- having no cover or covering.
- having the head bare.
- not protected by collateral or other security, as a loan.
- not protected by insurance: Workers want their uncovered spouses to join the health plan.
Origin of uncovered
- to lay bare; disclose; reveal.
- to remove the cover or covering from.
- to remove a hat from (the head).
- to remove a cover or covering.
- to take off one's hat or other head covering as a gesture of respect.
Origin of uncover
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Related Wordsdiscovered, unprotected, bare, unveiled, shown, weakened, stripped, caught, revealed, naked, nude, unconcealed, visible, vulnerable
Examples from the Web for uncovered
As uncovered by the climate blog desmogblog, the Ethical Oil meme dates to a 2010 book by Ezra Levant.How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline
December 28, 2014
The publication said the plot was first uncovered by American intelligence.U.S. Clams Up on Xmas Airline Bomb ‘Plot’
December 2, 2014
As I uncovered these stories, I found a way to empathize with members of the Greek system.Stepford Sororities: The Pressures of USC’s Greek Life
Maya Richard Craven
November 17, 2014
Ceramic pieces, metal fragments, seeds and human remains have been uncovered by archeologists at the site.Trading Dime Bags for Salvador Dali
October 19, 2014
In a couple of convents situated close to the Biennale headquarters in Giardini, Campagnol uncovered more secrets.The Venetian Nuns Who Ditched Their Habits for High Fashion
September 14, 2014
Then they uncovered the fallen statues of the pediments of Zeus' temple.
With his own hands he uncovered the bones and skull of some brave warrior.
One such old palace has been uncovered at Tiryns near Mycenae.Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae
She stood there in the biting wind, while he uncovered the horse and drove away.Tiverton Tales
His white locks were uncovered, and he was in his shirt-sleeves.The Village Watch-Tower
(AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
- not covered; revealed or bare
- not protected by insurance, security, etc
- with hat removed as a mark of respect
- (tr) to remove the cover, cap, top, etc, from
- (tr) to reveal or discloseto uncover a plot
- to take off (one's head covering), esp as a mark of respect
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Word Origin and History for uncovered
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