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cov·er / ˈkəvər/ • v. [tr.] 1. (often be covered) put something such as a cloth or lid on top of or in front of (something) in order to protect or conceal it. ∎  envelop in a layer of something, esp. dirt. ∎  scatter a layer of loose material over (a surface, esp. a floor), leaving it completely obscured. ∎  lie over or adhere to (a surface), as decoration or to conceal something. ∎  protect (someone) with a garment or hat: [as adj.] (covered) keep children covered with T-shirts. ∎  extend over (an area). ∎  travel (a specified distance): it took them four days to cover 150 miles. 2. deal with (a subject) by describing or analyzing its most important aspects or events. ∎  investigate, report on, or publish or broadcast pictures of (an event). ∎  work in, have responsibility for, or provide services to (a particular area). ∎  (of a rule or law) apply to (a person or situation). 3. (of a sum of money) be enough to pay (a bill or cost): there are grants to cover the cost of materials for loft insulation. ∎  (of insurance) protect against a liability, loss, or accident involving financial consequences: your contents are now covered against accidental loss or damage in transit. ∎  (cover oneself) take precautionary measures so as to protect oneself against future blame or liability. 4. disguise the sound or fact of (something) with another sound or action: Louise laughed to cover her embarrassment. ∎  [intr.] (cover for) disguise the illicit absence or wrongdoing of (someone) in order to spare them punishment: if the sergeant wants to know where you are, I'll cover for you. ∎  [intr.] (cover for) temporarily take over the job of (a colleague) in their absence. 5. aim a gun at (someone) in order to prevent them from moving or escaping. ∎  protect (an exposed person) by shooting at an enemy: [as adj.] (covering) the jeeps retreated behind spurts of covering fire. ∎  (of a fortress, gun, or cannon) have (an area) within range. ∎  (in team games) take up a position ready to defend against (an opposing player). ∎  Baseball be in position at (a base) ready to catch a thrown ball. 6. Bridge play a higher card on (a high card) in a trick: the ploy will fail if the ten is covered | [intr.] East covered with his queen. 7. record or perform a new version of (a song) originally performed by someone else. 8. (of a male animal, esp. a stallion) copulate with (a female animal), esp. as part of a commercial transaction between the owners of the animals. • n. 1. a thing that lies on, over, or around something, esp. in order to protect or conceal it. ∎  a thin solid object that seals a container or hole; a lid: a manhole cover. ∎  a thick protective outer part or page of a book or magazine. ∎ Philately a card or envelope that has traveled through the mail or that contains postal markings. ∎  (the covers) bedclothes. 2. physical shelter or protection sought by people in danger: the sirens wailed and people ran for cover. ∎  undergrowth, trees, or other vegetation used as a shelter by hunted animals. ∎  an activity or organization used as a means of concealing an illegal or secret activity: they use philanthropy as a cover for subsidies to terrorists. ∎  [in sing.] an identity or activity adopted by a person, typically a spy, to conceal their true activities. ∎  military support given when someone is in danger from or being attacked by an enemy: they provide additional naval cover. ∎  Ecol. the amount of ground covered by a vertical projection of the vegetation, usually expressed as a percentage. 3. short for cover charge. 4. a place setting at a table in a restaurant. 5. (also cover version) a recording or performance of a previously recorded song made esp. to take advantage of the original's success. PHRASES: break cover suddenly leave a place of shelter, esp. vegetation, when being hunted or pursued. cover all bases (or cover all the bases) include all relevant information. ∎  prepare for all likely circumstances. cover one's tracks conceal evidence of what one has done. from cover to cover from beginning to end of a book or magazine. take cover protect oneself from attack by ducking down into or under a shelter. under cover of concealed by: the yacht made landfall under cover of darkness. under separate cover in a separate envelope.PHRASAL VERBS: cover something up put something on, over, or around something, esp. in order to conceal or disguise it. ∎  try to hide or deny the fact of an illegal or illicit action or activity. DERIVATIVES: cov·er·a·ble adj.

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COVER

To protect or shelter; to make good; to insure. To cover a check means to deposit sufficient funds in a bank account to pay the amount written on a check or checks.

The right of a purchaser to buy goods other than those that were originally contracted for as a remedy in the event of a breach of contract by the seller.

In contract law concerning sales transactions, the uniform commercial code provides that a buyer may use cover for protection in an action for breach of a sales contract. The person may, in good faith, purchase substitute goods when a seller violates their contract by failure to deliver goods. The buyer may then recover the difference between the original goods or contract price and the cost of cover.

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Bank side and aquatic cover can impair the fishs vision; consequently, use bank side brush to conceal you during your approach, and to hide your position. Because light refraction can sometimes allow fish to see around corners, fish may be able to see you when you cannot see them. (See Diagram 1)

By taking the fishs vision window into account you can mask your approach by placing cover between you and the fish. But watch out for the light refraction phenomenon that permits fish to see around corners.

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cover In descriptions of plant communities, the proportion of ground, usually expressed as a percentage, that is occupied by the perpendicular projection down on to it of the aerial parts of individuals of the species under consideration. The most widely used visual scales are the Domin scale and the Braun-Blanquet 5-point scale. A more objective estimate may be obtained using a pin-frame sample of a point-quadrat.

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cover In descriptions of plant communities, the proportion of ground, usually expressed as a percentage, that is occupied by the perpendicular projection down on to it of the aerial parts of individuals of the species under consideration. The most widely used visual scales are the Domin scale and the Braun-Blanquet five-point scale. A more objective estimate may be obtained using a pin-frame or point-quadrat.

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cover. Anything finishing a join, e.g. a cover-fillet, cover-moulding, or cover-strip moulding concealing a joint in panelling, or the part of a tile or slate covered by the overlap of the course above.

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cover vb. XIII. — OF. cuvrir, covrir (mod. couvrir) :- L. cooperīre, f. CON- (intensive) + operīre cover.
Hence cover sb. XIV; or partly variant of COVERT.

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coverdisapprover, hoover, improver, louvre (US louver), manoeuvre (US maneuver), mover, outmanoeuvre (US outmaneuver), reprover, Suva, Tuva, Vancouver •cover, Glover, hardcover, lover, plover, undercover •vulva • triumvir • slipcover • Cordova •baklava • helluva • Ulanova • Genova •Vaishnava • Ostrava • Vltava •fervour (US fervor), Minerva, Nerva, observer, server, swerver •time-server

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