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cov·er·ing

 (kŭv′ər-ĭng)
n.
Something that covers, so as to protect or conceal.

covering

(ˈkʌvərɪŋ)
n
another word for cover24

cov•er•ing

(ˈkʌv ər ɪŋ)

n.
something laid over or wrapped around a thing, esp. for concealment, protection, or warmth.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.covering - a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
natural object - an object occurring naturally; not made by man
scale - a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals
shell - the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod
test - a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins
body covering - any covering for the body or a body part
sheath, case - an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
integument - an outer protective covering such as the skin of an animal or a cuticle or seed coat or rind or shell
blanket, mantle - anything that covers; "there was a blanket of snow"
crust, encrustation, incrustation - a hard outer layer that covers something
envelope - a natural covering (as by a fluid); "the spacecraft detected an envelope of gas around the comet"
hood, cap - a protective covering that is part of a plant
indument, indumentum - a covering of fine hairs (or sometimes scales) as on a leaf or insect
roof - the inner top surface of a covered area or hollow space; "the roof of the cave was very high"; "I could see the roof of the bear's mouth"
shell - a rigid covering that envelops an object; "the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice"
eggshell, shell - the exterior covering of a bird's egg
skim - a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid; "there was a thin skim of oil on the water"
slough - any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)
snowcap - a covering of snow (as on a mountain peak)
vesture - something that covers or cloaks like a garment; "fields in a vesture of green"
peridium - outer layer of the spore-bearing organ in many fungi
pericarp, seed vessel - the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary
chlamys, floral envelope, perianth, perigone, perigonium - collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils
theca, sac - a case or sheath especially a pollen sac or moss capsule
indusium - a membrane enclosing and protecting the developing spores especially that covering the sori of a fern
bark - tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
2.covering - an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
artificial skin - a synthetic covering with two layers used experimentally to treat burn victims
bootleg - the part of a boot above the instep
bubble - a dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic
canopy - the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
casing - the outermost covering of a pneumatic tire
chafing gear - covering (usually rope or canvas) of a line or spar to protect it from friction
cloak - anything that covers or conceals
cloth covering - a covering made of cloth
article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, wearable, vesture, wear - a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
coating, coat - a thin layer covering something; "a second coat of paint"
cover plate - covering consisting of a plate used to cover over or close in a chamber or receptacle
drape - a sterile covering arranged over a patient's body during a medical examination or during surgery in order to reduce the possibility of contamination
earmuff - either of a pair of ear coverings (usually connected by a headband) that are worn to keep the ears warm in cold weather
fig leaf - a covering consisting of anything intended to conceal something regarded as shameful
finger - one of the parts of a glove that provides covering for a finger or thumb
flap - any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely; "he wrote on the flap of the envelope"
floor cover, floor covering - a covering for a floor
folder - covering that is folded over to protect the contents
footgear, footwear - covering for a person's feet
exhaust hood, hood - metal covering leading to a vent that exhausts smoke or fumes
hood - (falconry) a leather covering for a hawk's head
imbrication, lapping, overlapping - covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)
instep - the part of a shoe or stocking that covers the arch of the foot
mask - a covering to disguise or conceal the face
matting - a covering of coarse fabric (usually of straw or hemp)
mercy seat - the golden covering of the ark of the covenant
paddle box, paddle-box - a wooden covering for the upper part of a paddlewheel
planking - (nautical) a covering or flooring constructed of planks (as on a ship)
protective cover, protective covering, protection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
cover, covert, concealment, screen - a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; "a screen of trees afforded privacy"; "under cover of darkness"; "the brush provided a covert for game"; "the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background"
swathing - cloth coverings wrapped around something (as a wound or a baby)
thumb - the part of a glove that provides a covering for the thumb
toe - the part of footwear that provides a covering for the toes
cover, top - covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container); "he removed the top of the carton"; "he couldn't get the top off of the bottle"; "put the cover back on the kettle"
upholstery - covering (padding and springs and webbing and fabric) on a piece of furniture
wrapping, wrapper, wrap - the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped
3.covering - the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of itcovering - the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"
concealing, hiding, concealment - the activity of keeping something secret
4.covering - the act of protecting something by covering it
protection - the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
grooming, dressing - the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes
5.covering - the work of applying somethingcovering - 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";
manual labor, manual labour - labor done with the hands
anointing, anointment - the act of applying oil or an oily liquid
fumigation - the application of a gas or smoke to something for the purpose of disinfecting it
foliation - the work of coating glass with metal foil
galvanisation, galvanization - either the work of covering with metal by the use of a galvanic current or the coating of iron with zinc to protect it from rusting
lubrication - an application of a lubricant to something
pavage, paving - the act of applying paving materials to an area
painting - the act of applying paint to a surface; "you can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"
spraying - the application of a liquid in the form of small particles ejected from a sprayer
tin-plating, tinning - the application of a protective layer of tin
tinning - the application of a thin layer of soft solder to the ends of wires before soldering them; "careful tinning of the ends of wires results in a better joint when you solder them"
paperhanging, papering - the application of wallpaper
daubing, plastering - the application of plaster
plating - the application of a thin coat of metal (as by electrolysis)
scumble - the application of very thin coat of color over the surface of a picture
tiling - the application of tiles to cover a surface
waxing - the application of wax to a surface
lining, facing - providing something with a surface of a different material

