cover

I
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A covering object]
Syn. covering, top, lid, cap, ceiling, canopy, awning, tent, marquee, umbrella, parasol, roof, thatch, dome, blanket, bedspread, coverlet, stopper, plug, cork, canvas, seal, tarpaulin, book cover, binding, folder, wrapper, wrapping paper, jacket, case, sheath, spread, sheet, slipcover, tarp*; see also bedspread , blanket 2 , envelope , folder 2 , hood 1 , 2 , roof , sheath .
2. [A covering substance]
Syn. coat, covering, overlay, binding, slate, paint, shingle, veneer, varnish, polish; see also coat 3 , sheet 2 .
3. [Shelter]
Syn. sanctuary, protection, asylum, refuge; see retreat 2 , sanctuary 2 , shelter .
4. [Concealment]
Syn. covert, hiding place, screen, blind; see camouflage 1 , defense 2 , shelter , trick 1 .
take cover,
Syn. conceal oneself, take shelter, go indoors; see hide 2 .
under cover,
Syn. in secrecy, clandestinely, hiding, concealed; see hidden 2 , secretive , secretly .
v.
1. [To place as a covering]
Syn. cover up, carpet, blanket, put on, put a cover on, put a lid on, cap, close, overlay, lay over, overspread, surface, board up, superimpose, coat; see also close 2 , 4 , spread 4 .
2. [To wrap]
Syn. envelop, enshroud, encase, cloak; see clothe , wrap 2 .
3. [To protect]
Syn. shield, screen, house; see defend 1 , 2 , shelter .
4. [To hide]
Syn. screen, camouflage, mask, conceal; see disguise , hide 1 .
5. [To include]
Syn. embrace, comprise, incorporate; see comprise , include 1 , treat 2 .
6. [To suffice]
Syn. reach, be enough, meet; see satisfy 3 .
7. [To travel over]
Syn. traverse, journey over, cross; see travel 2 .
8. [To send down in plenty]
Syn. deluge, pour, rain, inundate, submerge, shower, drench, engulf, overcome, drown out, overflow, overspread, send down like manna from heaven*; see also flood .
9. [*To report news about]
Syn. report on, recount, narrate, relate; see broadcast 2 , report 1 .
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. covering coverup, wrapping, sheet, blanket, tarpaulin, canopy, sheath, folder, spread, canvas, binding.
2. shelter refuge, retreat, haven, sanctuary, hiding place, protection.
II
v.
1. wrap encase, enshroud, overspread, overlay, envelop, cloak, dress, coat.
2. hide conceal, shield, veil, screen, cloak, bury, camouflage, secrete, disguise.
3. include encompass, incorporate, contain, deal with, comprise, embrace, embody.
4. traverse cross, pass through, range over.
5. report detail, recount, chronicle, tell.
ANT.: 1. uncover, unwrap, expose. 2. expose, reveal, show
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To prevent (something) from being known. Also used with up: cloak, conceal, enshroud, hide1, hush (up), mask, shroud, veil. Idioms: keep under cover, keep under wraps. See SHOW. 2. To furnish with a covering of a different material: clad, face, sheathe, side, skin. See SURFACE. 3. To extend over the surface of: blanket, cap, overlay, spread. See PUT ON. 4. To journey over (a specified distance): make. Informal: do. See MOVE. 5. To observe, analyze, and relate the details of (an event): report. See WORDS. II noun 1. Something that physically protects, especially from danger: asylum, covert, harbor, haven, protection, refuge, retreat, sanctuary, shelter. See ATTACK, SAFETY. 2. A deceptive outward appearance: cloak, color, coloring, disguise, disguisement, façade, face, false colors, front, gloss, guise, mask, masquerade, pretense, pretext, semblance, show, veil, veneer, window-dressing. Slang: put-on. See SHOW.

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