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Meaning of cover

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 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" [syn: {screen}, {cover}, {covert},
      2: bedding that keeps a person warm in bed; "he pulled the
         covers over his head and went to sleep" [syn: {blanket},
      3: the act of concealing the existence of something by
         obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns
         from enemy aircraft" [syn: {cover}, {covering}, {screening},
      4: the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a
         book; "the book had a leather binding" [syn: {binding}, {book
         binding}, {cover}, {back}]
      5: a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering
         of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover" [syn:
         {covering}, {natural covering}, {cover}]
      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" [syn: {top}, {cover}]
      7: fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your
         own individuals or formations; "artillery provided covering
         fire for the withdrawal" [syn: {cover}, {covering fire}]
      8: a fixed charge by a restaurant or nightclub over and above
         the charge for food and drink [syn: {cover charge}, {cover}]
      9: a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular
         by somebody else; "they made a cover of a Beatles' song"
         [syn: {cover}, {cover version}, {cover song}]
      10: a false identity and background (especially one created for
          an undercover agent); "her new name and passport are cover
          for her next assignment"
      v 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" [ant: {expose},
      2: form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave" [syn:
         {cover}, {spread over}]
      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" [syn: {cover}, {continue},
      4: provide for; "The grant doesn't cover my salary"
      5: act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This
         book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western
         Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"
         [syn: {cover}, {treat}, {handle}, {plow}, {deal}, {address}]
      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" [syn: {embrace}, {encompass},
         {comprehend}, {cover}]
      7: travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100
         miles each day" [syn: {traverse}, {track}, {cover}, {cross},
         {pass over}, {get over}, {get across}, {cut through}, {cut
      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" [syn: {report}, {cover}]
      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" [syn:
          {cover}, {cover up}]
      12: protect or defend (a position in a game); "he covered left
      13: maintain a check on; especially by patrolling; "The second
          officer covered the top floor"
      14: protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this" [syn:
          {cover}, {insure}, {underwrite}]
      15: make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by
          exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a
          bad father" [syn: {cover}, {compensate}, {overcompensate}]
      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"
      20: cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization
          are shrouded in mystery" [syn: {shroud}, {enshroud}, {hide},
      21: copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The
          horse covers the mare" [syn: {breed}, {cover}]
      22: put something on top of something else; "cover the meat with
          a lot of gravy" [syn: {overlay}, {cover}]
      23: play a higher card than the one previously played; "Smith
          covered again"
      24: be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game
      25: sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
          [syn: {brood}, {hatch}, {cover}, {incubate}]
      26: clothe, as if for protection from the elements; "cover your
          head!" [syn: {cover}, {wrap up}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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