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  • n  a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
    under cover of darkness
    the brush provided a covert for game
  • n  bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep
  • n  the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
    the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft
  • n  the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
  • n  a natural object that covers or envelops
    under a covering of dust
    the fox was flushed from its cover
  • n  covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container)
    put the cover back on the kettle
  • n  fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations
    artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal
  • n  a fixed charge by a restaurant or nightclub over and above the charge for food and drink
  • n  a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else
    they made a cover of a Beatles' song
  • n  a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent)
    her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment
  • v  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
  • v  form a cover over
    The grass covered the grave
  • v  span an interval of distance, space or time
    The period covered the turn of the century
    This farm covers some 200 acres
  • v  provide for
    The grant doesn't cover my salary
  • v  act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
    The course covered all of Western Civilization
  • v  include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
    this should cover everyone in the group
  • v  travel across or pass over
    The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day
  • v  be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism
    The cub reporter covered New York City
  • v  hold within range of an aimed firearm
  • v  to take an action to protect against future problems
    Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself
  • v  hide from view or knowledge
    The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House
  • v  protect or defend (a position in a game)
    he covered left field
  • v  maintain a check on; especially by patrolling
    The second officer covered the top floor
  • v  protect by insurance
    The insurance won't cover this
  • v  make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
  • v  invest with a large or excessive amount of something
    She covered herself with glory
  • v  help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities
    She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week
  • v  be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of
    Is this enough to cover the check?
  • v  spread over a surface to conceal or protect
    This paint covers well
  • v  cover as if with a shroud
  • v  copulate with a female, used especially of horses
    The horse covers the mare
  • v  put something on top of something else
    cover the meat with a lot of gravy
  • v  play a higher card than the one previously played
    Smith covered again
  • v  be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game
  • v  sit on (eggs)
    The female covers the eggs
  • v  clothe, as if for protection from the elements
    cover your head!

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News & Articles

  • Locking Cover protects against pilferage.
    Compatible with Detacher Micro DLS and Detacher Micro DLS with Grip and Lanyard, Locking Cover deters shoplifting by prohibiting unauthorized access and further securing merchandise until purchase. Cover fits over Detacher and locks in place via key, which remains with store associates. Two keys are provided per cover. This story is related to the following: Fasteners and Hardware Controls and ...
    June 19, 2013 - ThomasNet
  • Miranda Kerr Poses Topless for Cover of Vogue Korea
    Miranda Kerr is topless on the cover of Vogue Korea's July issue. Credit: Courtesy of Vogue Korea
    June 19, 2013 - US Weekly
  • ‘New Republic’ cover with Rand Paul raises eyebrows
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Republican Senator Rand Paul is gracing the cover of a left leaning magazine in July and the cover photo is raising some eyebrows. Rand Paul is on the July edition of the "New Republic" magazine crossing his fingers. The tag line, "The Real Rand Paul (can't be trusted)." The article on the inside of the magazine is titled "President Rand Paul. Watch out, he's becoming ...
    June 18, 2013 - WHAS TV11 Louisville

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