See also: Cover

English edit

 
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Etymology edit

From Middle English coveren, borrowed from Old French covrir, cueuvrir (modern French couvrir), from Late Latin coperire, from Latin cooperiō (I cover completely), from co- (intensive prefix) + operiō (I close, cover). Displaced native Middle English thecchen and bethecchen (to cover) (from Old English þeccan, beþeccan (to cover)), Middle English helen, (over)helen, (for)helen (to cover, conceal) (from Old English helan (to conceal, cover, hide)), Middle English wrien, (be)wreon (to cover) (from Old English (be)wrēon (to cover)), Middle English hodren, hothren (to cover up) (from Low German hudren (to cover up)).

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the original sense of the verb and noun cover was “hide from view” as in its cognate covert. Except in the limited sense of “cover again,” the word recover is unrelated and is cognate with recuperate. Cognate with Spanish cubrir (to cover).

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Noun edit

cover (countable and uncountable, plural covers)

  1. A lid.
  2. (uncountable) Area or situation which screens a person or thing from view.
    The soldiers took cover behind a ruined building.
  3. The front and back of a book, magazine, CD package, etc.
  4. The top sheet of a bed.
  5. A cloth or similar material, often fitted, placed over an item such as a car or sofa or food to protect it from dust, rain, insects, etc. when not being used.
  6. A cover charge.
    There's a $15 cover tonight.
  7. A setting at a restaurant table or formal dinner.
    We need to set another cover for the Smith party.
  8. (music) A new performance or rerecording of a previously recorded song; a cover version; a cover song.
  9. (cricket) A fielding position on the off side, between point and mid off, about 30° forward of square; a fielder in this position.
  10. (combinatorics, topology) A collection (or family) of subsets of a given set, whose union contains every element of said original set.
    Hyponyms: exact cover, partition
    The open intervals are a cover for the real numbers.
  11. (philately) An envelope complete with stamps and postmarks etc.
  12. (military) A solid object, including terrain, that provides protection from enemy fire.
  13. (law) In commercial law, a buyer’s purchase on the open market of goods similar or identical to the goods contracted for after a seller has breached a contract of sale by failure to deliver the goods contracted for.
  14. (insurance) An insurance contract; coverage by an insurance contract.
  15. (espionage) A persona maintained by a spy or undercover operative; cover story.
  16. (dated) A swindler's confederate.
  17. The portion of a slate, tile, or shingle that is hidden by the overlap of the course above.[1]
  18. In a steam engine, the lap of a slide valve.
  19. (construction) The distance between reinforcing steel and the exterior of concrete.

Derived terms edit

Terms derived from cover (noun)

Descendants edit

  • Hijazi Arabic: ⁧كَڤَر(kavar)

Translations edit

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Adjective edit

cover (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the front cover of a book or magazine.
  2. (music) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of cover versions.

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Verb edit

cover (third-person singular simple present covers, present participle covering, simple past and past participle covered)

