book or magazine.
c. A bedcover.
d. A protective overlay, as for a mattress or furniture.
2.
a. Shelter or protection: The sheep seek cover in the cave when it snows.
b. Strategic protection given by armed units during hostile action: The battleship approached the combat zone under a cover of fighter planes.
3.
a. Something, such as vegetation, covering the surface of the ground.
b. Vegetation, such as underbrush, serving as protective concealment for wild animals.
4.
a. Something, such as darkness, that screens, conceals, or disguises. See Synonyms at shelter.
b. A false identity, especially for a spy.
c. An activity or organization that is used to conceal an illegal or secret activity: a man who sold paintings as a cover for spying.
5. A layer of clouds obscuring the sky or ground.
6. A table setting for one person: Covers were laid for ten.
7. A cover charge.
8. An envelope or wrapper for mail.
9. Funds sufficient to meet an obligation or secure against loss.
10. One who substitutes for another: Who is your cover for tonight's shift?
11. Music A cover version.
Phrasal Verb:
cover up
1. To put on or wear clothing: It's very cold outside, so cover up before you go out.
2. In boxing, to protect oneself from blows by holding the gloves over one's face with the forearms straight down over the chest.
Idioms:
cover (one's) ass
Vulgar Slang To take measures to avoid being held responsible if something goes wrong.
cover (one's) tracks
To conceal traces so as to elude pursuers.
cover (the) ground
1. To traverse a given distance with satisfying speed.
2. To deal with or accomplish something in a certain manner: The history course covered a lot of ground in six weeks.
cover the waterfront
To treat, examine, or include a full range of things: a book that covers the waterfront on starting your own business.
take cover
To seek concealment or protection, as from enemy fire.
under cover
1. In an enclosure for mailing.
2. Being hidden or protected, as by darkness.

[Middle English coveren, from Old French covrir, from Latin cooperīre, to cover completely : co-, intensive pref.; see co- + operīre, to cover; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

cov′er·a·ble adj.
cov′er·er n.
cov′er·less adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.covered - overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form; "women with covered faces"; "covered wagons"; "a covered balcony"
bare - lacking its natural or customary covering; "a bare hill"; "bare feet"
Translations

covered

[ˈkʌvərd] adj
(= enclosed) [area] → couvert(e)
(= coated) to be covered in sth, to be covered with sth [+ mud, blood, dust] → être couvert(e) de qch
My face was covered with mosquito bites → J'avais le visage couvert de piqûres de moustique.covered wagon nchariot m bâchécover girl ncover-girl f

covered

a. cubierto-a; protegido-a; prevención.
References in classic literature ?
She was not elegantly dressed, but a noble-looking woman, and the girls thought the gray cloak and unfashionable bonnet covered the most splendid mother in the world.
He smoked a cob pipe and after his wife's death sat all day in his empty office close by a window that was covered with cobwebs.
He has come across some old manuscripts, or ancient document records, referring to this valley, and they state, according to this article he has written for the magazine, that somewhere in the valley is a wonderful city, traces of which have been found twenty to forty feet below the surface, on which great trees are growing, showing that the city was covered hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago.
Jake got on the front seat with Otto Fuchs, and I rode on the straw in the bottom of the wagon-box, covered up with a buffalo hide.
He saw it was more dangerous to retreat than to maintain his ground: while he found his enemy throwing out men on his flank; which rendered the task of keeping themselves covered so very difficult to the Delawares, as nearly to silence their fire.
But not everywhere; for there was one spot, and one only, which was quite covered with sand, and sand showing the marks of fingers, which had apparently been careful to spread it over a given space.
I therefore told my master, "that in the country whence I came, those of my kind always covered their bodies with the hairs of certain animals prepared by art, as well for decency as to avoid the inclemencies of air, both hot and cold; of which, as to my own person, I would give him immediate conviction, if he pleased to command me: only desiring his excuse, if I did not expose those parts that nature taught us to conceal.
Altogether, the box was the most ordinary box in the world, with its red hangings, its chairs, its carpet and its ledge covered in red velvet.
There seemed to be no one but myself on the island, which was covered with fruit trees and watered with streams, but seemed a long distance from the mainland which I hoped to reach.
The queen, then, being dead, and not in a swoon, we buried her; and hardly had we covered her with earth, hardly had we said our last farewells, when, quis talia fando temperet a lachrymis?
They moved, as it seemed to us, upon a cloud, for a milky mist covered the fields and rose to a third of their height.
An old piano, standing beneath a barometer, was covered with a pyramid of old books and boxes.