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Origin of re-cover

1375–1425; late Middle English recoveren; see re-, cover
Can be confusedre-cover recover Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for re-cover

Historical Examples of re-cover

  • If your eiderdown is getting shabby, why not clean it and re-cover it yourself?

  • I should re-cover those chairs, if I were you; nothing would be easier.

    Mrs. Tree

    Laura E. Richards

  • Just before serving uncover the fish, pour a little white wine sauce on top, re-cover, and serve.

  • I will take my umbrella to the maker, who will re-cover it in good, durable silk, and I will bring the bill to you.

  • Then there is nothing for it but to provide new boards or patch up and re-cover the old ones.

British Dictionary definitions for re-cover


verb (tr)
  1. to cover again
  2. to provide (a piece of furniture, book, etc) with a new cover
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Word Origin and History for re-cover

"to put a new cover on," c.1400, from re- "again" + cover (v.). Related: Re-covered; re-covering.

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