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cover (verb), covers; covered; covering
1. To put something over the whole of, or the upper surface of, another object; in order to hide, to protect, or to decorate it.
2. To put a blanket over or around someone for warmth.
3. To be responsible for reporting, videotaping, or photographing an event or a particular class of events for a newspaper or a broadcasting company: Joe's job was to cover the details of the rioting for a TV station.
4. To conceal the existence of something by obstructing it so it can't be seen.
5. To present a false identity and background; especially, one created for an undercover agent or spy.
6. Etymology: from Old French covrir then Modern French couvrir, "to cover, to protect, to conceal"; from Late Latin coperire which came from Latin cooperire, "to cover over, to overwhelm, to bury"; from com-, "together, together with" + operire, "to close, to cover".
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(Greek: covered, cover; hide, hidden; conceal, concealed)
(Latin: chamber; from Greek kamara, anything with a vaulted or arched cover; a vault, arched ceiling, or roof)
(Greek: in, into, inward; within; near, at; to put, to go into, or to cover with; as, entomb, encamp, enfold; to provide with; as, to enlighten; to cause to be; as, to enlarge; thoroughly; as, enmesh; in, within, into; as enzootic)
(Latin: helmet, helmet shaped, to cover with a helmet; cap; used primarily in zoology and botany with phases of sense development that seem to have been: weasel, weasel's skin or hide, leather, and then a helmet made of leather; by extension, it also means "cat, cats" in some words)
(Latin: to close, to enclose, to cover)
(Latin: mantle, covering; to cloak, to cover)
(Greek: covering, covered, to cover; roof; by extension, secret, secret writing, applied to a secret code, codes, or ciphers that are hidden)
(Latin: to cover)
(Latin: covering, velare, "to cover"; a veil)
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conceal evidence; cover-up
An attempt, whether successful or not, to conceal or to hide evidence of wrong-doing, some error, incompetence, or any other embarrassing information.
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thermal cover
Vegetation of sufficient abundance and height to significantly ameliorate weather effects; such as, wind, heat, cold, and snow.
(the study of the deep seas or oceans involves the abyss or the "deep seas" which cover almost two-thirds of the earth's surface; showing applicable scientific terminology in this unit)
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dust cover (s) (noun), dust covers (pl)
A piece of cloth, plastic, etc., which covers and protects something from getting dirty: The rare painting was draped with a dust cover to protect it from light and dust.
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