Textual thesaurus for "cover"

(noun) covering fire

fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations

artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal

(noun) masking, screening, covering

the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it

the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft

(noun) binding, back, book binding

the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book

the book had a leather binding

(noun) blanket

bedding that keeps a person warm in bed

he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep

(noun) cover song, cover version

a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else

they made a cover of a Beatles' song

(noun) screen, concealment, covert

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

(noun) top

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

(noun) covering, natural covering

a natural object that covers or envelops

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

(noun) cover charge

a fixed charge by a restaurant or nightclub over and above the charge for food and drink

(verb) wrap up

clothe, as if for protection from the elements

cover your head!

(verb) brood, incubate, hatch

sit on (eggs)

Birds brood; The female covers the eggs

(verb) underwrite, insure

protect by insurance

The insurance won't cover this

(verb) report

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

(verb) deal, address, plow, handle, treat

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

(verb) spread over

form a cover over

The grass covered the grave

(verb) overlay

put something on top of something else

cover the meat with a lot of gravy

(verb) breed

copulate with a female, used especially of horses

The horse covers the mare

(verb) enshroud, shroud, hide

cover as if with a shroud

The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery

(verb) pass over, track, traverse, cross, cut across, cut through, get across, get over

travel across or pass over

The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day

(verb) cover up

hide from view or knowledge

The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House

(verb) embrace, encompass, comprehend

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

(verb) compensate, overcompensate

make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities

he is compensating for being a bad father

(verb) extend, continue

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