[ kuhv-er-ij, kuhv-rij ]
/ ˈkʌv ər ɪdʒ, ˈkʌv rɪdʒ /


Nearby words

  1. cover up,
  2. cover version,
  3. cover-shoulder,
  4. cover-uncover test,
  5. cover-up,
  6. coverall,
  7. coveralls,
  8. coverdale,
  9. coverdale, miles,
  10. covered

Origin of coverage

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; cover + -age Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for coverage

British Dictionary definitions for coverage


/ (ˈkʌvərɪdʒ) /


the amount or extent to which something is covered
journalism the amount and quality of reporting or analysis given to a particular subject or event
the extent of the protection provided by insurance
  1. the value of liquid assets reserved to meet liabilities
  2. the ratio of liquid assets to specific liabilities
  3. the ratio of total net profit to distributed profit in a company
the section of the public reached by a medium of communication
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for coverage



mid-15c., "charge for a booth at a fair," from cover + -age. Reintroduced 1912, American English, in insurance.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper