Definitions for covering
ˈkʌv ər ɪŋcov·er·ing
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word covering.
covering, natural covering, covernoun
a natural object that covers or envelops
"under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
cover, covering, screening, maskingnoun
the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
"the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"
the act of protecting something by covering it
application, coating, coveringnoun
the work of applying something
"the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";
That which covers something.
Action of the verb to cover.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Dress; vesture; any thing spread over another.
Etymology: from cover.
The women took and spread a covering over the well’s mouth. 2 Sam. xvii. 19.
Bring some covering for this naked soul,
Whom I’ll intreat to lead me. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
Sometimes providence casts things so, that truth and interest lie the same way; and when it is wrapt up in this covering, men can be content to follow it. South.
Then from the floor he rais’d a royal bed,
With cov’rings of Sidonian purple spread. John Dryden, Fables.
Covering generally refers to completely spreading, overlaying, or enclosing something with a layer or a coating, be it physically or symbolically. It might also indicate the act of protecting, hiding, tackling, or addressing a particular matter, topic or issue. The exact meaning can vary depending on context and the subject it is applied to; for instance, in mathematics, a covering is a set of subsets whose union includes the entire set.
anything which covers or conceals, as a roof, a screen, a wrapper, clothing, etc
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Standing exactly in front or in rear of another man or an object.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'covering' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3367
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'covering' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3871
The numerical value of covering in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of covering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Its good (the ban on face covering) but some people will feel some hurt because thats the Islamic culture, when they are dressing (without covering their face), they get a guilty feeling.
Sentimentality is a superstructure covering brutality.
American architecture is the art of covering one thing with another thing, to immitate a third thing which, if genuine, would not be desirable
The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend a personal God and avoid dogmas and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description
The Party has drawn a one-to-one link between these styles of head, face and body covering and religious extremist thought and violence, it's a very crude and counterproductive way of trying to deal with the problem of terrorism.
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