covered, past participle; covers, 3rd person singular present; covering, present participle; covered, past tense;
Put something such as a cloth or lid on top of or in front of (something) in order to protect or conceal it
the table had been covered with a checked tablecloth
she covered her face with a pillow
Envelop in a layer of something, esp. dirt
he was covered in mud
she was covered in confusion
Scatter a layer of loose material over (a surface, esp. a floor), leaving it completely obscured
the barn floor was covered in straw
Lie over or adhere to (a surface), as decoration or to conceal something
masonry paint will cover hairline cracks
Protect (someone) with a garment or hat
keep children covered with T-shirts
Extend over (an area)
the grounds covered eight acres
Travel (a specified distance)
it took them four days to cover 150 miles
Deal with (a subject) by describing or analyzing its most important aspects or events
a sequence of novels that will cover the period from 1968 to the present
Investigate, report on, or publish or broadcast pictures of (an event)
NBC is covering the Olympics
Work in, have responsibility for, or provide services to (a particular area)
development officers whose work would cover a large area
(of a rule or law) Apply to (a person or situation)
(of a sum of money) Be enough to pay (a bill or cost)
there are grants to cover the cost of materials for loft insulation
(of insurance) Protect against a liability, loss, or accident involving financial consequences
your contents are now covered against accidental loss or damage in transit
Take precautionary measures so as to protect oneself against future blame or liability
one reason doctors take temperatures is to cover themselves against negligence claims
Disguise the sound or fact of (something) with another sound or action
Louise laughed to cover her embarrassment
Disguise the illicit absence or wrongdoing of (someone) in order to spare them punishment
if the sergeant wants to know where you are, I'll cover for you
Temporarily take over the job of (a colleague) in their absence
during August ministers cover for other ministers
Aim a gun at (someone) in order to prevent them from moving or escaping
Protect (an exposed person) by shooting at an enemy
the jeeps retreated behind spurts of covering fire
(of a fortress, gun, or cannon) Have (an area) within range
(in team games) Take up a position ready to defend against (an opposing player)
Be in position at (a base) ready to catch a thrown ball
Play a higher card on (a high card) in a trick
the ploy will fail if the ten is covered
East covered with his queen
Record or perform a new version of (a song) originally performed by someone else
other artists who have covered the song include U2
(of a male animal, esp. a stallion) Copulate with (a female animal), esp. as part of a commercial transaction between the owners of the animals
overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form; "women with covered faces"; "covered wagons"; "a covered balcony"
(coverage) the total amount and type of insurance carried
(coverage) the extent to which something is covered; "the dictionary's coverage of standard English is excellent"
(coverage) the news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television; "they accused the paper of biased coverage of race relations"
(covering) a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
(covering) an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
Covered is a term used in popular music in general to refer to a song recorded by (a) different performer(s) from its original or most popular recorded version, and by some disc jockeys in particular to describe a musical recording presented under the guise of a false title and artist name. ...
(Coverage (album)) Coverage is the fourth album released by pop singer Mandy Moore, composed exclusively of covers of songs from the 1970s and 1980s.
(Coverage (lens)) The coverage of a lens is the size of the image it can produce, measured as the diameter of the image circle produced by the optics. In a camera system the coverage must be large enough to cover the sensor or film used. ...
(Coverage (statistical)) In statistics, the coverage probability of a confidence interval is the proportion of the time that the interval contains the true value of interest. ...
(Coverage (telecommunication)) In telecommunications, the coverage of a radio station is the geographic area where the station can communicate. Broadcasters and telecommunications companies frequently produce coverage maps to indicate to users the station's intended service area. ...
(Covering (graph theory)) In graph theory, a covering or cover can refer to *Vertex cover – a set of vertices incident on every edge
Overlaid with or enclosed within something; Having more money available for betting than another
(coverage) An amount by which something or someone is covered; The amount of space or time given to an event in newspapers or on television
(Coverage) A marketing term that refers to the percentage of the total market population reached by an advertising message displayed in a given medium; measured at least once a month.
(Coverage) a measure of a media vehicle's reach, within a specific geographic area.
(Coverage) the surface area continuously covered by a specific quantity of a particular roofing material.
(coverage) The different types of options selected and the benefits paid under a plan or insurance contract.
(Coverage) This is the margin of safety for payment of debt service on a revenue bond that reflects the number of times the actual and/or estimated project earnings or income for a 12-month period of time exceeds debt service that is payable.
(Coverage) The guarantee to pay if specific losses occur, according to the terms of the insurance policy.
(coverage) The degree, expressed as a percentage, to which a specified coverage item has been exercised by a test suite.
(Coverage) The notes prepared by script readers at literary agency, film production company, theater company or script competition. ...
(Coverage) Amount of money insurance company will pay in response to a claim.
(Coverage) The extent of benefits provided by an insurance policy.
(Coverage) The amount of ink covering the printed page. Always let the printing company know if large solid areas of 100% ink exists on the page.