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NOUN (5)

1. a natural object that covers or envelops;
- Example: "under a covering of dust"
- Example: "the fox was flushed from its cover"
[syn: covering, natural covering, cover]

2. an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it);

3. the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it;
- Example: "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"
[syn: cover, covering, screening, masking]

4. the act of protecting something by covering it;

5. the work of applying something;
- Example: "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"
- Example: "a complete bleach requires several applications"
- Example: "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";
[syn: application, coating, covering]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cover \Cov"er\ (k?v"?r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Covered (-?rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Covering.] [OF. covrir, F. couvrir, fr. L. cooperire; co- + operire to cover; probably fr. ob towards, over + the root appearing in aperire to open. Cf. Aperient, Overt, Curfew.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To envelop; to clothe, as with a mantle or cloak. [1913 Webster] And with the majesty of darkness round Covers his throne. --Milton. [1913 Webster] All that beauty than doth cover thee. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To invest (one's self with something); to bring upon (one's self); as, he covered himself with glory. [1913 Webster] The powers that covered themselves with everlasting infamy by the partition of Poland. --Brougham. [1913 Webster] 4. To hide sight; to conceal; to cloak; as, the enemy were covered from our sight by the woods. [1913 Webster] A cloud covered the mount. --Exod. xxiv. 15. [1913 Webster] In vain shou striv'st to cover shame with shame. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. To brood or sit on; to incubate. [1913 Webster] While the hen is covering her eggs, the male . . . diverts her with his songs. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 6. To overwhelm; to spread over. [1913 Webster] The waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen. --Ex. xiv. 28. [1913 Webster] 7. To shelter, as from evil or danger; to protect; to defend; as, the cavalry covered the retreat. [1913 Webster] His calm and blameless life Does with substantial blessedness abound, And the soft wings of peace cover him round. --Cowley. [1913 Webster] 8. To remove from remembrance; to put away; to remit. "Blessed is he whose is covered." --Ps. xxxii. 1. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 10. To put the usual covering or headdress on. [1913 Webster] Cover thy head . . .; nay, prithee, be covered. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 11. To copulate with (a female); to serve; as, a horse covers a mare; -- said of the male. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Covering \Cov"er*ing\, n. Anything which covers or conceals, as a roof, a screen, a wrapper, clothing, etc. [1913 Webster] Noah removed the covering of the ark. --Gen. viii. 13. [1913 Webster] They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that they have no covering in the cold. --Job. xxiv. 7. [1913 Webster] A covering over the well's mouth. --2 Sam. xvii. 19. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

covering n 1: a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover" [syn: covering, natural covering, cover] 2: an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it) 3: the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft" [syn: cover, covering, screening, masking] 4: the act of protecting something by covering it 5: the work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint"; [syn: application, coating, covering]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

187 Moby Thesaurus words for "covering": assimilating, bigness, blanket, blanketing, border, brooding, burial, burying, calcimining, circumference, cloak, cloaking, clouding, coat, coating, collop, comprising, concealedness, concealing, concealment, containing, cortex, counting, cover, coverage, covering up, covert, covertness, coverture, cowl, cowling, crust, curtain, curtaining, custodial, cut, darkening, deal, deception, defensive, disk, drape, drapery, embracing, enameling, encircling, enclosing, encompassing, envelope, enveloping, envisaging, epidermis, exterior, external, facade, face, facet, feuille, film, flap, foil, fold, fostering, fresco, fringe, front, gestation, gilding, glazing, glossing, gravidity, gravidness, greatness, guardian, guarding, guise, hanging, heaviness, hiddenness, hiding, hood, housing, immunizing, including, inclusive, incorporating, incubation, integument, interment, invisibility, japanning, lamella, lamina, laminated glass, laminated wood, lap, leaf, lineaments, mantle, mask, masking, membrane, mystification, nonrevealing, numbering, obscuration, obscurement, obscuring, occultation, outer face, outer layer, outer side, outer skin, outline, outside, painting, pall, pane, panel, parental, patina, peel, pellicle, periphery, plait, plank, plate, plating, ply, plywood, pregnancy, preventive, priming, prophylactic, protecting, protective, putting away, rasher, rind, safeguarding, safety glass, screen, screening, scum, secrecy, secretion, shading, sheathing, sheet, shell, shellacking, shelter, sheltering, shield, shielding, shroud, shrouding, sitting, skin, slab, slat, slice, staining, stippling, subterfuge, superficies, superstratum, surface, table, tablet, the family way, top, tutelary, uncommunicativeness, undercoating, undisclosing, unrevealing, varnishing, veil, veiling, veneer, vestment, vigilant, wafer, watchful, whitewashing, wrapping