Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. That which covers something.
  • n. Action of the verb to cover.
  • v. Present participle of cover.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. The act or process of placing a cover upon something; specifically, in bookbinding, the process of putting covers on a book.
  • n. In ceramics, same as glaze.

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

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

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Examples

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  • "Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services."

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