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Definition 1: the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it - [noun denoting act]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft

Synonyms for cover in the sense of this definition

(cover is a kind of ...) the activity of keeping something secret

Definition 2: fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations - [noun denoting act]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal

Synonyms for cover in the sense of this definition

(cover is a kind of ...) the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy

"hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes" "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"

Definition 3: a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment

(cover is a kind of ...) the activity of keeping something secret

Definition 4: a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they made a cover of a Beatles' song

Synonyms for cover in the sense of this definition

(cover is a kind of ...) a storage device on which information (sounds or images) have been recorded

Definition 5: bedding that keeps a person warm in bed - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep

Synonyms for cover in the sense of this definition

(cover is a kind of ...) coverings that are used on a bed

(... is a kind of cover ) a blanket knitted or crocheted in strips or squares; sometimes used as a shawl

(... is a kind of cover ) a blanket containing and electric heating element that can be controlled to the desired temperature by a rheostat

(... is a kind of cover ) a thick plaid blanket formerly used in the northwestern United States

(... is a kind of cover ) a blanket that is used as a cloak or shawl

(... is a kind of cover ) a blanket (or toy) that a child carries around in order to reduce anxiety

Definition 6: a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a screen of trees afforded privacy
  • under cover of darkness
  • the brush provided a covert for game
  • the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background

Synonyms for cover in the sense of this definition

(cover is a kind of ...) an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

(... is a kind of cover ) a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)

"he waited impatiently in the blind"

(... is a kind of cover ) device or stratagem for concealment or deceit

(... is a kind of cover ) a translucent screen made of a wooden frame covered with rice paper

(... is a kind of cover ) screen consisting of a figure of a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game

Definition 7: covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container) - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he removed the top of the carton
  • he couldn't get the top off of the bottle
  • put the cover back on the kettle

Synonyms for cover in the sense of this definition

(cover is a kind of ...) an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

(... is a kind of cover ) a top (as for a bottle)

(... is a kind of cover ) a movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the opening at the top of a box, chest, jar, pan, etc.

"he raised the piano lid"

(... is a kind of cover ) a flush iron cover for a manhole (as in a street)

(... is a kind of cover ) the top of a container that must be screwed off and on

Definition 8: the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the book had a leather binding

Synonyms for cover in the sense of this definition

(cover is a kind of ...) a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

"they had no protection from the fallout" "wax provided protection for the floors"

(... is a kind of cover ) book binding in which the spine and part of the sides are bound in one material and the rest in another

(... is a kind of cover ) the spine and much of the sides are a different material from the rest of the cover

(... is part of cover) physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together

"he used a large book as a doorstop"

Definition 9: a natural object that covers or envelops - [noun denoting object]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • under a covering of dust
  • the fox was flushed from its cover

Synonyms for cover in the sense of this definition

(cover is a kind of ...) an object occurring naturally; not made by man

(... is a kind of cover ) the exterior covering of a bird's egg

(... is a kind of cover ) a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid

"there was a thin skim of oil on the water"

(... is a kind of cover ) any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)

(... is a kind of cover ) a covering of snow (as on a mountain peak)

(... is a kind of cover ) something that covers or cloaks like a garment

"fields in a vesture of green"

(... is a kind of cover ) outer layer of the spore-bearing organ in many fungi

(... is a kind of cover ) the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary

(... is a kind of cover ) collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils

(... is a kind of cover ) a case or sheath especially a pollen sac or moss capsule

(... is a kind of cover ) a membrane enclosing and protecting the developing spores especially that covering the sori of a fern

(... is a kind of cover ) a rigid covering that envelops an object

"the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice"

(... is a kind of cover ) the inner top surface of a covered area or hollow space

"the roof of the cave was very high" "I could see the roof of the bear's mouth"

(... is a kind of cover ) a covering of fine hairs (or sometimes scales) as on a leaf or insect

(... is a kind of cover ) a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals

(... is a kind of cover ) the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod

(... is a kind of cover ) a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins

(... is a kind of cover ) any covering for the body or a body part

(... is a kind of cover ) an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part

(... is a kind of cover ) an outer protective covering such as the skin of an animal or a cuticle or seed coat or rind or shell

(... is a kind of cover ) anything that covers

"there was a blanket of snow"

(... is a kind of cover ) a hard outer layer that covers something

(... is a kind of cover ) a natural covering (as by a fluid)

"the spacecraft detected an envelope of gas around the comet"

(... is a kind of cover ) a protective covering that is part of a plant

(... is a kind of cover ) tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants

Definition 10: a fixed charge by a restaurant or nightclub over and above the charge for food and drink - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for cover in the sense of this definition

(cover is a kind of ...) a periodic charge that does not vary with business volume (as insurance or rent or mortgage payments etc.)

