What does covering mean?

Definitions for covering
ˈkʌv ər ɪŋcov·er·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. covering, natural covering, covernoun

    a natural object that covers or envelops

    "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"

  2. coveringnoun

    an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

  3. 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"

  4. coveringnoun

    the act of protecting something by covering it

  5. 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";

Wiktionary

  1. coveringnoun

    That which covers something.

  2. coveringnoun

    Action of the verb to cover.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Covering

    of Cover

  2. Coveringnoun

    anything which covers or conceals, as a roof, a screen, a wrapper, clothing, etc

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. covering

    Standing exactly in front or in rear of another man or an object.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'covering' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3367

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'covering' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3871

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of covering in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of covering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of covering in a Sentence

  1. Irwin Michael:

    Generally, stocks tend to firm up around Memorial Day weekend - people covering their shorts, going flattish to maybe long a little bit here.

  2. Ben Kwong:

    The market has been oversold after the recent selloff, and local investors calm down a bit in view of a relatively stable mainland markets so far this morning with short covering giving support, on the Greece crisis, people are expecting that there will be an agreement, while China's inflation data also gave support to a rebound in the market.

  3. Masashi Oda:

    One of the two big persistent concerns has faded, so investors are taking risks, short-covering by those who had shorted stocks on those worries will likely support the market for a while.

  4. Yahya Al Hashemi:

    It was a sandstorm which turned to rainstorm and lot of the construction covering boards were flying around, and lots of cracking noises which unfortunately ended with this tragedy. ... Everybody was pushing trying to escape from inside towards the exits.

  5. Wolf Blitzer:

    To this day, 25 years later here in the United States or indeed around the world, people always come up to me: 'Oh I remember the Gulf War. I remember what you were doing,' they still associate me with those months of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, and it's a source of pride to me that I quote 'became famous' covering that war.

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