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.
Content related to cover
Words nearby cover
Idioms for cover
- clandestinely; secretly: Arrangements for the escape were made under cover.
- within an envelope: The report will be mailed to you under separate cover.
Origin of cover
OTHER WORDS FROM cover
synonym study for cover
Examples from the Web for covers
Spin control began, Florida-style: the opinion only covers some counties, some people, some times.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But any biographer of the novel faces a problem more fundamental than compressing between two covers a vast and unwieldy subject.
It covers kindergarten through 8th grade and has $3,825 annual tuition, but fundraising allows many to get $1,500 in tuition aid.
“The covers were always what was number one on the charts that week,” McKell recalled.
In his free time, he recorded Vampire Weekend covers for his Facebook followers, because why not?
The remains of man, too, add to the earthy coating that covers the face of the globe.Man and Nature|George P. Marsh
When the valve is in its middle position it generally more than covers the steam ports.An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design|David Allan Low
It covers the high altar, which is only used on the most solemn occasions.Walks in Rome|Augustus J.C. Hare
But even if that rushing water only covers the island, where will we be then, Id like to know?The Pioneer Boys on the Missouri|Harrison Adams
The covers of the two bronze lamps shown in Fig. 196 are adorned with figures.Pompeii, Its Life and Art|August Mau
British Dictionary definitions for covers (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for covers (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 covers
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