Meaning of COVERING in English
cov ‧ er ‧ ing /ˈkʌv ə rɪŋ/ BrE AmE noun
[ Word Family: noun : ↑ cover , ↑ coverage , ↑ covering ; adjective : ↑ undercover , ↑ covered ≠ UNCOVERED ; verb : ↑ cover ≠ ↑ uncover ; adverb : ↑ undercover ]
1 . [singular] something that covers or hides something:
a light covering of snow
2 . coverings [plural] a layer of something such as paper, wood, or cloth used to cover walls, floors etc:
colourful wall coverings
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▪ cover something that is put on or over something else to protect it, for example a piece of metal, plastic, or glass:
a manhole cover
the cover that goes over the barbecue
▪ covering a layer of something, or a sheet of something, that covers something else:
There was light covering of snow on the ground.
The hard shell acts as a protective covering.
the cloth coverings on the altar
▪ lid a cover for a container such as a pan or a box:
the lid of the box
a saucepan lid
▪ top/cap the thing that you put on top of a bottle, tube, or pen, in order to prevent the liquid or other things inside from coming out:
I can’t find the cap for the pen.
Put the top back on the milk!
the cap that goes on the toothpaste
▪ cork the top part that you put on top of a bottle of wine:
Can you take off the cork for me?
▪ wrapping ( also wrap especially American English ) a sheet of paper, plastic etc that is put around something in order to cover or protect it:
John tore the wrapping off his presents.
The lamp was still in its wrapping.
▪ wrapper a piece of paper or plastic that is put around something you buy, especially a small object:
Put the candy wrappers in your pocket.
He took the drinking straw out of its wrapper.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012