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.
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
synonym study for cover
OTHER WORDS FROM cover
Words nearby cover
Example sentences from the Web for half-covered
There a priest touches a fair maiden's bosom, which is half-covered with a 'scapulier.'Women of the Teutonic Nations|Hermann Schoenfeld
The walls of baked clay had been whitewashed and were half-covered with bright flowers.The Cat of Bubastes|G. A. Henty
The ground is very dangerous, full of holes, some of them deep and half-covered with grass.In the Ranks of the C.I.V.|Erskine Childers
His grayish eyes, half-covered by filmy, red-veined lids, were predestined to aid hypocrisy.Sons of the Soil|Honore de Balzac
They infested the streets and the squares, and were devoured by vermin, and half-covered with rags.Joseph Bonaparte|John S. C. Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for half-covered (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for half-covered (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 half-covered
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