[ ree-kuhv-er ]
/ riˈkʌv ər /

verb (used with object)

to cover again or anew.

Origin of re-cover

1375–1425; late Middle English recoveren; see re-, cover

Can be confused

re-cover recover Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for re-cover

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

    Mrs. Tree|Laura E. Richards
  • If your eiderdown is getting shabby, why not clean it and re-cover it yourself?

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

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for re-cover


/ (riːˈkʌvə) /

verb (tr)

to cover again
to provide (a piece of furniture, book, etc) with a new cover
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