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Etymology

Middle English coveren < Old French covrir (French: couvrir) < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] cooperire (to cover completely).

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the original sense of the verb and noun cover was hide from view as in its cognate covert. Except in the limited sense of cover again, the word recover is unrelated and is cognate with recuperate.

Noun

Singular
cover

Plural
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cover ({{{1}}})
  1. A lid.
  2. The hiding from view.
  3. The front and back of a book or magazine.
  4. The top sheet of a bed.
  5. A cover charge.
    There's a $15 cover tonight.
  6. A setting at a restaurant table.
    We need to set another cover for the Smith party.
  7. (music) A rerecording of a previously recorded song; a cover version; a cover song.
  8. (cricket) A fielding position on the off side, between point and mid off, about 30° forward of square; a fielder in this position.
  9. (topology) A set (more often known as a family) of sets, whose union contains the given set.
    The open intervals are a cover for the real numbers.
  10. (philately) An envelope complete with stamps and postmarks etc.
  11. (military) A solid object, including terrain, that provides protection from enemy fire.
  12. (law) In commercial law, a buyer’s purchase on the open market of goods similar or identical to the goods contracted for after a seller has breached a contract of sale by failure to deliver the goods contracted for.

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Adjective

cover (not comparable)

Positive
cover

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Of or pertaining to the front cover of a book or magazine.
  2. (music) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of cover versions.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to cover

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to cover (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To place something over or upon to conceal or protect.
  2. To feature, discuss, or mention.
  3. To provide enough money for.
    We've earned enough money to cover most of our costs.
  4. (music) To make a cover version of (a song that was originally recorded by another artist).
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To protect using an aimed firearm and the threat of firing; or to protect using continuous, heaving fire at or in the direction of the enemy so as to force the enemy to remain in cover; or to threaten using an aimed firearm and the threat of firing.

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Swedish

Noun

Inflection for cover Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative cover covern cover coverna
Genitive covers coverns covers covernas

cover c.

  1. (music) cover; a cover song

Usage notes

The plural of this word could also be covers.

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