Words nearby covering
Definition for covering (2 of 2)
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.
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.
Origin of cover
OTHER WORDS FROM cover
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Examples from the Web for covering
She jumps on his back, mock-choking him and covering his eyes.Sia and Shia LaBeouf’s Pedophilia Nontroversy Over ‘Elastic Heart’|Marlow Stern|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A spandex mask stretched over his face, covering his eyes and nose.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because you were covering up for actions that may or may not have been legally authorized.After Torture Report, Our Moral Authority As a Nation Is Gone|Nick Gillespie|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Random House is also covering the legal fees of an innocent man called Barry who was caught up in the storm.
Covering 13 acres of a landfill no longer in use in West Nyack, it has a generating capacity of 2.36 megawatts.
I wandered on, heavy sniping hissing over my head or into the parapet, covering me with clay occasionally.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie|George Brenton Laurie
Lucy was prepared for her look of surprise, but not so for her covering her face with her hands and bursting into tears.Lucy Raymond|Agnes Maule Machar
His idea was to build a series of traps all about the barn, covering every approach.Frank Roscoe's Secret|Allen Chapman
Cope′-stone, Cop′ing-stone, the stone which copes or tops a wall; Cop′ing, the covering course of masonry of a wall.
A motor rushed past her, covering her with dust and causing her to clench her hands in anger.The Halo|Bettina von Hutten
British Dictionary definitions for covering (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for covering (2 of 2)
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 covering
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