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covering

[ kuhv-er-ing ]
/ ˈkʌv ər ɪŋ /
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noun

something laid over or wrapped around a thing, especially for concealment, protection, or warmth.
Mathematics. cover (def. 51).
the buying of securities or commodities that one has sold short, in order to return them to the person from whom they were borrowed.

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Origin of covering

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at cover, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for covering

covering
/ (ˈkʌvərɪŋ) /

noun

another word for cover (def. 24)
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