Definitions for uncoverʌnˈkʌv ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•cov•erʌnˈkʌv ər(v.t.)

  1. to remove the cover or covering from.

  2. to lay bare; disclose; reveal.

  3. (v.i.)to remove a cover or covering.

  4. to take off one's hat as a gesture of respect.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uncover, bring out, unveil, reveal(verb)

    make visible

    "Summer brings out bright clothes"; "He brings out the best in her"

  2. uncover, expose(verb)

    remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body

    "uncover your belly"; "The man exposed himself in the subway"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. uncover(verb)ʌnˈkʌv ər

    to find out sth that was previously secret or unknown; = discover

    The insurance company uncovered the fraud.; to uncover the mysteries of the universe

  2. uncoverʌnˈkʌv ər

    ≠ cover

    he felt shy about uncovering his body for the photo shoot.


  1. uncover(Verb)

    to remove the cover of an object

    The model railway was uncovered.

  2. uncover(Verb)

    To reveal the identity of

    The murderer has finally been uncovered.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uncover(verb)

    to take the cover from; to divest of covering; as, to uncover a box, bed, house, or the like; to uncover one's body

  2. Uncover(verb)

    to show openly; to disclose; to reveal

  3. Uncover(verb)

    to divest of the hat or cap; to bare the head of; as, to uncover one's head; to uncover one's self

  4. Uncover(verb)

    to take off the hat or cap; to bare the head in token of respect

  5. Uncover(verb)

    to remove the covers from dishes, or the like

Translations for uncover

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to remove the cover from

His criminal activities were finally uncovered.

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