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[ verb ] provide with a covering or cause to be covered

Examples

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" cover the grave with flowers"

Used in print

(A. N. Nagaraj and L. M. Black, "Localization of...)

Some of them were then covered with a drop of * * f in a moist chamber at 24 ` for 30 - 40 minutes .

As controls other sections were similarly covered with NS .

(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)

Painters left less and less of a vase in a plain dark color ; instead they divided the surface into many bands or covered it by all-over patterns into which freehand drawing began to creep .

(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)

On their right rose the embankment covered with brush and trees .

(Francis Pollini, Night....)

Cover the whole building , bury us all , by nightfall .

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[ verb ] form a cover over

Synonyms

spread_over

Examples

"The grass covered the grave"

Used in print

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

Then I cover the sowing with a board .

It is roughly shaped like a large pear , and when properly ripened , its dark green skin covers a meaty , melon like pulp that has about the consistency of a ripe Bartlett_pear , but oily .

(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)

The intimal surface of the aorta was covered with confluent , yellow-brown , hard , friable plaques along its entire course , and there was a marked narrowing of the orifices of the large major visceral arteries .

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

Snow buried the streets and covered the slanting rooftops , as John trudged toward St._Peter 's .

When he felt the side of his head , his fingers came_away covered with blood .

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[ verb ] span an interval of distance, space or time

Synonyms

extend

Examples

"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"

Used in print

(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)

In_addition , the inner surface of the carbon shield was covered with aluminum_foil to reduce radiation .

The mean temperature of the surface was then computed according to the following relation : **f where x is the fraction of the plug area covered by the hot spot .

(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)

From these dosage isopleths it can be seen that an area of over 34000 square_miles was covered .

As can be seen from Figure 2 , an extensive area was covered by this aerosol .

As can be seen from these dosage isopleths , approximately 100 square_miles was covered within the area sampled .

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[ verb ] provide for

Examples

"The grant doesn't cover my salary"

Used in print

(Legislation on Foreign Relations. Committee on Foreign...)

Any and all payments required to be made by the Secretary_of_the_Treasury under this title pursuant to any award made by the Commission to the Government of the United_States shall be covered into the Treasury to the credit of miscellaneous receipts .

All amounts so deducted shall be covered into the Treasury to the credit of miscellaneous receipts .

There shall be covered into the Treasury to the credit of the proper special fund all funds hereinafter specified .

All payments authorized under section 7 of_this Title shall be disbursed from the proper fund , as the case may be , and all amounts covered into the Treasury to the credit of the aforesaid funds are hereby permanently appropriated for the making of the payments authorized by section 7 of_this Title .

The Secretary_of_the_Treasury is authorized and directed to cover into -

Related terms

satisfy

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[ verb ] deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression

Examples

"This book deals with incest" "The course covered all of Western Civilization" "The new book treats the history of China"

Used in print

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

The historical sign tells its story , but nothing gets interest across as well as some of the original historical items or places themselves which still have the character of the period covered .

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

In the earlier years of training certain phases of the work must be covered and the synthetic problem has its use .

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

They are written by specialists in numerous types of business_enterprises , cover a wide range of subjects , and are directed to the needs and interests of the small firm .

One-day conferences covering some specific phase of business management , also part of the continuing activities of the Small_Business_Administration , aid community economic development programs .

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[ verb ] include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory

Examples

"This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds" "this should cover everyone in the group"

Used in print

(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)

Extrapolation of this relationship through the thirtieth magnitude covers the range of micrometeorites .

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

These countries must formulate a comprehensive , long-term program covering the objectives of both the private and the public sectors of the economy .

(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)

It wit is a misnomer because it covers slips as_well as wit .

Related terms

include

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[ noun ] a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something

Examples

"they crouched behind the screen" "under cover of darkness"

Used in print

(Ross E. McKinney and Howard Edde, "Aerated...)

Five of the tests were conducted with a polyethylene cover to simulate an ice cover .

The polyethylene cover reduced the oxygen transfer rate by 10 per_cent , indicating that the maximum oxygen transfer is at the rotor rather_than through the surface .

(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)

There was no cover here , only grass sighing against pant-legs .

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[ noun ] bedding that keeps a person warm in bed

Synonyms

blanket

Examples

"he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"

Used in print

(Christopher Davis, First Family....)

By the time he was under the covers he had forgotten about seeing Kate .

She smoothed the covers on Scotty 's bed and picked things up from the floor .

(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)

The daybed Eugene had slept in , made_up now with its dark-brown velours cover and pillows .

(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)

She lay under the covers making jabbing motions with her forefinger telling me where to look_for the coffeepot .

(W. H. Gass, "The Pedersen Kid," in The...)

I decided I hated the Pedersen kid too , dying in our kitchen while I was away where I could n't watch , dying just to entertain Hans and making me go_up snapping steps and down a drafty hall , Pa lumped under the covers at the end like dung covered with snow , snoring and whistling .

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[ verb ] travel across or pass over

Examples

"The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

Used in print

(Peter Field, Rattlesnake Ridge....)

Setting a course straight for the house , he was covering ground fast when an angry bee buzzed past close to his face .

He had not covered a_hundred yards before a gun crashed from somewhere behind .

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[ noun ] the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it

Examples

"the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"

Used in print

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

The robbers run from the hide-out , take cover in a wooded declivity , and are shot dead by the posse .