  1. (transitive) To place something over or upon, as to conceal or protect.
    He covered the baby with a blanket.
    When the pot comes to a boil, cover it and reduce the heat to medium.
  2. (transitive) To be over or upon, as to conceal or protect.
    The blanket covered the baby.
    • 1913, Mrs. [Marie] Belloc Lowndes, chapter I, in The Lodger, London: Methuen, →OCLC; republished in Novels of Mystery: The Lodger; The Story of Ivy; What Really Happened, New York, N.Y.: Longmans, Green and Co., [], [1933], →OCLC, page 0016:
      A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; as, again, the arm-chair in which Bunting now sat forward, staring into the dull, small fire.
    • 2013 May-June, Charles T. Ambrose, “Alzheimer’s Disease”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 200:
      Similar studies of rats have employed four different intracranial resorbable, slow sustained release systems— []. Such a slow-release device containing angiogenic factors could be placed on the pia mater covering the cerebral cortex and tested in persons with senile dementia in long term studies.
  3. (transitive) To be upon all of, so as to completely conceal.
    Regular hexagons can cover the plane.
  4. (transitive) To set upon all of, so as to completely conceal.
    You can cover the plane with regular hexagons.
  5. (intransitive, dated) To put on one's hat.
    • 1904, Rawdon Lubbock Brown, Calendar of State Papers and Manuscripts:
      All the while he held his hat in his hand; and even until he had given his answer, when he covered and bade us be.
  6. (transitive) To invest (oneself with something); to bring upon (oneself).
    The heroic soldier covered himself with glory.
    • 1842, Henry Brougham, Political Philosophy:
      the powers that covered themselves with everlasting infamy by the partition of Poland
  7. (of a publication) To discuss thoroughly; to provide coverage of.
    The magazine covers such diverse topics as politics, news from the world of science, and the economy.
  8. To deal with or include someone or something.
    • 2010 (publication date), "Contributors", Discover, ISSN 0274-7529, volume 32, number 1, January–February 2011, page 7:
      Richard Morgan covers science for The Economist, The New York Times, Scientific American, and Wired.
  9. To be enough money for.
    We've earned enough to cover most of our costs.
    Ten dollars should cover lunch.
  10. To supply with funds; to settle or pay the costs for; to foot the bill for.
    Dad, when I get to University, will I be covered?
  11. (intransitive) To act as a replacement.
    I need to take off Tuesday. Can you cover for me?
  12. (transitive) To have as an assignment or responsibility.
    Can you cover the morning shift tomorrow? I'll give you off next Monday instead.
    He is our salesman covering companies with headquarters in the northern provinces.
  13. (music) To make a cover version of (a song that was originally recorded by another artist).
  14. (military, law enforcement) To protect using an aimed firearm and the threat of firing; or to protect using continuous, heaving fire at or in the direction of the enemy so as to force the enemy to remain in cover; or to threaten using an aimed firearm.
  15. To provide insurance coverage for.
    Does my policy cover accidental loss?
  16. To copulate with (said of certain male animals such as dogs and horses).
    • 1927, Havelock Ellis, Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)[1]:
      Among animals in a domesticated or confined state it is easy to find evidence of homosexual attraction, due merely to the absence of the other sex. This was known to the ancients; the Egyptians regarded two male partridges as the symbol of homosexuality, and Aristotle noted that two female pigeons would cover each other if no male was at hand.
    I would like to have my bitch covered next spring.
    The stallion has not covered the mare yet.
    Synonym: impregnate
  17. (chess, transitive) To protect or control (a piece or square).
    In order to checkmate a king on the side of the board, the five squares adjacent to the king must all be covered.
  18. To extend over a given period of time or range, to occupy, to stretch over a given area.
  19. To traverse or put behind a certain distance.
    • 1915, Aerial Age:
      November 22 — Owing to bad weather all machines flew at a height of 5,000 feet and covered the 90 miles in just 90 minutes . November 23 — During fourth lap ...
    • 1989, Robert K. Krick, Parker's Virginia Battery, C.S.A.:
      It had covered better than 840 miles in just a few hours more than seven days.32 The apparently clumsily managed shuffle through the various railroad nets ...
  20. (transitive, dated) To arrange plates, etc. on (a table) in preparation for a meal.
    Synonyms: lay the table, set the table
    • 1892, George Chase, Leading Cases Upon the Law of Torts, page 46:
      [] he told plaintiff he would cover the table, and furnish it the same as the one he was sitting at, and that he should be waited upon and served the same as those on the other side of the room.
  21. (sports) To defend (mark) a particular player or area.

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Terms derived from cover (verb)

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Translations edit

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References edit

  1. ^ Edward H[enry] Knight (1877), “Cover”, in Knight’s American Mechanical Dictionary. [], volume I (A–GAS), New York, N.Y.: Hurd and Houghton [], →OCLC.

Anagrams edit

Dutch edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English cover.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑ.vər/, /ˈkɔ.vər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: co‧ver

Noun edit

cover m (plural covers, diminutive covertje n)

  1. A cover, cover song, cover version (rerecording of a previously recorded song, typically by a different artist).
  2. A cover, the front of a magazine or of the package of a storage medium.

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Finnish edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English cover.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkoʋer/, [ˈko̞ʋe̞r]
  • IPA(key): /ˈkoʋeri/, [ˈko̞ʋe̞ri]

Noun edit

cover

  1. cover, cover version, cover song (rerecording of a previously recorded song)
    Synonyms: coverversio, koveri, lainakappale

