Synonyms for covering

Grammar : Noun
Spell : kuhv-er-ing
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkʌv ər ɪŋ

Définition of covering

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 top
Example sentences :
  • Shelter, covering, bed—beyond these all is mere superfluity.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • He raised the covering hand, and peered at the coin in the gathering gloom.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • A squadron was engaged in covering the operations of a foraging party.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • As to covering up the tracks, he begged his wife to trust him for that.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • When they are cold, put them into jars, and covering them closely, let them set a week.
  • Extract from : « Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches » by Eliza Leslie
  • When they are cold, tie up the jar; covering the cork with leather.
  • Extract from : « Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches » by Eliza Leslie
  • But, covering her eyes, she flung the brand into the flames.
  • Extract from : « Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew » by Josephine Preston Peabody
  • His idea was to build a series of traps all about the barn, covering every approach.
  • Extract from : « Frank Roscoe's Secret » by Allen Chapman
  • But such a fashion of beard, while covering a man's face, does much to uncover the man.
  • Extract from : « Bride of the Mistletoe » by James Lane Allen
  • Into it he dropped the ring, covering it again with all the leafy "rubble and wreck" of the wood.
  • Extract from : « The Coryston Family » by Mrs. Humphry Ward

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