Definition of COVER

noun : COVER

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) bedding that keeps a person warm in bed; "he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep" ;

  • 6. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 7. (

    ) fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations; "artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal" ;

  • 8. (

    ) a fixed charge by a restaurant or nightclub over and above the charge for food and drink ;

  • 10. (

    ) a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent); "her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment" ;

verb : COVER

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers" ;

  • 3. (

    ) span an interval of distance, space or time; "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"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles" ;

  • 4. (

    ) provide for; "The grant doesn't cover my salary" ;

  • 6. (

    ) include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group" ;

  • 8. (

    ) be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism; "Snow reported on China in the 1950's"; "The cub reporter covered New York City" ;

  • 9. (

    ) hold within range of an aimed firearm ;

  • 10. (

    ) to take an action to protect against future problems; "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself" ;

  • 11. (

    ) hide from view or knowledge; "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House" ;

  • 12. (

    ) protect or defend (a position in a game); "he covered left field" ;

  • 13. (

    ) maintain a check on; especially by patrolling; "The second officer covered the top floor" ;