Complete Definition of "cover"

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English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-cover.ogg|Audio (US)
:rhymes|ʌvə(r)

Etymology
ME. coveren < OF. covrir (French: couvrir) < L. cooperire (to cover completely).

According to the w:Oxford English Dictionary|Oxford English Dictionary, the original sense of the verb and noun cover was hide from view as in its cognate covert. Except in the limited sense of cover again, the word recover is unrelated and is cognate with recuperate.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A lid.
  2. The hiding from view.
  3. The front and back of a book or magazine.
  4. The top sheet of a bed.
  5. music A cover version; a cover song.
  6. cricket A fielding position on the off side, between point and mid off, about 30° forward of square; a fielder in this position.
  7. A setting at a restaurant table.

#:We need to set another cover for the Smith party.

  1. topology A set (more often known as a family) of sets, whose union contains the given set.

#: The open intervals are a cover for the real numbers.

  1. A cover charge.

#: There's a $15 cover tonight.

  1. philately An envelope complete with stamps and postmarks etc.
  2. military A solid object, including terrain, that provides protection from enemy fire.
  3. legal In commercial law, refers to a buyer’s purchase on the open market of goods similar or identical to the goods contracted for after a seller has breached a contract of sale by failure to deliver the goods contracted for.

Derived terms
cover charge
cover letter
cover version
take cover

Translations
trans-top|lid
Afrikaans: dekking
Albanian: t-|sq|kapak|m|xs=Albanian
Catalan: tapa f
Croatian: t-|hr|poklopac|m
Dutch: t+|nl|deksel|n
Esperanto: tegilo, fermoplato
Finnish: t+|fi|kansi
German: Deckel m, Abdeckung f
trans-mid
Hungarian: fedő, fedél
Italian: t+|it|coperto|m, t-|it|coperchio|m
Kurdish: KUchar|سهرقاپ
Polish: przykrycie n, wieko n
Portuguese: tampa f
Russian: крышка (krýška) f
Slovene: pokrov m, pokrovka f
Spanish: t+|es|tapa|m, t-|es|cubierta|f
Swedish: lock n, skydd n
Telugu: t|te|మూత (mootha)
Turkish: t+|tr|kapak
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trans-top|hiding
Afrikaans: skuiling
Dutch: dekking
Finnish: t+|fi|suoja
German: Deckung f, Versteck n
Hebrew: כיסוי (kisui) m
trans-mid
Polish przykrycie n, przykrywka f, ukrycie n
Portuguese: esconderijo m
Russian: укрытие (ukrýtije) n
Slovene: kritje n
Spanish: escondrijo m, guarida f
Swedish: gömma c , gömställe n
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trans-top|front and back of a book or a magazine
Afrikaans: voorblad; agterblad
Dutch: kaft, omslag m|n
Finnish: t+|fi|kansi
French: t+|fr|couverture|f
German: Einband m (book), Umschlag m (magazine)
Hebrew: t-|he|כריכה|f|trkrikha|scHebr
Hungarian: borító
trans-mid
Polish okładka f
Portuguese: t+|pt|capa|f
Russian: обложка (oblóžka) f
Slovene: platnica f
Spanish: t+|es|tapa|m
Swedish: omslag n (magazine, paperback book or the content of the cover of a hardcover book), pärmar (plural, of a book)
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trans-top|top sheet
Dutch: sprei
Finnish: peite, päiväpeitto
German: t+|de|Decke|f
Italian: t+|it|coperta|f
trans-mid
Polish: kapa f, narzuta f, pościel f
Portuguese: cobertor m, coberta f
Russian: покрывало (pokryválo) n
Sardinian: manta f
Spanish: sabana f, cobertor m, colcha f
Swedish: täcke n
Telugu: దుప్పటి (duppati)
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trans-top|cover version
Dutch: t-|nl|cover
Finnish: t+|fi|cover
French: t+|fr|reprise|f
trans-mid
German: Cover n, Coverversion f
Polish: t+|pl|cover|m
Portuguese: t-|pt|clone|m
Slovene: priredba f
Swedish: t-|sv|cover|c
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trans-top|cricket fielding position
trans-mid
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trans-top|setting at a restaurant table
Italian: t+|it|coperto|m
Polish: nakrycie n
trans-mid
Portuguese: t+|pt|reserva|f
Slovene: pogrinjek m
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trans-top|family of sets
German: Überdeckung f
Hungarian: fedés
trans-mid
Swedish: övertäckning c
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trans-top|cover charge
Dutch: entree, Flanders: inkom
Italian: t+|it|coperto|m
Polish: napiwek m wliczony
Portuguese: taxa inclusa f
trans-mid
Swedish: inträde n
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Esperanto: kovrilo
ttbc|Ido: kovrilo
ttbc|Indonesian: tutup, lingkup, tudung, sampul
ttbc|Japanese: カバー (kabā)

Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. Of or pertaining to the front cover of a book or magazine.
  2. music Originally recorded by one artist, but later rerecorded by another artist.
  3. Of, pertaining to, or consisting of cover versions.

Translations
trans-top|about cover of a book or magazine
Chinese: 封面 (fēng miàn)
Finnish: kansi-
Polish: okładkowy m, okładkowa f, okładkowe n
trans-mid
Portuguese: coberto m, coberta f
Swedish: omslags-
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trans-top|concerning a cover version
Finnish: cover-#Finnish|cover-
trans-mid
Portuguese: clonado m, clonada f
Swedish: cover-#Swedish|cover-
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Verb
en-verb

  1. To place something over or upon to conceal or protect.
  2. To feature, discuss, or mention.
  3. To provide enough money for.

#: We've earned enough money to cover most of our costs.

  1. music To make a cover version of (a song that was originally recorded by another artist).
  2. context|military|police To protect using an aimed firearm and the threat of firing; or to protect using continuous, heaving fire at or in the direction of the enemy so as to force the enemy to remain in cover; or to threaten using an aimed firearm and the threat of firing.

Derived terms
cover up
discover
recover
uncover

Translations
trans-top|to conceal or protect
Dutch: dekken, bedekken
Finnish: t+|fi|piilottaa
German: t+|de|decken
Hebrew: לכסות (lekhasot)
Kurdish: KUchar|داپۆشه
Lithuanian: užlieti
Old English: t-|ang|bihreosan|altbihrēosan|xsOld English
Polish: przykrywać, okrywać, zakrywać, skrywać, zasłaniać, osłaniać
trans-mid
Portuguese: acobertar, esconder, ocultar
Russian: прятать/спрятать (pr'átat'/spr'átat'), скрывать/скрыть (skryvát'/skrýt')
Slovene: pokriti
Spanish: t-|es|esconder, t-|es|ocultar, t-|es|abrigar
Swedish: täcka (1), skydda
Telugu: మూయు (mooyu)
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trans-top|mention
Dutch: t+|nl|behandelen
Finnish: t+|fi|mainita
German: t+|de|abdecken
trans-mid
Portuguese: t+|pt|mencionar
Spanish: t-|es|mencionar
Swedish: täcka
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trans-top|provide enough money for
Dutch: dekken
Finnish: t+|fi|kattaa
German: t+|de|abdecken
Hebrew: לכסות (lekhasot)
Polish: pokrywać
trans-mid
Portuguese: cobrir
Slovene: t-|sl|kriti
Spanish: t-|es|cubrir
Swedish: täcka upp för
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trans-top|make a cover
Dutch: coveren
Finnish: coveroida colloquial
German: decken, covern
trans-mid
Polish: nagrać cover
Portuguese: cobrir, tampar
Slovene: prirediti
Swedish: göra en cover på
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trans-top|protect by shooting
Dutch: dekken
Hebrew: לחפות (lekhapot)
Polish: osłaniać
trans-mid
Portuguese: cobrir
Russian: прикрывать/прикрыть (prikryvát'/prikrýt')
Slovene: t-|sl|kriti
Spanish: t+|es|proteger, t+|es|apuntar
Swedish: täcka
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Esperanto: kovri
ttbc|Ido: kovrar
ttbc|Indonesian: tutup|menutupi, lingkup|melingkupi
ttbc|Japanese: 覆う (おおう, oou), カバーする (kabā-suru)

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