Definition 11: sit on (eggs) - [verb of body]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Birds brood
  • The female covers the eggs

Synonyms for cover in the sense of this definition

(cover is a kind of ...) have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant

"The Bible tells people to procreate" "These bacteria reproduce"

(cover implies ...) take a seat

(cover has a similar meaning as ...) emerge from the eggs

"young birds, fish, and reptiles hatch"

(cover has a similar meaning as ...) copulate with a female, used especially of horses

"The horse covers the mare"

Definition 12: clothe, as if for protection from the elements - [verb of body]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cover your head!

Synonyms for cover in the sense of this definition

(cover is a kind of ...) provide with clothes or put clothes on

"Parents must feed and dress their child"

Definition 13: protect by insurance - [verb of communication]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The insurance won't cover this

Synonyms for cover in the sense of this definition

(cover is a kind of ...) stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of

"The dealer warrants all the cars he sells" "I warrant this information"

(... is a kind of cover ) insure again by assuming all or a part of the liability of an insurance company already covering a risk

(... is a kind of cover ) secure against future loss, damage, or liability; give security for

"This plan indemnifies workers against wages lost through illness"

(cover has a similar meaning as ...) to take an action to protect against future problems

"Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself"

(cover has a similar meaning as ...) make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities

"he is compensating for being a bad father"

Definition 14: act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression - [verb of communication]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This book deals with incest
  • The course covered all of Western Civilization
  • The new book treats the history of China

Synonyms for cover in the sense of this definition

(cover is a kind of ...) bring up a topic for discussion

(... is a kind of cover ) treat from a theological viewpoint or render theological in character

(... is a kind of cover ) to consider or examine in speech or writing

"The author talks about the different aspects of this question" "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"

(cover has a similar meaning as ...) interact in a certain way

"Do right by her" "Treat him with caution, please" "Handle the press reporters gently"

(cover has a similar meaning as ...) include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory

"This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds" "this should cover everyone in the group"

Definition 15: be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism - [verb of communication]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Snow reported on China in the 1950's
  • The cub reporter covered New York City

Synonyms for cover in the sense of this definition

(cover is a kind of ...) impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

"I informed him of his rights"

(cover has a similar meaning as ...) maintain a check on; especially by patrolling

"The second officer covered the top floor"

Definition 16: maintain a check on; especially by patrolling - [verb of communication]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The second officer covered the top floor

(cover is a kind of ...) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

"He verified that the valves were closed" "See that the curtains are closed" "control the quality of the product"

(cover has a similar meaning as ...) be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism

"Snow reported on China in the 1950's" "The cub reporter covered New York City"

Definition 17: protect or defend (a position in a game) - [verb of competition]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he covered left field

(cover is a kind of ...) shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

"Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with two defensive players

(cover has a similar meaning as ...) be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game

Definition 18: hold within range of an aimed firearm - [verb of competition]

(cover is a kind of ...) shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

"Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"

(cover has a similar meaning as ...) span an interval of distance, space or time

"The war extended over five years" "The period covered the turn of the century" "My land extends over the hills on the horizon" "This farm covers some 200 acres" "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"

Definition 19: play a higher card than the one previously played - [verb of competition]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Smith covered again

(cover is a kind of ...) put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game

"He is playing his cards close to his chest" "The Democrats still have some cards to play before they will concede the electoral victory"

(cover belongs to category ...) a game played with playing cards

Definition 20: be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game - [verb of competition]

(cover is a kind of ...) shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

"Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"

(cover has a similar meaning as ...) protect or defend (a position in a game)

"he covered left field"

Definition 21: provide with a covering or cause to be covered - [verb of contact]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cover her face with a handkerchief
  • cover the child with a blanket
  • cover the grave with flowers

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with flakes or as if with flakes

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with tiles

"tile the wall and the floor of the bathroom"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with lagging to prevent heat loss

"lag pipes"

(... is a kind of cover ) put a mask on or cover with a mask

"Mask the children for Halloween"

(... is a kind of cover ) shield from light

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with a sauce

"mask the meat"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover as if with a blanket

"snow blanketed the fields"

(... is a kind of cover ) apply a heavy coat to

(... is a kind of cover ) apply a plaster cast to

"plaster the broken arm"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with a sheet, as if by wrapping

"sheet the body"

(... is a kind of cover ) put an enamel cover on

"crown my teeth"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with aluminum

(... is a kind of cover ) cover anew

"recover a chair"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with a hood

"The bandits were hooded"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with or as with a cowl

"cowl the boys and veil the girls"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with clapboards

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with a canopy

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with bread crumbs

"bread the pork chops before frying them"

