cover story

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cover story

1. A featured story in a magazine that concerns the image on the cover.
2. A false story intended to deceive or mislead: The spy's cover story required posing as a diplomat.
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cov′er sto`ry

a magazine article highlighted by an illustration on the cover.
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(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.
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).
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COVER STORIES: BRANDI CARLILE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF THE STORY HHHH H BRANDI Carlile's The Story was a fairly minor folk-rock record of 2007 but, 10 years on, she has gathered a star-studded line-up of cover versions to raise money for charity War Child.
'A Decade of Dragons' celebrated the cover stories of movers and shakers, many of them leading lights of the Filipino-Chinese community.
Some past cover stories include features on actress/producer Drew Barrymore, journalist Lisa Ling, trailblazing percussionist Sheila E and former Olympic star Marion Jones.
While you're going to be reading the same valuable, informative cover stories we've always included, the cover artwork and journalistic content might seem somewhat different, as you can see in our cover story, "Congress, New Leadership, New Year = Corporate Tax Reform?"
Social magazine Flipboard announced on Thursday the availability of Cover Stories on Flipboard for iPad.
The new version features a fast interface and Cover Stories, a new feature debuting with Flipboard for iPhone.
Rest assured, we'll be examining those in future cover stories of Convenience Store News for the Single Store Owner.
For years Business Week cover stories have been wonderful contrary indicators, and in fact, one friend of mine subscribes to the magazine for just that mason and has a cover collection.
2000 Etheridge does her fourth and fifth Advocate cover stories, appears at HRC's "Equality Rocks" concert, and splits from Cypher.
Since the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, TNA has published 10 cover stories (plus other articles) showing evidence of government coverup and multiple John Does, including, eventually, links between the OKC bombing and the more recent 9/11 terrorist attacks.
It is no wonder young upstarts read "hip-hop" lit--even our premiere magazine for books bows down to hip-hop and Hollywood when it comes to covers and cover stories.
[NY] It was in 1949 that a charming ballerina stole America's heart--as well as subsequent cover stories in Time and Newsweek--dancing Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty at the old Metropolitan Opera House with the Sadler's Wells Ballet (now The Royal Ballet).