Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Something that covers, so as to protect or conceal.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That which covers, as a lid or canopy; a cover; something spread or laid over or wrapped about another, as for concealment, protection, or warmth; specifically, clothing: as, feathers are the natural covering of birds.
  • noun The act or process of placing a cover upon something; specifically, in bookbinding, the process of putting covers on a book.
  • noun In ceramics, same as glaze.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Anything which covers or conceals, as a roof, a screen, a wrapper, clothing, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable That which covers something.
  • noun uncountable Action of the verb to cover.
  • verb Present participle of cover.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a natural object that covers or envelops
  • noun an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
  • noun the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
  • noun the act of protecting something by covering it
  • noun the work of applying something

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Examples

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  • For Scottish criminal cases, the court can be used only when the case relates to "devolution matters", a term covering the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament in dealing with human rights issues.

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  • For Scottish criminal cases, the court can be used only when the case relates to "devolution matters", a term covering the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament in dealing with human rights issues.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • For Scottish criminal cases, the court can be used only when the case relates to "devolution matters", a term covering the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament in dealing with human rights issues.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • For Scottish criminal cases the court can be used only when cases relate to "devolution matters", a term covering the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament in dealing with human rights issues.

    WalesOnline - Home

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  • He guided Guzman to a heavy mahogany table where there was a large map laid out and tapped a word covering the south-western part of the United States.

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  • He guided Guzman to a heavy mahogany table where there was a large map laid out and tapped a word covering the south-western part of the United States.

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