(... is a kind of cover ) put blinders on (a horse)

(... is a kind of cover ) cover the eyes of (someone) to prevent him from seeing

"the hostage was blindfolded and driven away"

(... is a kind of cover ) apply a liquid to; e.g., paint the gutters with linseed oil

(... is a kind of cover ) apply to a surface

"She applied paint to the back of the house" "Put on make-up!"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with gravel

"We gravelled the driveway"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with lime so as to induce growth

"lime the lawn"

(... is a kind of cover ) form mounds over

"The huts can be mounded over to form shelters"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover or provide with or as if with straw

"cows were strawed to weather the snowstorm"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover by spreading something over

"spread the bread with cheese"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover or dress loosely with cloth

"drape the statue with a sheet"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with a light dusting of a substance

"dust the bread with flour"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover conspicuously or thickly, as by pasting something on

"The demonstrators plastered the hallways with posters" "She let the walls of the apartment be beplastered with stucco"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with grass

"The owners decided to grass their property"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with graphite

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with cement

"concrete the walls"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with a thin sheet of non-fabric material

"laminate the table"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover by spraying with a liquid

"spray the wall with paint"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover by brushing

"brush the bread with melted butter"

(... is a kind of cover ) decorate with frosting

"frost a cake"

(... is a kind of cover ) envelop completely

"smother the meat in gravy"

(... is a kind of cover ) enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering

"Fog enveloped the house"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with a protective sheathing

"sheathe her face"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover or drape with crape

"crape the mirror"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover, plate, or edge with steel

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with veneer

"veneer the furniture to protect it"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with bark

(... is a kind of cover ) put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface

"coat the cake with chocolate"

(... is a kind of cover ) spread butter on

"butter bread"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with wallpaper

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with canvas

"She canvassed the walls of her living room so as to conceal the ugly cracks"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with paper

"paper the box"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with oil, as if by rubbing

"oil the wooden surface"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with wax

"wax the car"

(... is a kind of cover ) spread or daub (a surface)

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with wooden boards

"board up windows before the hurricane"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover completely, as if with a carpet

"flowers carpeted the meadows"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with frost

"ice crystals frosted the glass"

(... is a kind of cover ) provide with a rough or speckled surface or appearance

"frost the glass" "she frosts her hair"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it

"smear the wall with paint" "daub the ceiling with plaster"

(... is a kind of cover ) provide a building with a roof; cover a building with a roof

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with mulch

"mulch the flowerbeds"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover (the ground) with a surface layer of grass or grass roots

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning

"bank a fire"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with a carpet

"carpet the floors of the house"

(... is a kind of cover ) lubricate with grease

"grease the wheels"

(... is a kind of cover ) apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to

(... is a kind of cover ) provide with a thermally non-conducting cover

"The tubing needs to be jacketed"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover or back with foil

"foil mirrors"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover up with a liquid correction fluid

"white-out the typo"

(... is a kind of cover ) protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal

"flash the roof"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with a pall

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with sod

(... is a kind of cover ) provide with a binding

"bind the books in leather"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with planks

"The streets were planked"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover as for protection against noise or smell

"She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate" "hold one's nose"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with a coif

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with or as if with a cloak

"cloaked monks"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover the interior of

"line the gloves" "line a chimney"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover the front or surface of

"The building was faced with beautiful stones"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover or fit with feathers

(... is a kind of cover ) arrange or fold as a cover or protection

"wrap the baby before taking her out" "Wrap the present"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover (a location) wholly or partially by squirting a liquid onto it

"Spritz the lawn with water"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with felt

"felt a cap"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover the surface of

"paste the wall with burlap"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with strips of canvas

"parcel rope"

(cover has a similar meaning as ...) put something on top of something else

"cover the meat with a lot of gravy"

(cover has a similar meaning as ...) form a cover over

"The grass covered the grave"

Definition 22: form a cover over - [verb of contact]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The grass covered the grave

Synonyms for cover in the sense of this definition

(cover is a kind of ...) be in direct physical contact with; make contact

"The two buildings touch" "Their hands touched" "The wire must not contact the metal cover" "The surfaces contact at this point"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with liquid, usually water

"The swollen river flooded the village" "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"

(... is a kind of cover ) form an impenetrable cover over

"the butter cream smothered the cake"

(... is a kind of cover ) form a carpet-like cover (over)

(... is a kind of cover ) form a blanket-like cover (over)

(... is a kind of cover ) cover as if with clothing

"the mountain was clothed in tropical trees"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover like a mantle

"The ivy mantles the building"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover completely or make imperceptible

"I was drowned in work" "The noise drowned out her speech"

(... is a kind of cover ) form a cover like a shroud

"Mist shrouded the castle"

