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
A thing that lies on, over, or around something, esp. in order to protect or conceal it
a seat cover
A thin solid object that seals a container or hole; a lid
a manhole cover
A thick protective outer part or page of a book or magazine
her life was captured between hard covers in her 1986 autobiography
A card or envelope that has traveled through the mail or that contains postal markings
she burrowed down beneath the covers
Physical shelter or protection sought by people in danger
the sirens wailed and people ran for cover
store seats under cover before the bad weather sets in
Undergrowth, trees, or other vegetation used as a shelter by hunted animals
the standing crops of game cover
a landscape bare of woodland except for neat little fox covers
An activity or organization used as a means of concealing an illegal or secret activity
a restaurant is run as a cover for a money-laundering operation
An identity or activity adopted by a person, typically a spy, to conceal their true activities
he was worried that their cover was blown
Military support given when someone is in danger from or being attacked by an enemy
they agreed to provide additional naval cover
The amount of ground covered by a vertical projection of the vegetation, usually expressed as a percentage
A place setting at a table in a restaurant
A recording or performance of a previously recorded song made esp. to take advantage of the original's success
provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
screen: a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; "a screen of trees afforded privacy"; "under cover of darkness"; "the brush provided a covert for game"; "the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background"
blanket: bedding that keeps a person warm in bed; "he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"
the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"
span an interval of distance, space or time; "The war extended over five years"; "The period covered the turn of the century"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"; "This farm covers some 200 acres"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"
binding: the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book; "the book had a leather binding"
Cover is a solo album by Tom Verlaine released in 1984.
In abstract algebra, a cover is one instance of some mathematical structure mapping onto another instance, such as a group (trivially) covering a subgroup. This should not be confused with the concept of a cover in topology.
A lid, also known as a cap, is part of a container, and serves as the cover or seal, usually one that completely closes the object.
Cover is a 2007 film directed by Bill Duke.
In finance, short selling (also known as shorting or going short) is the practice of selling assets, usually securities, that have been borrowed from a third party (usually a broker) with the intention of buying identical assets back at a later date to return to the lender. ...
A cover system is how a video game lets a virtual avatar avoid dangers usually in a three-dimensional (and occasionally two-dimensional) world. This method is a digital adaptation of the real-life military tactic of taking cover to dodge enemy gunfire or explosives. ...
A lid; A hiding from view; A front and back of a book or magazine; A top sheet of a bed; A cover charge; A setting at a restaurant table; A rerecording of a previously recorded song; a cover version; a cover song; A fielding position on the off side, between point and mid off, about 30° ...
(covers) The bedclothes; collectively, the sheets, blankets, etc; The area of the field near cover and extra cover; The tarpaulins or other devices used to cover the wicket during rain, in order to prevent it getting wet
(Covered) Writing an decision when the writer owns the underlying defense, and writes the decision on a one to one percentage with the stock. A short call is enclosed if the underlying security is owned. A short put is enclosed if the underlying security is also short in the explanation.
(Covered) An investment strategy in which the seller owns the underlying security.
(COVERED) usually means an option strategy is protected by the ownership of stock. For instance, a Covered Call is called covered because if the stock goes over the strike price of the short calls you wrote, you already own the stock you will need to sell to the call owner. ...
(Covered) A conductor encased within material composition or thickness that is not recognized by this code as electrical insulation.
(Covered) A position is described as covered if the cash or asset to be delivered by the contractual obligation in the derivatives position is already held, e.g. ...
(Covered) A term used with calls and puts to indicate that the investor holds the underlying stock as well as the derivative. ...
(Covered) Implies that the investor who writes a call option owns the underlying ETF, so that if the ETF is assigned the writer has the ETF to deliver to the call holder (buyer).
(Covered) This refers to a tank where the top is covered with a lid and the contents are subjected to atmospheric pressure.
(Covered) race, color, religion, ethnicity, and national origin only.
(covered) and uncovered: When and when not wearing headgear. It is somewhat improper, although common, to refer to headgear as a cover. Marines wear hats, caps, helmets, etc.
A person covered by a pension plan is one who has fulfilled the eligibility requirements in the plan, for whom benefits have accrued, or are accruing, or who is receiving benefits under the plan.