part of speech: verb

inflections: covers, covering, covered

definition 1: to put or spread something over or on.

  • Cover your bicycle so it doesn’t get rained on.

synonyms: cloak, curtain, shelter, veil

antonyms: bare, expose, uncover

definition 2: to lie on the surface of.

  • Snow covers the ground.

synonyms: blanket, carpet, cloak

definition 3: to take into account; include.

  • The book on magic didn’t cover wizards.

synonyms: comprise, include

definition 4: to pass over a certain distance; travel.

  • We covered a thousand miles in the car last summer.

synonyms: travel



part of speech: noun

definition 1: something laid over or on something else to shelter, protect, or hide.

  • Put the cover back on the can of paint.
  • The cover of a book helps keep the pages from being torn.

synonyms: cap, covering, lid, screen, shield, top

definition 2: something that hides or protects someone or something.

  • The hikers looked for cover during the storm.

synonyms: asylum, harbor, haven, refuge, sanctuary, shelter

phrase: take cover

phrase: under cover

derivations: coverable (adj.), covered (adj.), coverer (n.)