- 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.
- an envelope or outer wrapping for mail.
- a letter folded so that the address may be placed on the outside and the missive mailed.
OTHER WORDS FOR cover
Idioms about cover
Origin of cover
synonym study for cover
OTHER WORDS FROM cover
Words nearby cover
How to use cover in a sentence
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.22 of the weirdest concept motorcycles ever made|By John Burns/Cycle World|September 10, 2020|Popular-Science
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.The best boating tubes|PopSci Commerce Team|September 3, 2020|Popular-Science
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
They took cover inside a print works to the north east of Paris, where they held a member of staff as a hostage.France Kills Charlie Hebdo Murderers|Nico Hines|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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
Jourdan Dunn is the first sole black woman to feature on a British ‘Vogue’ cover in 12 years.One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem|Danielle Belton|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
When it was announced that Jourdan Dunn would be the first black model to cover British Vogue in twelve years it made me sad.One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem|Danielle Belton|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
All elements of expression modify each other, so that no mere rule can cover all cases.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
The Vine is a universal favorite, and rarely out of view; while it often seems to cover half the ground in sight.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
He thus decoyed them away, and the fortunate couple were enabled to reach the British lines under cover of the darkness.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Given one more Division we might try: as things are, my troops won't cover the mileage.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Here there was a scuffling sound in the basket, and the Roc rapped on the cover with her hard beak, and cried, "Hush!"Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
British Dictionary definitions for cover
- 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
Other 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