verb (used with object)
- to act as a reporter or reviewer of (an event, a field of interest, a performance, etc.); have as an assignment: She covers sports for the paper.
- to publish or broadcast a report or reports of (a news item, a series of related events, etc.): The press covered the trial in great detail.
- to be in line with by occupying a position directly before or behind.
- to protect (a soldier, force, or military position) during an expected period of ground combat by taking a position from which any hostile troops can be fired upon.
- to perform or record (a cover version of a song): The band has covered more than ten Bob Dylan songs in concert.
- to perform or record a cover version of a song by (another singer, instrumentalist, or group): Many singers have covered Whitney Houston.
verb (used without object)
- an envelope or outer wrapping for mail.
- a letter folded so that the address may be placed on the outside and the missive mailed.
- to cover completely; enfold.
- to keep secret; conceal: She tried to cover up her part in the plot.
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Example sentences from the Web for cover
Suzuki sold a few, mostly to owners who must’ve parked the things under a cover once the honeymoon was over and reality set in.
Aké should provide solid cover when needed, but the center back City really wants is Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly.Will Liverpool Run Away With The Premier League Again, Or Can Manchester City Take The Title Back?|Terrence Doyle|September 10, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Megaflashes form within vast networks of thunderstorms and cloud cover called mesoscale convective systems.Readers ask about neutrinos in the sun’s core, megaflashes and mussels|Science News Staff|September 6, 2020|Science News
It can support up to three riders and features a “kwik-connect” hook-up system for an easy connection to you towline, a heavy-duty nylon cover, and a speed safety valve for easy inflation.
This magic maker is practically all blade, but not to worry, it comes with a protective cover for safe handling and a sleekly designed handle so you can get a good grip.Pizza cutters that will get you the slice of your dreams|PopSci Commerce Team|September 2, 2020|Popular Science
Clad in a blue, striped button-down, a silver watch adorning his left wrist, Huckabee beams on the cover.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Until concern trolls like Sarah Ditum came along trying to cover it up again.Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism|Arthur Chu|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Even in the parts of the movement he does cover, some people and efforts are missing.The Real Story Behind the Fight for Marriage Equality|E.J. Graff|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cover with plastic wrap and allow the dates to soften, about 15 minutes.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding|Carla Hall|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cover crust with parchment paper and pour in baking beans or weights.
At an expense for material, I should think, of $7,400 in all to cover the enterprise.The Crime of the Century|Henry M. Hunt
On the model's face was her faint, impersonal professional smile that seemed to cover something like weariness or contempt.The Trimmed Lamp|O. Henry
Cover with one cup of sugar and then let stand for one-half hour.Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book|Mary A. Wilson
My only fear is that the coral may grow over and cover it up before I am free to get out there.Stories of the Ships|Lewis R. Freeman
Cover it, and leave for forty-eight hours; then decant into bottles, being careful to leave all sediment behind.What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes|Dorothy Canfield Fisher
British Dictionary definitions for cover
verb (mainly tr)
- to insure against loss, risk, etc
- to provide for (loss, risk, etc) by insurance
- a blanket used on a bed for warmth
- another word for bedspread
- an entire envelope that has been postmarked
- on cover (of a postage stamp) kept in this form by collectors
- (often plural) the area more or less at right angles to the pitch on the off side and usually about halfway to the boundaryto field in the covers
- (as modifier)a cover drive by a batsman
- Also called: cover point a fielder in such a position
Derived forms of covercoverable, adjectivecoverer, nouncoverless, adjective
Word Origin for cover
Idioms and Phrases with cover
In addition to the idioms beginning with cover
- cover for
- cover girl
- cover ground
- cover one's ass
- cover one's tracks
- cover story
- cover the field
- cover up
- blow one's cover
- break cover
- judge a book by its cover
- (cover a) multitude of sins
- take cover
- under cover