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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cover  \Cov"er\  (k?v"?r),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Covered}  (-?rd); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Covering}.]  [OF.  covrir  F.  couvrir  fr  L. 
  cooperire  co-  +  operire  to  cover;  probably  fr  ob  towards, 
  over  +  the  root  appearing  in  aperire  to  open  Cf  {Aperient}, 
  {Overt},  {Curfew}.] 
  1.  To  overspread  the  surface  of  (one  thing)  with  another;  as 
  to  cover  wood  with  paint  or  lacquer;  to  cover  a  table  with 
  a  cloth. 
 
  2.  To  envelop;  to  clothe,  as  with  a  mantle  or  cloak. 
 
  And  with  the  majesty  of  darkness  round  Covers  his 
  throne.  --Milton. 
 
  All  that  beauty  than  doth  cover  thee.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  invest  (one's  self  with  something);  to  bring  upon 
  (one's  self);  as  he  covered  himself  with  glory. 
 
  The  powers  that  covered  themselves  with  everlasting 
  infamy  by  the  partition  of  Poland.  --Brougham. 
 
  4.  To  hide  sight;  to  conceal;  to  cloak;  as  the  enemy  were 
  covered  from  our  sight  by  the  woods. 
 
  A  cloud  covered  the  mount.  --Exod.  xxiv. 
  15. 
 
  In  vain  shou  striv'st  to  cover  shame  with  shame. 
  --Milton. 
 
  5.  To  brood  or  sit  on  to  incubate. 
 
  While  the  hen  is  covering  her  eggs,  the  male  .  .  . 
  diverts  her  with  his  songs.  --Addison. 
 
  6.  To  overwhelm;  to  spread  over 
 
  The  waters  returned  and  covered  the  chariots  and  the 
  horsemen.  --Ex.  xiv.  28. 
 
  7.  To  shelter,  as  from  evil  or  danger;  to  protect;  to  defend; 
  as  the  cavalry  covered  the  retreat. 
 
  His  calm  and  blameless  life  Does  with  substantial 
  blessedness  abound,  And  the  soft  wings  of  peace 
  cover  him  round.  --Cowley. 
 
  8.  To  remove  from  remembrance;  to  put  away  to  remit. 
  ``Blessed  is  he  whose  is  covered.''  --Ps.  xxxii  1. 
 
  9.  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. 
 
  10.  To  put  the  usual  covering  or  headdress  on 
 
  Cover  thy  head  .  .  .;  nay,  prithee,  be  covered. 
  --Shak. 
 
  11.  To  copulate  with  (a  female);  to  serve;  as  a  horse  covers 
  a  mare;  --  said  of  the  male. 
 
  {To  cover} 
 
  {ground  or  distance},  to  pass  over  as  the  rider  covered  the 
  ground  in  an  hour. 
 
  {To  cover  one's  short  contracts}  (Stock  Exchange),  to  buy 
  stock  when  the  market  rises,  as  a  dealer  who  has  sold 
  short  does  in  order  to  protect  himself. 
 
  {Covering  party}  (Mil.),  a  detachment  of  troops  sent  for  the 
  protection  of  another  detachment,  as  of  men  working  in  the 
  trenches. 
 
  {To  cover  into},  to  transfer  to  as  to  cover  into  the 
  treasury. 
 
  Syn:  To  shelter;  screen;  shield;  hide;  overspread. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cover  \Cov"er\,  v.  i. 
  To  spread  a  table  for  a  meal;  to  prepare  a  banquet.  [Obs.] 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cover  \Cov"er\  (k?v"?r),  n. 
  1.  Anything  which  is  laid,  set  or  spread,  upon  about  or 
  over  another  thing  an  envelope;  a  lid;  as  the  cover  of 
  a  book. 
 
  2.  Anything  which  veils  or  conceals;  a  screen;  disguise;  a 
  cloak.  ``Under  cover  of  the  night.''  --  Macaulay. 
 
  A  handsome  cover  for  imperfections.  --Collier. 
 
  3.  Shelter;  protection;  as  the  troops  fought  under  cover  of 
  the  batteries;  the  woods  afforded  a  good  cover. 
 
  Being  compelled  to  lodge  in  the  field  .  .  .  whilst 
  his  army  was  under  cover,  they  might  be  forced  to 
  retire.  --Clarendon. 
 
  4.  (Hunting)  The  woods,  underbrush,  etc.,  which  shelter  and 
  conceal  game;  covert;  as  to  beat  a  cover;  to  ride  to 
  cover. 
 
  5.  That  portion  of  a  slate,  tile,  or  shingle,  which  is  hidden 
  by  the  overlap  of  the  course  above.  --Knight. 
 
  6.  (Steam  Engine)  The  lap  of  a  slide  valve. 
 
  7.  [Cf.  F.  couvert.]  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. 
 
