What is another word for cover?

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A thing which lies on, over, or around something, especially in order to protect or conceal it
“Even if you have a fitted boat cover, consider adding a tarp over it to protect the cover from bird droppings or other damage.”
Shelter or protection sought by people in danger
“I wandered off into the trees, the sunlight pushed through the leafy cover of the trees above my head.”
A thick protective outer part or page of a book or magazine
“The inside front cover has an inscription from Qian to my father.”
A blanket or bedspread
“In my bed, safe beneath the covers and surrounded by pillows, I watched the moon like usual.”
Undergrowth or trees used as a shelter by animals
“When dispersed from the nest they feed in the cover of dense vegetation.”
An activity or organization used as a means of concealing an illegal or secret activity
“It is difficult to see how such cover can work at all if a fronting company alone is the reinsured.”
Protection by insurance against a liability, loss, or accident
“We would require some indemnity from them to cover us from liability.”
A person or thing that takes the place of another
“… people may only skip their shifts if they find a cover for themselves first.”
“A thick cover of snow.”
“The information you requested is being sent under separate cover.”
To keep secret or shut off from view
“The noise level would pick up however, just enough to cover the rain of the silent bombs.”
To drive danger or attack away from
“Secure with rubber band and then cover with a decorative hair ornament.”
To include or deal with
“It's cheaper to cover areas with cell phone service than with regular copper lines if there are none now.”
Describe in published writing
“Failing to cover such an important community event would not be a big deal if a local radio station was on air.”
To serve as a replacement usually for a time only
“Two deputy head teachers at the school in Burnley Road will cover for Mr Thomas until a replacement is appointed.”
Travel across area
“But if you tunnel underground and travel in a straight line, you cover less distance.”
Envelop in a layer of something, especially dirt
“They had been replaced by dingy towers that were covered in rust and dirt and the streets were full of filth.”
To form a layer over
“Snow covered the fields.”
“If the sergeant wants to know where you are, I'll cover for you.”
“The department believes that the fees cover the true costs of administration.”
“Many insurers will still cover you for existing conditions, providing you are not travelling against your doctor's advice.”
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