Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) covering, natural covering, cover (a natural object that covers or envelops) "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
- S: (n) covering (an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it))
- S: (n) cover, covering, screening, masking (the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it) "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"
- S: (n) covering (the act of protecting something by covering it)
- S: (n) application, coating, covering (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"
- S: (v) cover (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"
- S: (v) cover, spread over (form a cover over) "The grass covered the grave"
- S: (v) cover, continue, extend (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"
- S: (v) cover (provide for) "The grant doesn't cover my salary"
- S: (v) cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address (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"
- S: (v) embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover (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"
- S: (v) traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across (travel across or pass over) "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
- S: (v) report, cover (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"
- S: (v) cover (hold within range of an aimed firearm)
- S: (v) cover (to take an action to protect against future problems) "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself"
- S: (v) cover, cover up (hide from view or knowledge) "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House"
- S: (v) cover (protect or defend (a position in a game)) "he covered left field"
- S: (v) cover (maintain a check on; especially by patrolling) "The second officer covered the top floor"
- S: (v) cover, insure, underwrite (protect by insurance) "The insurance won't cover this"
- S: (v) cover, compensate, overcompensate (make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities) "he is compensating for being a bad father"
- S: (v) cover (invest with a large or excessive amount of something) "She covered herself with glory"
- S: (v) cover (help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities) "She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week"
- S: (v) cover (be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of) "Is this enough to cover the check?"
- S: (v) cover (spread over a surface to conceal or protect) "This paint covers well"
- S: (v) shroud, enshroud, hide, cover (cover as if with a shroud) "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"
- S: (v) breed, cover (copulate with a female, used especially of horses) "The horse covers the mare"
- S: (v) overlay, cover (put something on top of something else) "cover the meat with a lot of gravy"
- S: (v) cover (play a higher card than the one previously played) "Smith covered again"
- S: (v) cover (be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game)
- S: (v) brood, hatch, cover, incubate (sit on (eggs)) "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
- S: (v) cover, wrap up (clothe, as if for protection from the elements) "cover your head!"