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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cov·er /ˈkʌvɚ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cov·er v. t. [imp. & p. p. Covered p. pr. & vb. n. Covering.]
 1. To overspread the surface of (one thing) with another; as, to cover wood with paint or lacquer; to cover a table with a cloth.
 2. To envelop; to clothe, as with a mantle or cloak.
 And with the majesty of darkness round
 Covers his throne.   --Milton.
    All that beauty than doth cover thee.   --Shak.
 3. To invest (one's self with something); to bring upon (one's self); as, he covered himself with glory.
    The powers that covered themselves with everlasting infamy by the partition of Poland.   --Brougham.
 4. To hide sight; to conceal; to cloak; as, the enemy were covered from our sight by the woods.
    A cloud covered the mount.   --Exod. xxiv. 15.
    In vain shou striv'st to cover shame with shame.   --Milton.
 5. To brood or sit on; to incubate.
    While the hen is covering her eggs, the male . . . diverts her with his songs.   --Addison.
 6. To overwhelm; to spread over.
    The waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen.   --Ex. xiv. 28.
 7. To shelter, as from evil or danger; to protect; to defend; as, the cavalry covered the retreat.
 His calm and blameless life
 Does with substantial blessedness abound,
 And the soft wings of peace cover him round.   --Cowley.
 8. To remove from remembrance; to put away; to remit. “Blessed is he whose is covered.”
 9. To extend over; to be sufficient for; to comprehend, include, or embrace; to account for or solve; to counterbalance; as, a mortgage which fully covers a sum loaned on it; a law which covers all possible cases of a crime; receipts than do not cover expenses.
 10. To put the usual covering or headdress on.
    Cover thy head . . . ; nay, prithee, be covered.   --Shak.
 11. To copulate with (a female); to serve; as, a horse covers a mare; -- said of the male.
 To cover ground or To cover distance, to pass over; as, the rider covered the ground in an hour.
 To cover one's short contracts Stock Exchange, to buy stock when the market rises, as a dealer who has sold short does in order to protect himself.
 Covering party Mil., a detachment of troops sent for the protection of another detachment, as of men working in the trenches.
 To cover into, to transfer to; as, to cover into the treasury.
 Syn: -- To shelter; screen; shield; hide; overspread.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cov·er n.
 1. Anything which is laid, set, or spread, upon, about, or over, another thing; an envelope; a lid; as, the cover of a book.
 2. Anything which veils or conceals; a screen; disguise; a cloak. “Under cover of the night.”
    A handsome cover for imperfections.   --Collier.
 3. Shelter; protection; as, the troops fought under cover of the batteries; the woods afforded a good cover.
    Being compelled to lodge in the field . . . whilst his army was under cover, they might be forced to retire.   --Clarendon.
 4. Hunting The woods, underbrush, etc., which shelter and conceal game; covert; as, to beat a cover; to ride to cover.
 5. That portion of a slate, tile, or shingle, which is hidden by the overlap of the course above.
 6. Steam Engine The lap of a slide valve.
 7.  A tablecloth, and the other table furniture; esp., the table furniture for the use of one person at a meal; as, covers were laid for fifty guests.
 To break cover, to start from a covert or lair; -- said of game.
 Under cover, in an envelope, or within a letter; -- said of a written message.
    Letters . . . dispatched under cover to her ladyship.   --Thackeray.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cov·er, v. i. To spread a table for a meal; to prepare a banquet. [Obs.]
 2. The aggregate of risks covered by the terms of a contract of insurance.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something;
           "they crouched behind the screen"; "under cover of
           darkness" [syn: screen, covert, concealment]
      2: bedding that keeps a person warm in bed; "he pulled the
         covers over his head and went to sleep" [syn: blanket]
      3: the act of concealing the existence of something by
         obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their
         guns from enemy aircraft" [syn: covering, screening, masking]
      4: the front and back covering of a book; "the book had a
         leather binding" [syn: binding, book binding, back]
      5: a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering
         of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover" [syn: covering,
          natural covering]
      6: covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a
         container); "he removed the top of the carton"; "he
         couldn't get the top off of the bottle"; "put the cover
         back on the kettle" [syn: top]
      7: fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your
         own individuals or formations; "artillery provided
         covering fire for the withdrawal" [syn: covering fire]
      8: a fixed charge by a restaurant or night club over and above
         the charge for food and drink [syn: cover charge]
      9: a recording of a song that was first recorded or made
         popular by somebody else; "they made a cover of a Beatles'
         song" [syn: cover version, cover song]
      10: a false identity and background (especially one created for
          an undercover agent); "her new name and passport are
          cover for her next assignment"
      v 1: 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" [ant: uncover]
      2: form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave" [syn: spread
      3: 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" [syn: extend]
      4: provide for; "The grant doesn't cover my salary"
      5: deal with 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" [syn: treat, handle, plow, deal, address]
      6: 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" [syn: embrace, encompass,
      7: travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100
         miles each day" [syn: traverse, track, cross, pass
         over, get over, get across, cut through, cut
      8: 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" [syn: report]
      9: hold within range of an aimed firearm
      10: to take an action to protect against future problems; "Count
          the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself"
      11: hide from view or knowledge; "The President covered the fact
          that he bugged the offices in the White House" [syn: cover
      12: protect or defend (a position in a game); "he covered left
      13: maintain a check on; especially by patrolling; "The second
          officer covered the top floor"
      14: protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this" [syn:
           insure, underwrite]
      15: make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by
          exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for
          being a bad father" [syn: compensate, overcompensate]
      16: invest with a large or excessive amount of something; "She
          covered herself with glory"
      17: help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming
          his responsibilities; "She is covering for our secretary
          who is ill this week"
      18: be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost
          of; "Is this enough to cover the check?"
      19: spread over a surface to conceal or protect; "This paint
          covers well"
      20: cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization
          are shrouded in mystery" [syn: shroud, enshroud, hide]
      21: copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The
          horse covers the mare" [syn: breed]
      22: put something on top of something else; "cover the meat with
          a lot of gravy" [syn: overlay]
      23: play a higher card than the one previously played; "Smith
          covered again"
      24: be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game
      25: sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
          [syn: brood, hatch, incubate]
      26: clothe, as if for protection from the elements; "cover your
          head!" [syn: wrap up]