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Definition 1: the act of protecting something by covering it - [noun denoting act]

(covering is a kind of ...) the activity of protecting someone or something

"the witnesses demanded police protection"

(... is a kind of covering ) the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes

Definition 2: the work of applying something - [noun denoting act]

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

  • the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine
  • a complete bleach requires several applications
  • the surface was ready for a coating of paint

Synonyms for covering in the sense of this definition

(covering is a kind of ...) labor done with the hands

(... is a kind of covering ) the application of wax to a surface

(... is a kind of covering ) the application of tiles to cover a surface

(... is a kind of covering ) the application of very thin coat of color over the surface of a picture

(... is a kind of covering ) the application of a thin coat of metal (as by electrolysis)

(... is a kind of covering ) the application of plaster

(... is a kind of covering ) the application of wallpaper

(... is a kind of covering ) the application of a thin layer of soft solder to the ends of wires before soldering them

"careful tinning of the ends of wires results in a better joint when you solder them"

(... is a kind of covering ) the application of a protective layer of tin

(... is a kind of covering ) the application of a liquid in the form of small particles ejected from a sprayer

(... is a kind of covering ) the act of applying paint to a surface

"you can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"

(... is a kind of covering ) the act of applying paving materials to an area

(... is a kind of covering ) an application of a lubricant to something

(... is a kind of covering ) either the work of covering with metal by the use of a galvanic current or the coating of iron with zinc to protect it from rusting

(... is a kind of covering ) the work of coating glass with metal foil

(... is a kind of covering ) the application of a gas or smoke to something for the purpose of disinfecting it

(... is a kind of covering ) the act of applying oil or an oily liquid

(... is a kind of covering ) providing something with a surface of a different material

Definition 3: the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it - [noun denoting act]

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

  • the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft

Synonyms for covering in the sense of this definition

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

Definition 4: an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it) - [noun denoting artifact]

(covering is a kind of ...) a man-made object taken as a whole

(... is a kind of covering ) metal covering leading to a vent that exhausts smoke or fumes

(... is a kind of covering ) (falconry) a leather covering for a hawk's head

(... is a kind of covering ) covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)

(... is a kind of covering ) the part of a shoe or stocking that covers the arch of the foot

(... is a kind of covering ) a covering to disguise or conceal the face

(... is a kind of covering ) a covering of coarse fabric (usually of straw or hemp)

(... is a kind of covering ) the golden covering of the ark of the covenant

(... is a kind of covering ) a wooden covering for the upper part of a paddlewheel

(... is a kind of covering ) (nautical) a covering or flooring constructed of planks (as on a ship)

(... is a kind of covering ) 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 covering ) a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something

"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"

(... is a kind of covering ) cloth coverings wrapped around something (as a wound or a baby)

(... is a kind of covering ) the part of a glove that provides a covering for the thumb

(... is a kind of covering ) the part of footwear that provides a covering for the toes

(... is a kind of covering ) covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container)

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

(... is a kind of covering ) covering (padding and springs and webbing and fabric) on a piece of furniture

(... is a kind of covering ) covering for a person's feet

(... is a kind of covering ) covering that is folded over to protect the contents

(... is a kind of covering ) a covering for a floor

(... is a kind of covering ) a synthetic covering with two layers used experimentally to treat burn victims

(... is a kind of covering ) the part of a boot above the instep

(... is a kind of covering ) a dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic

(... is a kind of covering ) the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit

(... is a kind of covering ) the outermost covering of a pneumatic tire

(... is a kind of covering ) covering (usually rope or canvas) of a line or spar to protect it from friction

(... is a kind of covering ) anything that covers or conceals

(... is a kind of covering ) a covering made of cloth

(... is a kind of covering ) a covering designed to be worn on a person's body

(... is a kind of covering ) a thin layer covering something

"a second coat of paint"

(... is a kind of covering ) covering consisting of a plate used to cover over or close in a chamber or receptacle

(... is a kind of covering ) a sterile covering arranged over a patient's body during a medical examination or during surgery in order to reduce the possibility of contamination

(... is a kind of covering ) either of a pair of ear coverings (usually connected by a headband) that are worn to keep the ears warm in cold weather

(... is a kind of covering ) a covering consisting of anything intended to conceal something regarded as shameful

(... is a kind of covering ) one of the parts of a glove that provides covering for a finger or thumb

(... is a kind of covering ) any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely

"he wrote on the flap of the envelope"

(... is a kind of covering ) the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped

Definition 5: a natural object that covers or envelops - [noun denoting object]

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

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

Synonyms for covering in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"fields in a vesture of green"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"there was a blanket of snow"

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

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

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

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

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

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