Meaning of COVER in English


noun the lap of a slide valve.

2. cover ·vt to put the usual covering or headdress on.

3. cover ·vi to spread a table for a meal; to prepare a banquet.

4. cover ·vt to brood or sit on; to incubate.

5. cover ·noun anything which veils or conceals; a screen; disguise; a cloak.

6. cover ·vt to envelop; to clothe, as with a mantle or cloak.

7. cover ·vt to remove from remembrance; to put away; to remit.

8. cover ·vt to invest (one's self with something); to bring upon (one's self); as, he covered himself with glory.

9. cover ·noun shelter; protection; as, the troops fought under cover of the batteries; the woods afforded a good cover.

10. cover ·noun the woods, underbrush, ·etc., which shelter and conceal game; covert; as, to beat a cover; to ride to cover.

11. cover ·vt to copulate with (a female); to serve; as, a horse covers a mare;

— said of the male.

12. cover ·noun anything which is laid, set, or spread, upon, about, or over, another thing; an envelope; a lid; as, the cover of a book.

13. cover ·vt to overspread the surface of (one thing) with another; as, to cover wood with paint or lacquer; to cover a table with a cloth.

14. cover ·vt to hide sight; to conceal; to cloak; as, the enemy were covered from our sight by the woods.

15. cover ·vt to shelter, as from evil or danger; to protect; to defend; as, the cavalry covered the retreat.

xvi. cover ·noun a tablecloth, and the other table furniture; ·esp., the table furniture for the use of one person at a meal; as, covers were laid for fifty guests.

xvii. cover ·vt to extend over; to be sufficient for; to comprehend, include, or embrace; to account for or solve; to counterbalance; as, a mortgage which fully covers a sum loaned on it; a law which covers all possible cases of a crime; receipts than do not cover expenses.

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