Synonyms of covering


1. covering, natural covering, cover, natural object

usage: a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"

2. covering, artifact, artefact

usage: an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

3. cover, covering, screening, masking, concealment, concealing, hiding

usage: the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"

4. covering, protection

usage: the act of protecting something by covering it

5. application, coating, covering, manual labor, manual labour

usage: 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";


1. cover

usage: provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"

2. cover, spread over, touch, adjoin, meet, contact

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"

5. cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address, broach, initiate

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"

16. cover, endow, indue, gift, empower, invest, endue

usage: invest with a large or excessive amount of something; "She covered herself with glory"

17. cover, substitute, deputize, deputise, step in

usage: help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities; "She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week"

18. cover, be

usage: be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of; "Is this enough to cover the check?"

19. cover, hide, conceal

usage: spread over a surface to conceal or protect; "This paint covers well"

20. shroud, enshroud, hide, cover, envelop, enfold, enwrap, wrap, enclose

usage: cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"

21. breed, cover, copulate, mate, pair, couple

usage: copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare"

22. overlay, cover

usage: put something on top of something else; "cover the meat with a lot of gravy"

23. cover, play

usage: play a higher card than the one previously played; "Smith covered again"

24. cover, protect

usage: be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game

25. brood, hatch, cover, incubate, reproduce, procreate, multiply

usage: sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"

26. cover, wrap up, dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel

usage: clothe, as if for protection from the elements; "cover your head!"

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Definition and meaning of covering (Dictionary)