Meaning of COVERING in English

COVERING

I. ˈkəv(ə)riŋ, rēŋ noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English coveringe, from coveren to cover + -inge, -ing -ing (n. suffix)

: something that covers or conceals: as

a. : cover 2g

b. : purchases by short sellers in security and commodity markets to close out their commitments

II. adjective

Etymology: from present participle of cover

: that covers: as

a. : protecting or supporting a position or a force

covering fire for the platoon that was moving up

b. : containing explanation, additional information, and often recommendation of an accompanying communication

a covering letter

a covering note

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