(... is a kind of cover ) form a coat over

"Dirt had coated her face"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with grass

(... is a kind of cover ) cover; be dispersed over

"Dead bodies strewed the ground"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with ice or snow or a glacier

"the entire area was glaciated"

(... is a kind of cover ) become covered with mist

"The windshield misted over"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover with blood

"bloody your hands"

(cover has a similar meaning as ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

Definition 23: copulate with a female, used especially of horses - [verb of contact]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The horse covers the mare

Synonyms for cover in the sense of this definition

(cover is a kind of ...) engage in sexual intercourse

"Birds mate in the Spring"

(cover has a similar meaning as ...) sit on (eggs)

"Birds brood" "The female covers the eggs"

(cover belongs to category ...) breeding and caring for farm animals

Definition 24: cover as if with a shroud - [verb of contact]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery

Synonyms for cover in the sense of this definition

(cover is a kind of ...) enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering

"Fog enveloped the house"

Definition 25: put something on top of something else - [verb of contact]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cover the meat with a lot of gravy

Synonyms for cover in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of cover ) mark or overlay with patches of contrasting color or texture; cause to appear splashed or spattered

"The mountain was splashed with snow"

(cover has a similar meaning as ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

Definition 26: travel across or pass over - [verb of motion]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day

Synonyms for cover in the sense of this definition

(cover is a kind of ...) go across or through

"We passed the point where the police car had parked" "A terrible thought went through his mind"

(... is a kind of cover ) cross on foot

"We had to tramp the creeks"

(... is a kind of cover ) move swiftly through or over

"ships coursing the Atlantic"

(... is a kind of cover ) proceed along in a vehicle

"We drive the turnpike to work"

(... is a kind of cover ) cross the road at a red light

(... is a kind of cover ) cross over on a bridge

(... is a kind of cover ) cross a river where it's shallow

(... is a kind of cover ) cross in a pattern, often random

(... is a kind of cover ) traverse or cover by walking

"Walk the tightrope" "Paul walked the streets of Damascus" "She walks 3 miles every day"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover or traverse by taking long steps

"She strode several miles towards the woods"

(... is a kind of cover ) traverse as if by a short airplane trip

"Hop the Pacific Ocean"

Definition 27: hide from view or knowledge - [verb of perception]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House

Synonyms for cover in the sense of this definition

(cover is a kind of ...) prevent from being seen or discovered

"hide the money"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error

"Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin" "She tried to gloss over her mistakes"

Definition 28: spread over a surface to conceal or protect - [verb of perception]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This paint covers well

(cover is a kind of ...) prevent from being seen or discovered

"hide the money"

Definition 29: be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of - [verb of possession]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Is this enough to cover the check?

(cover is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself

(cover is a kind of ...) shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

"Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"

(cover has a similar meaning as ...) protect by insurance

"The insurance won't cover this"

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She covered herself with glory

(cover is a kind of ...) give qualities or abilities to

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week

(cover is a kind of ...) act as a substitute

"She stood in for the soprano who suffered from a cold"

Definition 33: provide for - [verb of stative]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The grant doesn't cover my salary

(cover is a kind of ...) meet the requirements or expectations of

Definition 34: span an interval of distance, space or time - [verb of stative]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The war extended over five years
  • The period covered the turn of the century
  • My land extends over the hills on the horizon
  • This farm covers some 200 acres
  • The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles

Synonyms for cover in the sense of this definition

(cover is a kind of ...) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

"Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back" "What is behind this behavior?"

(... is a kind of cover ) to cover or extend over an area or time period

"Rivers traverse the valley floor" "The parking lot spans 3 acres" "The novel spans three centuries"

(... is a kind of cover ) cover the entire range of

(... is a kind of cover ) extend over and cover a part of

"The roofs of the houses overlap in this crowded city"

(... is a kind of cover ) spread across or over

"A big oil spot spread across the water"

(... is a kind of cover ) extend in ridges

"The land ridges towards the South"

(... is a kind of cover ) scatter or intersperse like dots or studs

"Hills constellated with lights"

(cover has a similar meaning as ...) hold within range of an aimed firearm

Definition 35: include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory - [verb of stative]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds
  • this should cover everyone in the group

Synonyms for cover in the sense of this definition

(cover is a kind of ...) have as a part, be made up out of

"The list includes the names of many famous writers"

(cover has a similar meaning as ...) act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression

"This book deals with incest" "The course covered all of Western Civilization" "The new book treats the history of China"

Definition 36: make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities - [verb of stative]

Samples where cover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is compensating for being a bad father

Synonyms for cover in the sense of this definition

(cover is a kind of ...) adjust for

"engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"

(cover has a similar meaning as ...) protect by insurance

"The insurance won't cover this"

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