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'cover' - used as a noun
1. a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
under cover of darkness
2. bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep
3. the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft
4. the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
5. a natural object that covers or envelops
the fox was flushed from its cover
6. covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container)
put the cover back on the kettle
7. fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations
8. a fixed charge by a restaurant or night club over and above the charge for food and drink
9. a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else
they made a cover of a Beatles' song
10. a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent)
her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment

'cover' - used as a verb
11. provide with a covering or cause to be covered
cover her face with a handkerchief
cover the child with a blanket
cover the grave with flowers
12. form a cover over
The grass covered the grave
13. span an interval of distance, space or time
The period covered the turn of the century
This farm covers some 200 acres
14. provide for
The grant doesn't cover my salary
15. deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression
The course covered all of Western Civilization
16. include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
this should cover everyone in the group
17. travel across or pass over
The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day
18. be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism
The cub reporter covered New York City
19. hold within range of an aimed firearm
20. to take an action to protect against future problems
Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself
21. hide from view or knowledge
The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House
22. protect or defend (a position in a game)
he covered left field
23. maintain a check on; especially by patrolling
The second officer covered the top floor
24. protect by insurance
The insurance won't cover this
25. make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
26. invest with a large or excessive amount of something
She covered herself with glory
27. help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities
She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week
28. be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of
Is this enough to cover the check?
29. spread over a surface to conceal or protect
This paint covers well
30. cover as if with a shroud
31. copulate with a female, used especially of horses
The horse covers the mare
32. put something on top of something else
cover the meat with a lot of gravy
33. play a higher card than the one previously played
Smith covered again
34. be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game
35. sit on (eggs)
The female covers the eggs
36. clothe, as if for protection from the elements
cover your head!

derived forms
1. Cover / Plural
2. Cover / Past
3. Cover / Third Person
4. Cover / Present Participle
Variations of 'cover'
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    The reason why the Canadian Arctic is called the "Land of the Midnight Sun" is because during the summer many communities have light 24 hours of the day. Many people have to cover their windows with tin foil to keep the light out when they sleep.