Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun covering

5 senses of covering

Sense 1
covering, natural covering, cover -- (a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover")
       => natural object -- (an object occurring naturally; not made by man)

Sense 2
covering -- (an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it))
       => artifact, artefact -- (a man-made object taken as a whole)

Sense 3
cover, covering, screening, masking -- (the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft")
       => concealment, concealing, hiding -- (the activity of keeping something secret)

Sense 4
covering -- (the act of protecting something by covering it)
       => protection -- (the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection")

Sense 5
application, coating, covering -- (the work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";)
       => manual labor, manual labour -- (labor done with the hands)

Antonyms of verb cover

1 of 26 senses of cover

Sense 1
cover -- (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")
       Antonym of uncover (Sense 2)
      => uncover, expose -- (remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body; "uncover your belly"; "The man exposed himself in the subway")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cover

26 senses of cover

Sense 1
cover -- (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")

Sense 2
cover, spread over -- (form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave")
       => touch, adjoin, meet, contact -- (be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point")

Sense 3
cover, continue, extend -- (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")
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")

Sense 4
cover -- (provide for; "The grant doesn't cover my salary")
       => satisfy, fulfill, fulfil, live up to -- (meet the requirements or expectations of)

Sense 5
cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address -- (act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China")
       => broach, initiate -- (bring up a topic for discussion)

Sense 6
embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover -- (include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group")
       => include -- (have as a part, be made up out of; "The list includes the names of many famous writers")

Sense 7
traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across -- (travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day")
       => pass, go through, go across -- (go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind")

Sense 8
report, cover -- (be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism; "Snow reported on China in the 1950's"; "The cub reporter covered New York City")
       => inform -- (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights")

Sense 9
cover -- (hold within range of an aimed firearm)
       => protect -- (shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain")

Sense 10
cover -- (to take an action to protect against future problems; "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself")
       => protect -- (shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain")

Sense 11
cover, cover up -- (hide from view or knowledge; "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House")
       => hide, conceal -- (prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money")

Sense 12
cover -- (protect or defend (a position in a game); "he covered left field")
       => protect -- (shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain")

Sense 13
cover -- (maintain a check on; especially by patrolling; "The second officer covered the top floor")
       => see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure -- (be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product")

Sense 14
cover, insure, underwrite -- (protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this")
       => guarantee, warrant -- (stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of; "The dealer warrants all the cars he sells"; "I warrant this information")

Sense 15
cover, compensate, overcompensate -- (make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father")
       => compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up -- (adjust for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance")

Sense 16
cover -- (invest with a large or excessive amount of something; "She covered herself with glory")
       => endow, indue, gift, empower, invest, endue -- (give qualities or abilities to)

Sense 17
cover -- (help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities; "She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week")
       => substitute, deputize, deputise, step in -- (act as a substitute; "She stood in for the soprano who suffered from a cold")

Sense 18
cover -- (be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of; "Is this enough to cover the check?")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 19
cover -- (spread over a surface to conceal or protect; "This paint covers well")
       => hide, conceal -- (prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money")

Sense 20
shroud, enshroud, hide, cover -- (cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery")
       => envelop, enfold, enwrap, wrap, enclose -- (enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering; "Fog enveloped the house")

Sense 21
breed, cover -- (copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare")
       => copulate, mate, pair, couple -- (engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring")

Sense 22
overlay, cover -- (put something on top of something else; "cover the meat with a lot of gravy")

Sense 23
cover -- (play a higher card than the one previously played; "Smith covered again")
       => play -- (put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game; "He is playing his cards close to his chest"; "The Democrats still have some cards to play before they will concede the electoral victory")

Sense 24
cover -- (be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game)
       => protect -- (shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain")

Sense 25
brood, hatch, cover, incubate -- (sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs")
       => reproduce, procreate, multiply -- (have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant; "The Bible tells people to procreate")

Sense 26
cover, wrap up -- (clothe, as if for protection from the elements; "cover your head!")
       => dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel -- (provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child")

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