covering

noun
1. cover, protection, coating, overlay, housing, casing, top, clothing, wrapping, wrap, shelter, layer, blanket, wrapper Sawdust was used as a hygienic floor covering.
adjective
1. explanatory, accompanying, introductory, descriptive Include a covering letter with your CV.
Translations
غِطاء ، طَبَـقَـه
obalolepení
dække
befedés
lag
plast

covering

[ˈkʌvərɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= wrapping) → cubierta f, envoltura f; (= dress etc) → abrigo m
2. (= layer) a covering of snow/dust/icinguna capa de nieve/polvo/azúcar glaseado
B. CPD covering letter N (Brit) → carta f de explicación

covering

[ˈkʌvərɪŋ] ncouche f
a covering of sth [+ snow, grass, fat] → une couche de qchcovering letter n (British)lettre f d'accompagnement

covering

nDecke f; (= floor covering)Belag m; a covering of dust/snoweine Staub-/Schneedecke; what kind of covering did you put over the hole?womit haben Sie das Loch ab- or zugedeckt?

covering

:
covering agreement
nMantelvertrag m
covering letter
n (Brit) → Begleitbrief m

covering

[ˈkʌvərɪŋ] ncopertura; (of snow, dust) → strato

cover

(ˈkavə) verb
1. to put or spread something on, over or in front of. They covered (up) the body with a sheet; My shoes are covered in paint.
2. to be enough to pay for. Will 10 dollars cover your expenses?
3. to travel. We covered forty miles in one day.
4. to stretch over a length of time etc. His diary covered three years.
5. to protect. Are we covered by your car insurance?
6. to report on. I'm covering the race for the local newspaper.
7. to point a gun at. I had him covered.
noun
1. something which covers, especially a cloth over a table, bed etc. a table-cover; a bed-cover; They replaced the cover on the manhole.
2. something that gives protection or shelter. The soldiers took cover from the enemy gunfire; insurance cover.
3. something that hides. He escaped under cover of darkness.
ˈcoverage (-ridʒ) noun
1. the amount of protection given by insurance. insurance coverage.
2. the extent of the inclusion of items in a news report etc. The TV coverage of the Olympic Games was extensive.
ˈcovering noun
My car has a covering of dirt.
ˈcover-girl noun
a girl pictured on a magazine cover.
ˈcover story noun
the main story in a magazine that goes with a picture on the front cover.
ˈcover-up noun
an attempt to hide or conceal (something illegal or dishonest).
References in classic literature ?
Hither the Hurons had brought most of their valuables, especially those which more particularly pertained to the nation; and hither, as it now appeared, the sick woman, who was believed to be the victim of supernatural power, had been transported also, under an impression that her tormentor would find more difficulty in making his assaults through walls of stone than through the leafy coverings of the lodges.
Carr and his daughters, simultaneously removed their various and remarkable head coverings, and waited until Fairfax advanced and severally presented them.
he shouted to Dickon, and he actually began to tear the coverings off his lower limbs and disentangle himself.
Dowlas consented to go as a second person disinclined to act officially; and so poor Silas, furnished with some old coverings, turned out with his two companions into the rain again, thinking of the long night-hours before him, not as those do who long to rest, but as those who expect to "watch for the morning".
The seats had also their stained coverings, and one, which was higher than the rest, was accommodated with a footstool of ivory, curiously carved.
For it is manifest that the tie, moderately straightened, while adequate to hinder the blood already in the arm from returning towards the heart by the veins, cannot on that account prevent new blood from coming forward through the arteries, because these are situated below the veins, and their coverings, from their greater consistency, are more difficult to compress; and also that the blood which comes from the heart tends to pass through them to the hand with greater force than it does to return from the hand to the heart through the veins.
The shock of the overturn was so violent that the young countess, roused from her lethargy, threw off her coverings and rose.
After Sola had replenished my coverings I again slept, nor did I awaken until daylight.
I know well, demon, that you have penetrated into the darkness of the past, and that you have read, by the light of what torch I know not, every page of my life; but perhaps I may be more honorable in my shame than you under your pompous coverings.
Seats were ranged all along the wall, here and there from one end to the other, with coverings of fine woven work which the women of the house had made.
Inserted into the interstices of the huge stones which formed the pi-pi were large boughs of trees; hanging from the branches of which, and screened from the sun by their foliage, were innumerable little packages with leafy coverings, containing the meat of the numerous hogs which had been slain, done up in this manner to make it more accessible to the crowd.
The barge was carpeted with velvet and decorated with coverings embroidered with the arms of England, and with garlands of flowers; for, at that time, ornamentation was by no means forgotten in these political pageants.