covering has definitions from the field of work
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[ noun ] the act of protecting something by covering it

Related terms

protection dressing cover

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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"

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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"

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[ adjective ] actively protective

Synonyms

shielding

Examples

"provided covering fire for the platoon that was moving up"

Related terms

protective

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[ adjective ] above or covering a wide area

Examples

"the covering darkness" "shadow of the overhanging crag" "the dark overspreading clouds"

Related terms

wide

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[ noun ] (work) the work of applying something

Synonyms

application coating

Examples

"the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine" "a complete bleach requires several applications" "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";

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