[ uhn-kuhv-er ]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to lay bare; disclose; reveal.

  2. to remove the cover or covering from.

  1. to remove a hat from (the head).

verb (used without object)
  1. to remove a cover or covering.

  2. to take off one's hat or other head covering as a gesture of respect.

Origin of uncover

First recorded in 1250–1300, uncover is from the Middle English word uncoveren.See un-2, cover

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How to use uncover in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for uncover


/ (ʌnˈkʌvə) /

  1. (tr) to remove the cover, cap, top, etc, from

  2. (tr) to reveal or disclose: to uncover a plot

  1. to take off (one's head covering), esp as a mark of respect

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