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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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Units related to: “covering
(Greek: tunic, covering; a reference to the chemical constituent of crab and lobster shells)
(Greek ελυτρον > Modern Latin: covering, wrapping; sheath, casing; by extension, vagina)
(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: covering, velare, "to cover"; a veil)
(Latin: horny, hornlike; horny [tissue] pertaining to the cornea, the horny transparent anterior portion of the external covering of the eyes)
(Latin: band, bandage; bundle, bunch; used in the extended sense of "pertaining to the fascia", a band or sheet of fibrous tissue providing a subcutaneous covering for various parts of the body)
(Latin: specter, witch, mask, nightmare > Italian mascera > French, masque [covering to hide or to protect the face])
(Latin: covering for the body, clothes)
(Latin: womb, matrix; literally, "a covering, a wrapper")