Antonyms for cover


Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : kuhv-er
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkʌv ər


Définition cover

Origin :
  • mid-12c., from Old French covrir (12c., Modern French couvrir) "to cover, protect, conceal, dissemble," from Late Latin coperire, from Latin cooperire "to cover over, overwhelm, bury," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + operire "to close, cover" (see weir). Related: Covered; covering. Military sense is from 1680s; newspaper sense first recorded 1893; use in football dates from 1907. Betting sense is 1857. OF horses, as a euphemism for "copulate" it dates from 1530s. Covered wagon attested from 1745.
  • noun wrapping, cover-up
  • noun hiding place
  • verb wrap, hide
  • verb protect, guard
  • verb include, contain
  • verb describe in published writing
  • verb fill in for, compensate
  • verb travel across area
Example sentences :
  • Pericles was usually represented with a helmet, to cover the deformity in his skull.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • He looked above to estimate the ground he could cover on the morrow.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • I have watched them cover their tracks with a cunning more than vulpine.
  • Extract from : « 'Tis Sixty Years Since » by Charles Francis Adams
  • I was so enraged that she was not there, I wished to cover my face with my handkerchief.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • And then, when the cover was removed, came the time of trial to your correspondent.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 6, May 7, 1870 » by Various
  • "Come, then," said he; and they ran together to the cover of the woods.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • On some cookers, a thermometer is also attached to the cover.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Add the salt and water, cover the dish and place in the oven.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Therefore, proceed to place the rubber and cover on the jar.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Then put the cover, or lid, on as in Fig. 13, but do not tighten it.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

Synonyms for cover

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