Declension edit

Inflection of cover (Kotus type 6/paperi, no gradation)
nominative cover coverit
genitive coverin coverien
covereiden
covereitten
partitive coveria covereita
covereja
illative coveriin covereihin
singular plural
nominative cover coverit
accusative nom. cover coverit
gen. coverin
genitive coverin coverien
covereiden
covereitten
partitive coveria covereita
covereja
inessive coverissa covereissa
elative coverista covereista
illative coveriin covereihin
adessive coverilla covereilla
ablative coverilta covereilta
allative coverille covereille
essive coverina covereina
translative coveriksi covereiksi
abessive coveritta covereitta
instructive coverein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of cover (Kotus type 6/paperi, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative coverini coverini
accusative nom. coverini coverini
gen. coverini
genitive coverini coverieni
covereideni
covereitteni
partitive coveriani covereitani
coverejani
inessive coverissani covereissani
elative coveristani covereistani
illative coveriini covereihini
adessive coverillani covereillani
ablative coveriltani covereiltani
allative coverilleni covereilleni
essive coverinani covereinani
translative coverikseni covereikseni
abessive coverittani covereittani
instructive
comitative covereineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative coverisi coverisi
accusative nom. coverisi coverisi
gen. coverisi
genitive coverisi coveriesi
covereidesi
covereittesi
partitive coveriasi covereitasi
coverejasi
inessive coverissasi covereissasi
elative coveristasi covereistasi
illative coveriisi covereihisi
adessive coverillasi covereillasi
ablative coveriltasi covereiltasi
allative coverillesi covereillesi
essive coverinasi covereinasi
translative coveriksesi covereiksesi
abessive coverittasi covereittasi
instructive
comitative covereinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative coverimme coverimme
accusative nom. coverimme coverimme
gen. coverimme
genitive coverimme coveriemme
covereidemme
covereittemme
partitive coveriamme covereitamme
coverejamme
inessive coverissamme covereissamme
elative coveristamme covereistamme
illative coveriimme covereihimme
adessive coverillamme covereillamme
ablative coveriltamme covereiltamme
allative coverillemme covereillemme
essive coverinamme covereinamme
translative coveriksemme covereiksemme
abessive coverittamme covereittamme
instructive
comitative covereinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative coverinne coverinne
accusative nom. coverinne coverinne
gen. coverinne
genitive coverinne coverienne
covereidenne
covereittenne
partitive coverianne covereitanne
coverejanne
inessive coverissanne covereissanne
elative coveristanne covereistanne
illative coveriinne covereihinne
adessive coverillanne covereillanne
ablative coveriltanne covereiltanne
allative coverillenne covereillenne
essive coverinanne covereinanne
translative coveriksenne covereiksenne
abessive coverittanne covereittanne
instructive
comitative covereinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative coverinsa coverinsa
accusative nom. coverinsa coverinsa
gen. coverinsa
genitive coverinsa coveriensa
covereidensa
covereittensa
partitive coveriaan
coveriansa
covereitaan
coverejaan
covereitansa
coverejansa
inessive coverissaan
coverissansa
covereissaan
covereissansa
elative coveristaan
coveristansa
covereistaan
covereistansa
illative coveriinsa covereihinsa
adessive coverillaan
coverillansa
covereillaan
covereillansa
ablative coveriltaan
coveriltansa
covereiltaan
covereiltansa
allative coverilleen
coverillensa
covereilleen
covereillensa
essive coverinaan
coverinansa
covereinaan
covereinansa
translative coverikseen
coveriksensa
covereikseen
covereiksensa
abessive coverittaan
coverittansa
covereittaan
covereittansa
instructive
comitative covereineen
covereinensa

Further reading edit

French edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English cover.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

cover m (plural covers)

  1. (colloquial) cover (rerecording)

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Pronunciation edit

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cover

  1. inflection of covern:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative

Middle English edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Old French covert, and was influenced by coveren.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

cover (plural covers)

  1. Something that covers.

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Polish edit

 
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Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English cover.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

cover m inan

  1. (music) cover version (rerecording of a song)

Declension edit

Further reading edit

  • cover in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • cover in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English cover.

Pronunciation edit

 
 

  • Hyphenation: co‧ver

Noun edit

cover m or (rare) f (plural coveres)

  1. (music) cover version (rerecording of a song by another musician or group)
    Synonym: versão cover

Spanish edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English cover.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkobeɾ/ [ˈko.β̞eɾ]
  • Rhymes: -obeɾ
  • Syllabification: co‧ver

Noun edit

cover m (plural covers)

  1. cover, cover version
    Synonym: versión

Usage notes edit

  • According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

Swedish edit

Etymology edit

From English cover.

Noun edit

cover c

  1. (music) cover, cover song

Usage notes edit

The plural of this word could also be covers.

Declension edit

Declension of cover 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative cover covern cover coverna
Genitive covers coverns covers covernas

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