- to lay bare; disclose; reveal.
- to remove the cover or covering from.
- to remove a hat from (the head).
- to remove a cover or covering.
- to take off one's hat or other head covering as a gesture of respect.
Origin of uncover
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Examples from the Web for uncover
“It is the responsibility of the new government to uncover all the answers to who was shooting our citizens,” he says.Photographs Expose Russian-Trained Killers in Kiev
March 30, 2014
Uncover new details about the 2016 contender's time as First Lady.What We Learned from 5,000 Pages of Hillary Clinton Documents
March 1, 2014
One reporter is onto Underwood—and he or she will “stop at nothing,” as they say, to uncover the truth.‘House of Cards’ Season Two Review: Even More Bingeworthy Than the First
February 14, 2014
Amid the noise and clamor, we uncover the presents worth cherishing: life, family, friends, and faith.The True Gifts of Christmas Are Life, Love, and the Mystery of God
December 25, 2013
Fifty years later, she breaks that pledge and joins forces with a journalist as they try to uncover what became of her son.Give Dame Judi Dench the Damn Oscar for ‘Philomena’
October 18, 2013
But such a fashion of beard, while covering a man's face, does much to uncover the man.Bride of the Mistletoe
James Lane Allen
Which one of the fifty-seven varieties have you elected to uncover first?The Treasure Trail
Marah Ellis Ryan
And we are as likely now to uncover a war party as a herd of antelope.The Mountain Divide
Frank H. Spearman
Rub his arms and legs toward his body but do not uncover him to do this.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
The Jew might not uncover the body in the face of the temple.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
- (tr) to remove the cover, cap, top, etc, from
- (tr) to reveal or discloseto uncover a plot
- to take off (one's head covering), esp as a mark of respect
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Word Origin and History for uncover
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