Definition of COVERING

noun : COVERING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it) ;

  • 4. (

    ) the act of protecting something by covering it ;

  • 5. (

    ) 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" ;

verb : COVERING

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" ;

  • 16. (

    ) invest with a large or excessive amount of something; "She covered herself with glory" ;

  • 17. (

    ) help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities; "She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week" ;

  • 18. (

    ) be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of; "Is this enough to cover the check?" ;

  • 19. (

    ) spread over a surface to conceal or protect; "This paint covers well" ;

  • 21. (

    ) copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare" ;