(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)

`` It 's safe '' , Prevot had said , `` and it provides cover for our noise '' .

(Howard Fast, April Morning....)

There was a clump of trees that appeared to provide cover right up_to the road , and the shouting and gunfire never slackened .

Related terms

concealment dissemble

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[ verb ] (news) be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism

Synonyms

report

Examples

"Snow reported on China in the 1950's" "The cub reporter covered New York City"

Used in print

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

The bulk of the press_corps was covering Rheinholdt 's conference .

Related terms

inform reporter coverage

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[ noun ] the front and back covering of a book

Examples

"the book had a leather binding"

Used in print

(Jay Williams, The Forger....)

I did book_jackets and covers for paperback reprints : naked girls huddling in corners of dingy furnished rooms while at the doorway , daring the cops to take him , is the guy in shirt_sleeves clutching a revolver .

He was one of the most prominent magazine illustrators in America ; you saw one of his paintings on the cover of one or another of the slick national magazines every_month .

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[ verb ] hold within range of an aimed firearm

Used in print

(Donald J. Plantz, Sweeney Squadron....)

Once Todman thought he had spotted a tank and went_down to investigate while Greg covered him .

Related terms

protect

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[ verb ] hide from view or knowledge

Synonyms

cover_up

Examples

"The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House"

Used in print

(Harry Olesker, Impact....)

Somehow , Blanche managed to cover the stunned surprise and offer her congratulations .

Related terms

hide whitewash cover-up

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[ verb ] protect by insurance

Synonyms

insure underwrite

Examples

"The insurance won't cover this"

Used in print

(The Philadelphia Inquirer,...)

The city has sued for the full amount of the $ 172400 performance_bond covering the contract .

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[ verb ] maintain a check on; esp. by patrolling

Examples

"The second officer covered the top floor"

Used in print

(Alex Gordon, The Cipher....)

After Captain_Docherty sent Arleigh_Griffith for Hoag he was able to complete his detailed inspection of the third floor and to receive a report from his man covering the floors above before Griffith returned , buoyed_up by a brief stop for another glass of champagne .

Related terms

see report

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[ verb ] to take an action to protect against future problems

Examples

"Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself."

Used in print

(Alex Gordon, The Cipher....)

He took several large swallows , recollected that Docherty had gone_up another flight , and decided he would be wise to cover himself by finding him .

Related terms

protect

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[ noun ] covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container)

Synonyms

top

Examples

"he removed the top of the carton" "he couldn't get the top off of the bottle" "put the cover back on the kettle"

Used in print

(The Family Fallout Shelter. Office of Civil and Defence...)

A 10 - gallon garbage_can , with a tightly_fitting cover , could be used to keep the wastes until it is safe to leave the shelter .

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[ noun ] a natural object that covers or envelops

Examples

"under a covering of dust" "the fox was flushed from its cover"

Used in print

(Ross E. McKinney and Howard Edde, "Aerated...)

Five of the tests were conducted with a polyethylene cover to simulate an ice cover .

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[ verb ] (games) protect or defend a position in a game

Examples

"he covered left field"

Used in print

("Sports"...)

Both are good , daring fielders : Mantle covers more ground ; Maris 's throwing arm is stronger .

Related terms

protect double-team

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[ noun ] (military) fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations

Synonyms

covering_fire

Examples

"artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal"

Used in print

(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)

Then we pull_out under our mortar and artillery cover , but nobody pulls_out until I say so .

Related terms

fire

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[ noun ] a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent)

Examples

"her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment"

Related terms

concealment

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[ verb ] (cards) play a higher card than the one previously played

Examples

"Smith covered again"

Related terms

play card_game

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 7492
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[ noun ] (accounting,business) a fixed charge by a restaurant or night club over and above the charge for food and drink

Synonyms

cover_charge

Related terms

fixed_charge

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[ verb ] (games) be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game

Related terms

protect

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[ verb ] (sexuality) copulate with a female, used esp. of horses

Synonyms

breed

Examples

"The horse covers the mare"

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[ verb ] cover as if with a shroud

Synonyms

shroud hide enshroud

Examples

"The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"

Related terms

envelop pall

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[ verb ] put something on top of something else

Synonyms

overlay

Examples

"cover the meat with a lot of gravy"

Related terms

splash top sheathing

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[ verb ] sit on (eggs)

Synonyms

incubate hatch brood

Examples

"Birds brood" "The female covers the eggs"

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[ verb ] be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of

Examples

"Is this enough to cover the check?"

Related terms

be cover_charge

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[ verb ] invest with a large or excessive amount of something

Examples

"She covered herself with glory"

Related terms

endow

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[ verb ] make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities

Examples

"he is compensating for being a bad father"

Related terms

compensate

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[ noun ] (computer science) a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else

Examples

"they made a cover of a Beatles' song"

Related terms

recording

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[ verb ] help out by taking someone's place an temporarily assuming his responsibilities

Examples

"She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week"

Related terms

substitute

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[ verb ] spread over a surface to conceal or protect

Examples

"This paint covers well"

Related terms

hide covering

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[ verb ] (clothing) clothe, as if for protection from the elements

Synonyms

wrap_up

Examples

"cover your head!"

Related terms

dress covering

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