1. noun
    a fixed charge by a restaurant or night club over and above the charge for food and drink
  2. noun
    a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
  3. verb
    invest with a large or excessive amount of something; "She covered herself with glory"
  4. verb
    to take an action to protect against future problems; "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself"
  5. verb
    help out by taking someone``s place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities; "She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week"
  6. verb
    travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
  7. verb
    be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of; "Is this enough to cover the check?"
  8. verb
    spread over a surface to conceal or protect; "This paint covers well"
  9. verb
    hide from view or knowledge; "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House"
  10. verb
    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"
  11. verb
    make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"
  12. verb
    provide for; "The grant doesn``t cover my salary"
  13. verb
    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"
  14. verb
    hold within range of an aimed firearm
  15. verb
    protect or defend (a position in a game); "he covered left field"
  16. verb
    be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game
  17. verb
    play a higher card than the one previously played; "Smith covered again"
  18. verb
    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"
  19. verb
    put something on top of something else; "cover the meat with a lot of gravy"
  20. verb
    form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave"
  21. verb
    cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"
  22. verb
    copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare"
  23. verb
    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"
  24. verb
    maintain a check on; especially by patrolling; "The second officer covered the top floor"
  25. verb
    deal with 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"
  26. verb
    protect by insurance; "The insurance won``t cover this"
  27. verb
    clothe, as if for protection from the elements; "cover your head!"
  28. verb
    sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
  29. noun
    a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else; "they made a cover of a Beatles`` song"
  30. noun
    the front and back covering of a book; "the book had a leather binding"
  31. noun
    bedding that keeps a person warm in bed; "he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"
  32. noun
    a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; "they crouched behind the screen"; "under cover of darkness"
  33. noun
    covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container); "he removed the top of the carton"; "he couldn``t get the top off of the bottle"; "put the cover back on the kettle"
  34. noun
    fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations; "artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal"
  35. noun
    the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"
  36. noun
    a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent); "her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment"