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Definition of "cover" []

  • To place something upon or over, so as to protect or conceal. (verb-transitive)
  • To overlay or spread with something: cover potatoes with gravy. (verb-transitive)
  • To put a cover or covering on. (verb-transitive)
  • To wrap up; clothe. (verb-transitive)
  • To invest (oneself) with a great deal of something: covered themselves with glory. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cover" in a sentence
  • "I don't post about cover art very often, since the bloggers who do..cover it pun intended better than I could."
  • "I would buy it for the cover alone, though I know the story would be worth the money, too. *returns to staring at cover*"
  • "Have had it for 1 week now and never out of the house - just noticed a slight rattle from the LHS of battery or battery cover on lower side - have not had battery out so don't know if it's a battery cover or combined cover+ battery."