1. cover

usage: 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"

2. cover, spread over, touch, adjoin, meet, contact

usage: form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave"

3. cover, continue, extend, be

usage: 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"

4. cover, satisfy, fulfill, fulfil, live up to

usage: provide for; "The grant doesn't cover my salary"

5. cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address, broach, initiate

usage: 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"

6. embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover, include

usage: 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"

7. traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across, pass, go through, go across

usage: travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

8. report, cover, inform

usage: 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"

9. cover, protect

usage: hold within range of an aimed firearm

10. cover, protect

usage: to take an action to protect against future problems; "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself"

11. cover, cover up, hide, conceal

usage: hide from view or knowledge; "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House"

12. cover, protect

usage: protect or defend (a position in a game); "he covered left field"

13. cover, see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure

usage: maintain a check on; especially by patrolling; "The second officer covered the top floor"

14. cover, insure, underwrite, guarantee, warrant

usage: protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this"

15. cover, compensate, overcompensate, compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up

usage: make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"

16. cover, endow, indue, gift, empower, invest, endue

usage: invest with a large or excessive amount of something; "She covered herself with glory"

17. cover, substitute, deputize, deputise, step in

usage: help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities; "She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week"

18. cover, be

usage: be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of; "Is this enough to cover the check?"

19. cover, hide, conceal

usage: spread over a surface to conceal or protect; "This paint covers well"

20. shroud, enshroud, hide, cover, envelop, enfold, enwrap, wrap, enclose

usage: cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"

21. breed, cover, copulate, mate, pair, couple

usage: copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare"

22. overlay, cover

usage: put something on top of something else; "cover the meat with a lot of gravy"

23. cover, play

usage: play a higher card than the one previously played; "Smith covered again"

24. cover, protect

usage: be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game

25. brood, hatch, cover, incubate, reproduce, procreate, multiply

usage: sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"

26. cover, wrap up, dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel

usage: clothe, as if for protection from the elements; "cover your head!"


1. covered (vs. bare), ariled, arillate, awninged, beaded, blanketed, canopied, cloaked, clothed, draped, mantled, wrapped, crusted, encrusted, crusty, crustlike, dabbled, spattered, splashed, splattered, drenched, drenched in, dusty, dust-covered, moon-splashed, moss-grown, mossy, mud-beplastered, muffled, peritrichous, plastered, sealed, overgrown, sealed, smothered, snow-clad, snow-covered, snowy, splashy, sun-drenched, thickspread, tiled, white, snowy

usage: overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form; "women with covered faces"; "covered wagons"; "a covered balcony"

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