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

  • transitive v. To remove the cover from: uncovered the saucepan.
  • transitive v. To manifest or disclose; reveal: uncovered new evidence.
  • transitive v. To remove the hat from, as in respect or reverence.
  • intransitive v. To remove a cover.
  • intransitive v. To bare the head in respect or reverence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to remove the cover of an object
  • v. To reveal the identity of

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To take off the hat or cap; to bare the head in token of respect.
  • intransitive v. To remove the covers from dishes, or the like.
  • transitive v. To take the cover from; to divest of covering.
  • transitive v. To show openly; to disclose; to reveal.
  • transitive v. To divest of the hat or cap; to bare the head of.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To remove a cover or covering from; divest of a cover or covering, such as a hat, a veil, clothing, a roof, or the like.
  • Hence To lay bare; disclose; lay open to view.
  • Milit., in the deployment of troops, to expose (the successive lines of formation) by the wheeling to right or left of the lines in front.
  • To remove the cover or covering of something, as the head; specifically, to take off one's hat or other head-covering.

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

  • v. make visible
  • v. remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body


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