Dictionary Results for covering


1. covering - noun

· a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"

Synonym(s): natural_covering, cover

Hypernym(s): natural_object




2. covering - noun

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

Hypernym(s): artifact, artefact




3. covering - noun

· the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"

Synonym(s): cover, screening, masking

Hypernym(s): concealment, concealing, hiding




4. covering - noun

· the act of protecting something by covering it

Hypernym(s): protection




5. covering - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): application, coating

Hypernym(s): manual_labor, manual_labour




6. cover - verb

· 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"

Antonym(s): uncover




7. cover - verb

· form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave"

Synonym(s): spread_over

Hypernym(s): touch, adjoin, meet, contact




8. cover - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): continue, extend

Hypernym(s): be




9. cover - verb

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

Hypernym(s): satisfy, fulfill, fulfil, live_up_to




10. cover - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): treat, handle, plow, deal, address

Hypernym(s): broach, initiate




11. cover - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): embrace, encompass, comprehend

Hypernym(s): include




12. cover - verb

· travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

Synonym(s): traverse, track, cross, pass_over, get_over, get_across, cut_through, cut_across

Hypernym(s): pass




13. cover - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): report

Hypernym(s): inform




14. cover - verb

· hold within range of an aimed firearm

Hypernym(s): protect




15. cover - verb

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

Hypernym(s): protect




16. cover - verb

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

Synonym(s): cover_up

Hypernym(s): hide, conceal




17. cover - verb

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

Hypernym(s): protect




18. cover - verb

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

Hypernym(s): see, check, insure, see_to_it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure




19. cover - verb

· protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this"

Synonym(s): insure, underwrite

Hypernym(s): guarantee, warrant




20. cover - verb

· make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"

Synonym(s): compensate, overcompensate

Hypernym(s): compensate, counterbalance, correct, make_up, even_out, even_off, even_up




21. cover - verb

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

Hypernym(s): endow, indue, gift, empower, invest, endue




22. cover - verb

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

Hypernym(s): substitute, deputize, deputise, step_in




23. cover - verb

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

Hypernym(s): be




24. cover - verb

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

Hypernym(s): hide, conceal




25. cover - verb

· cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"

Synonym(s): shroud, enshroud, hide

Hypernym(s): envelop, enfold, enwrap, wrap, enclose




26. cover - verb

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

Synonym(s): breed

Hypernym(s): copulate, mate, pair, couple




27. cover - verb

· put something on top of something else; "cover the meat with a lot of gravy"

Synonym(s): overlay




28. cover - verb

· play a higher card than the one previously played; "Smith covered again"

Hypernym(s): play




29. cover - verb

· be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game

Hypernym(s): protect




30. cover - verb

· sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"

Synonym(s): brood, hatch, incubate

Hypernym(s): reproduce, procreate, multiply




31. cover - verb

· clothe, as if for protection from the elements; "cover your head!"

Synonym(s): wrap_up

Hypernym(s): dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit_out, apparel





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