  {To  break  cover},  to  start  from  a  covert  or  lair;  --  said  of 
  game. 
 
  {Under  cover},  in  an  envelope,  or  within  a  letter;  --  said  of 
  a  written  message. 
 
  Letters  .  .  .  dispatched  under  cover  to  her 
  ladyship.  --Thackeray. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cover 
  n  1:  a  covering  that  serves  to  conceal  or  shelter  something 
  "they  crouched  behind  the  screen";  "under  cover  of 
  darkness"  [syn:  {screen},  {covert},  {concealment}] 
  2:  bedding  that  keeps  a  person  warm  in  bed;  "he  pulled  the 
  covers  over  his  head  and  went  to  sleep"  [syn:  {blanket}] 
  3:  the  act  of  concealing  the  existence  of  something  by 
  obstructing  the  view  of  it  "the  cover  concealed  their 
  guns  from  enemy  aircraft"  [syn:  {covering},  {screening},  {masking}] 
  4:  the  front  and  back  covering  of  a  book;  "the  book  had  a 
  leather  binding"  [syn:  {binding},  {book  binding},  {back}] 
  5:  a  natural  object  that  covers  or  envelops;  "the  fox  was 
  flushed  from  its  cover"  [syn:  {covering},  {natural 
  covering}] 
  6:  something  that  covers  a  hole  (especially  a  hole  in  the  top 
  of  a  container);  "he  removed  the  top  of  the  carton";  "put 
  the  cover  back  on  the  kettle"  [syn:  {top}] 
  7:  fire  that  makes  it  difficult  for  the  enemy  to  fire  on  your 
  own  individuals  or  formations;  "artillery  provided 
  covering  fire  for  the  withdrawal"  [syn:  {covering  fire}] 
  v  1:  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"  [ant:  {uncover}] 
  2:  form  a  cover  over  "The  grass  covered  the  grave"  [syn:  {spread 
  over}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {extend}] 
  4:  provide  for  "The  grant  doesn't  cover  my  salary" 
  5:  deal  with  verbally  or  in  some  form  of  artistic  expression; 
  "This  book  deals  with  incest";  "The  course  covered  all  of 
  Western  Civilization"  [syn:  {treat},  {handle},  {work},  {plow}, 
  {deal},  {address}] 
  6:  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"  [syn:  {embrace},  {encompass}, 
  {comprehend}] 
  7:  travel  across  or  pass  over  "The  caravan  covered  almost  100 
  miles  each  day"  [syn:  {traverse},  {track},  {cross},  {pass 
  over},  {get  over},  {get  across},  {cut  through},  {cut 
  across}] 
  8:  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"  [syn:  {report}] 
  9:  hold  within  range  of  an  aimed  firearm 
  10:  to  take  an  action  to  protect  against  future  problems;  "Count 
  the  cash  in  the  drawer  twice  just  to  cover  yourself." 
  11:  hide  from  view  or  knowledge;  "The  President  covered  the  fact 
  that  he  bugged  the  offices  in  the  White  House"  [syn:  {cover 
  up}] 
  12:  protect  or  defend  a  position  in  a  game;  "he  covered  left 
  field" 
  13:  maintain  a  check  on  esp.  by  patrolling;  "The  second  officer 
  covered  the  top  floor" 
  14:  protect  by  insurance;  "The  insurance  won't  cover  this"  [syn: 
  {insure},  {underwrite}] 
  15:  compensate  or  make  up  for 
  16:  invest  with  a  large  or  excessive  amount  of  something  "She 
  covered  herself  with  glory" 
  17:  help  out  by  taking  someone's  place  an  temporarily  assuming 
  his  responsibilities;  "She  is  covering  for  our  secretary 
  who  is  ill  this  week" 
  18:  be  sufficient  to  meet  defray,  or  offset  the  charge  or  cost 
  of  "Is  this  enough  to  cover  the  check?" 
  19:  spread  over  a  surface  to  conceal  or  protect;  "This  paint 
  covers  well" 
  20:  cover  as  if  with  a  shroud;  "The  origins  of  this  civilization 
  are  shrouded  in  mystery"  [syn:  {shroud},  {enshroud},  {hide}] 
  21:  copulate  with  a  female,  used  esp.  of  horses;  "The  horse 
  covers  the  mare"  [syn:  {breed}] 
  22:  put  something  on  top  of  something  else;  "cover  the  meat  with 
  a  lot  of  gravy"  [syn:  {overlay}] 
  23:  play  a  higher  card  than  the  one  previously  played;  "Smith 
  covered  again" 
  24:  be  responsible  for  guarding  an  opponent  in  a  game 
  25:  sit  on  (eggs);  "Birds  brood";  "The  female  covers  the  eggs" 
  [syn:  {brood},  {hatch},  {incubate}] 
  26:  clothe,  as  if  for  protection  from  the  elements;  "cover  your 
  head!"  [syn:  {wrap  up}] 




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