- A lid.
- The hiding from view.
- The front and back of a book or magazine.
- The top sheet of a bed.
- (music) A cover version; a cover song.
- (cricket) A fielding position on the off side, between point and mid off, about 30Â° forward of square; a fielder in this position.
- A setting at a restaurant table.
- We need to set another for the Smith party.
- (topology) A set (more often known as a family) of sets, whose union contains the given set.
- The open intervals are a for the real numbers.
- A cover charge.
- There's a $15 tonight.
- (philately) An envelope complete with stamps and postmarks etc.
- (military) A solid object, including terrain, that provides protection from enemy fire.
- (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.
- To place something over or upon to conceal or protect.
- To feature, discuss, or mention.
- To provide enough money for.
- We've earned enough money to cover most of our costs.
- (music) To make a cover version of (a song that was originally recorded by another artist).
- (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.
Etymology: coveren < covrir (French: couvrir) < cooperire (to cover completely).According to the w:Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford English Dictionary, the original sense of the verb and noun 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.
- Of or pertaining to the front cover of a book or magazine.
- (music) Originally recorded by one artist, but later rerecorded by another artist.
- Of, pertaining to, or consisting of cover versions.
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