1. covering - noun
· a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
2. covering - noun
· an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
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"
4. covering - noun
· the act of protecting something by covering it
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"
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"
7. cover - verb
· form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave"
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"
9. cover - verb
· provide for; "The grant doesn't cover my salary"
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"
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"
12. cover - verb
· travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
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"
14. cover - verb
· hold within range of an aimed firearm
15. cover - verb
· to take an action to protect against future problems; "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself"
16. cover - verb
· hide from view or knowledge; "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House"
17. cover - verb
· protect or defend (a position in a game); "he covered left field"
18. cover - verb
· maintain a check on; especially by patrolling; "The second officer covered the top floor"
19. cover - verb
· protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this"
20. cover - verb
· make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"
21. cover - verb
· invest with a large or excessive amount of something; "She covered herself with glory"
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"
23. cover - verb
· be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of; "Is this enough to cover the check?"
24. cover - verb
· spread over a surface to conceal or protect; "This paint covers well"
25. cover - verb
· cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"
26. cover - verb
· copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare"
27. cover - verb
· put something on top of something else; "cover the meat with a lot of gravy"
28. cover - verb
· play a higher card than the one previously played; "Smith covered again"
29. cover - verb
· be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game
30. cover - verb
· sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
31. cover - verb
· clothe, as if for protection from the elements; "cover your head!"
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