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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Coveringnoun

    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.

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. Ted Cruz:

    The local press all covered the substance of what I said, the reactions of what happened, national press, it was all about the little girl and me terrifying her. You can literally read the story side by side as if they're covering Mars and Venus.

  2. Colin Cieszynski:

    I think what we're seeing here is probably a bit of short-covering and bargain-hunting, just trading against the news, even though the results were disappointing, the stocks had been pretty solidly hammered already. I suspect there was already substantial disappointment already priced in.

  3. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy:

    Each member of Congress must uphold a high standard of honesty and integrity. When it comes to matters of our national security, that responsibility is even greater, chairman Schiff has fallen short in Chairman Schiff duty. From claiming Chairman Schiff had evidence of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign to covering up Chairman Schiff committees relationship with the whistleblower, Chairman Schiff has demonstrated a pattern of lying to the American people on matters of intelligence.

  4. Solomon Greene:

    We don't want to see a wave of evictions as these moratoria are lifted, we need to look at forms of emergency rent relief where philanthropy or government is covering the rent during the job loss.

  5. Bob Dylan:

    I don't see Bob Dylan as covering these songs in any way. They've been covered enough. Buried, as a matter a fact. What me and my band are basically doing is uncovering them. Lifting them out of the grave and bringing them into the light of day, shadows in the Night.

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