Definition of Covering

1. Noun. A natural object that covers or envelops. "The fox was flushed from its cover"

2. Noun. An artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it).

3. Noun. The act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it. "The cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"
Exact synonyms: Cover, Masking, Screening
Generic synonyms: Concealing, Concealment, Hiding
Derivative terms: Cover, Cover, Cover, Mask, Screen

4. Noun. The act of protecting something by covering it.
Generic synonyms: Protection
Specialized synonyms: Dressing, Grooming
Derivative terms: Cover, Cover

5. Noun. The work of applying something. "The surface was ready for a coating of paint"

Definition of Covering

1. n. Anything which covers or conceals, as a roof, a screen, a wrapper, clothing, etc.

Definition of Covering

1. Noun. That which covers something. ¹

2. Noun. Action of the verb ''to cover''. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of cover) ¹

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Definition of Covering

1. something that covers [n -S]

Medical Definition of Covering

1. A surrounding layer; something that covers or encloses, forming an outer layer. See: tunica. Coverings of spermatic cord, coverings of the spermatic cord, including external and internal spermatic fasciae, and cremasteric muscle and fascia. Synonym: tunicae funiculi spermatici. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Covering

covered bridge
covered bridges
covered call
covered calls
covered couch
covered option
covered smut
covered stadium
covered stand
covered wagon
covering fire
covering letter
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covering material
covering number
covering space
covering spaces

Literary usage of Covering

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hand-book of the Law of Torts by Edwin Ames Jaggard (1895)
"covering the definition, source, and nature of International Law. ... TERRITORIAL PROPERTY OF А STATE: covering modes of acquiring property, boundaries, ..."

2. The Lancet (1898)
"SIBS,—Hoch has been said and written of late respecting the abolition of the unqualified assistant and also the act of "covering" unqualified practitioners ..."

3. Transactions by National Association of Cotton Manufacturers, New England Cotton Manufacturers' Association, Institution of Public Health Engineers (Great Britain) (1890)
"My attention was recently called to a new method of covering cotton. It is a patented process invented in 1889, and known as the " King cotton bale covering ..."

4. Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature by John McClintock, James Strong, Roul Tunley (1883)
"In the time of Josephus it was circular, covering about half the head, ... This is inferred («) from the absence of any direction as to a covering Лн- the ..."

5. Principles of Heating: A Practical and Comprehensive Treatise on Applied by William Gage Snow (1912)
"To determine which covering is the most economical for following quantities ... Investment in covering. 2. Cost of coal required to supply lost heat. 3. ..."

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