usage: form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave"
3. cover, continue, extend, be
usage: span an interval of distance, space or time; "The war extended over five years"; "The period covered the turn of the century"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"; "This farm covers some 200 acres"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"
4. cover, satisfy, fulfill, fulfil, live up to
usage: provide for; "The grant doesn't cover my salary"
usage: act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"
6. embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover, include
usage: include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group"
7. traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across, pass, go through, go across
usage: travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
8. report, cover, inform
usage: be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism; "Snow reported on China in the 1950's"; "The cub reporter covered New York City"
9. cover, protect
usage: hold within range of an aimed firearm
10. cover, protect
usage: to take an action to protect against future problems; "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself"
11. cover, cover up, hide, conceal
usage: hide from view or knowledge; "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House"
12. cover, protect
usage: protect or defend (a position in a game); "he covered left field"
13. cover, see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure
usage: maintain a check on; especially by patrolling; "The second officer covered the top floor"
14. cover, insure, underwrite, guarantee, warrant
usage: protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this"
15. cover, compensate, overcompensate, compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up
usage: make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"