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Noun
Something that encloses another thing, especially to protect it
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“Use fabrics made from natural materials as a covering to protect plants from frost.”
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A layer of something that covers something else
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“The inside of this small was several shades darker, thanks to the thick covering of soot on the walls and ceiling.”
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Something which covers or conceals
“Mildura has disappeared under a red covering of dust following a dust storm in Sunraysia.”
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The concealing of one's true intentions or feelings
“Scarlet's childish behavior was only a covering for her true self as a woman of virtue and honor.”
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An ornamental cloth covering hung or held up over something, especially a throne or bed
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A protective layer over a body, vehicle, or other object intended to deflect or diffuse damaging forces
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An obscuring of the light from one celestial body by the passage of another
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Protective covering
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A tarp, a heavy, waterproof sheet of material, often cloth, used as a cover or blanket
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The craft or business of upholstering furniture
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An item of clothing
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A thin, flat piece of cloth, paper, metal, etc. that is hinged or attached on one side only and covers an opening or hangs down from something
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A piece of material used to cover and protect a wound
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A large piece of fabric or material used as a covering on a bed or elsewhere for warmth
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Dipping or bathing
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Thatch or hay
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A cloth used to cover and protect a table, especially for a dining table
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A layer of dirt or froth on the surface of a liquid
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Blindfold or band
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(facings) The cuffs, collar, and lapels of a military jacket
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The outside boundary, parts or surface of something
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Arched part of ceiling
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A layer or mass of accumulated matter
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The enrichment of land
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The act of applying paint
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The action of suppressing something such as an activity or publication
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The act of insulating
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A piece of cloth or other material used to mend or strengthen a torn or weak point
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(in cooking) A thin stream of a liquid ingredient trickled over food
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Domed building or tent
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The act of imagining
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An extra decorative feature or embellishment
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The skin of an animal with the fur, wool, or hair still on it
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A piece of coarse material placed on a floor for people to wipe their feet on
Adjective
Something that accompanies or is associated with something
“The covering letter is extremely important as one method of maximizing the response rate.”
Adjective
Intended to protect someone or something
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Filling a place
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Including (almost) everything within its scope
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Relating to or found on the surface of something
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Concealing
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Greater than average in size, amount, value or degree
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Regularly moving or wandering from place to place
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Sprawling, spread out
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Comprising of, as part of a whole
“This course will cover the theory of songwriting as applied by the most successful songwriters in the business.”
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Present participle for to place something over or upon, as to conceal or protect
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Cover the turkey with a lid or foil, then roast it in the oven for three hours.”
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Present participle for to submerge something in
“Cover the saucepan with a lid and gently swirl to help cover the chicken in the caramel.”
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Present participle for to hide or conceal something (literally or figuratively)
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“Rachel nervously laughed to cover her dismay and embarrassment at having been wrong about Don for over two years.”
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Present participle for to report on in published media
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“News networks across the country would cover the controversial event in great detail.”
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Present participle for to explore or examine a given topic or subject
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“The upcoming report will cover the current financial health of the company.”
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Present participle for to act or serve as a substitute, usually temporarily
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“Two deputy head teachers at the school will cover for Mr. Richards until a replacement is appointed.”
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Present participle for to travel across a given area
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“Within a month or so of our travels, we would cover most of the region.”
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Present participle for to envelop in a layer of something
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“Our crops could not grow adequately because of excess dirt that would cover the seeds.”
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Present participle for to create or form a layer over
“The cold wind blew and snow would soon cover the fields.”
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Present participle for to sprinkle a layer over
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“Once you have piped all of the buttercream on, cover the cake with some more Funfetti Sprinkles and enjoy!”
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Present participle for to be inclusive of after payment of an agreed amount of money or funds
“Fees will cover the costs of administration and advice given throughout your application process.”
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Present participle for to provide insurance for
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“Many insurers will still cover you for existing conditions but only under certain caveats.”
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Present participle for to give an alibi to
“I'll cover for you if anyone comes looking for you. Now get out of here!”
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Present participle for to enclose, as in a case
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Present participle for to prohibit or interdict the participation or inclusion of
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Present participle for to hide or disguise
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Present participle for gradually spread through or over
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Present participle for to cover, fasten, strap or bind with a bandage
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Present participle for dress in distinctive clothes
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Present participle for coat with metallic material
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Present participle for to pay or discharge (a debt, expense etc.
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Present participle for to cover something with paving slabs
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Present participle for decorate or adorn brightly or festively
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Present participle for to address or discuss as a subject
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Present participle for to remove completely, leaving no trace
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Present participle for to fulfill a desire, demand or need
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Present participle for to give or add color to
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Present participle for to cover an expense
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Present participle for to apply a (thin) layer on the surface of an object
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Present participle for to fix or repair something
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Present participle for to place into the ground or soil to grow
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Present participle for to fill or take up (a space or time)
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Present participle for to cover or extend over an area or time period
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Present participle for to take care of oneself, to take responsibility for oneself
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Present participle for to shut off or keep apart, as from company, society, etc.
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Present participle for to settle firmly or comfortably
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Present participle for to suggest or involve as a necessary consequence
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(speak of) Present participle for to mention or discuss in speech or writing
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Present participle for to crush into fine particles
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Present participle for to cover completely with water
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Present participle for to keep an egg warm, allowing it to hatch
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Present participle for to keep watch over (an area) by regularly walking or travelling around it
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Present participle for to block or clog up a space or opening
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Present participle for to extend or spread over an area or period of time
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Present participle for to subject to a chemical or industrial process
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Present participle for to impede the work or progress of
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Present participle for to keep under careful observation
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Present participle for be clothed in
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(countable) Present participle for to achieve something
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Present participle for moisten during cooking
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Running through
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Present participle for to sprinkle with or as if with a shower
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(of finances or resources) Present participle for to be sufficient or adequate for a certain purpose
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Present participle for to line or decorate with paper or material
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Present participle for spread
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Present participle for conceal or disguise one's true feelings or beliefs
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Present participle for to gain or regain possession of (something) in exchange for payment
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Present participle for sit, lie, or fall with one's arms and legs spread out in an ungainly way
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Present participle for to make more fertile by adding nutrients, especially of soil
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Present participle for to provide an acceptable explanation for
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Present participle for bestow something in generous or extravagant quantities on
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Present participle for to catch or stop (the ball) and return it
Preposition
In such a way as to cover
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