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Definition of Cover


  1. To overspread the surface of (one thing) with another; as, to cover wood with paint or lacquer; to cover a table with a cloth.
  2. To envelop; to clothe, as with a mantle or cloak.
  3. To invest (one's self with something); to bring upon (one's self); as, he covered himself with glory.
  4. To hide sight; to conceal; to cloak; as, the enemy were covered from our sight by the woods.
  5. To brood or sit on; to incubate.
  6. To shelter, as from evil or danger; to protect; to defend; as, the cavalry covered the retreat.
  7. To remove from remembrance; to put away; to remit.
  8. To extend over; to be sufficient for; to comprehend, include, or embrace; to account for or solve; to counterbalance; as, a mortgage which fully covers a sum loaned on it; a law which covers all possible cases of a crime; receipts than do not cover expenses.
  9. To put the usual covering or headdress on.
  10. To copulate with (a female); to serve; as, a horse covers a mare; -- said of the male.
  11. Anything which is laid, set, or spread, upon, about, or over, another thing; an envelope; a lid; as, the cover of a book.
  12. Anything which veils or conceals; a screen; disguise; a cloak.
  13. Shelter; protection; as, the troops fought under cover of the batteries; the woods afforded a good cover.
  14. The woods, underbrush, etc., which shelter and conceal game; covert; as, to beat a cover; to ride to cover.
  15. The lap of a slide valve.
  16. A tablecloth, and the other table furniture; esp., the table furniture for the use of one person at a meal; as, covers were laid for fifty guests.
  17. To spread a table for a meal; to prepare a banquet.

Cover Quotations

At first, my bedroom had flowers and yellow walls and huge furniture in plastic that was orange and green - and furry green bed cover and everything. Then, I think the day I turned 13, I painted the walls black and put Kurt Cobain on the wall and just changed everything into a dark theme.
Tove Lo

Grace is sufficient even though we huff and puff with all our might to try and find something or someone that it cannot cover. Grace is enough.
Brennan Manning

Emphasize your strengths on your resume, in your cover letters and in your interviews. It may sound obvious, but you'd be surprised how many people simply list everything they've ever done. Convey your passion and link your strengths to measurable results. Employers and interviewers love concrete data.
Marcus Buckingham

If God creates a world of particles and waves, dancing in obedience to mathematical and physical laws, who are we to say that he cannot make use of those laws to cover the surface of a small planet with living creatures?
Martin Gardner

Cover the canvas at the first go, then work at it until you see nothing more to add.
Camille Pissarro
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Cover Translations

cover in Afrikaans is dek
cover in Dutch is dekken, beleggen, toedekken, bedekken
cover in German is Schutz, bespannen (mit Stoff ...)
cover in Italian is copro, rivestimento, callotta, coprire
cover in Latin is occulto, obvolvo, induco
cover in Norwegian is deksel, lokk, omslag, skjul
cover in Portuguese is tampa
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