What does uncover mean?

Definitions for uncover
ʌnˈkʌv ərun·cov·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uncover, bring out, unveil, revealverb

    make visible

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

  2. uncover, exposeverb

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

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


  1. uncoververb

    to remove the cover of an object

    The model railway was uncovered.

  2. uncoververb

    To reveal the identity of

    The murderer has finally been uncovered.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Uncoververb

    After you are up, uncover your bed, and open the curtains to air it. Gideon Harvey.

    Seeing an object several millions of leagues, the very instant it is uncovered, may be shewn to be a mistake in matter of fact. John Locke.

    Thou wert better in thy grave, than to answer, with thy uncovered body, this extremity of the skies. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.

    Porches and schools,
    Uncover’d, and with scaffolds cumber’d stood. Matthew Prior.

    He cover’d; but his robe
    Uncover’d more: so rose the Danite strong,
    Shorn of his strength. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    There will certainly come some day or other, to uncover every soul of us. Alexander Pope, Letters.

    Rather let my head dance on a bloody pole,
    Than stand uncover’d to the vulgar groom. William Shakespeare.


  1. uncover

    To uncover means to reveal, disclose, or expose something that was previously hidden or unknown. It can also refer to the act of removing a cover or a top from something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uncoververb

    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. Uncoververb

    to show openly; to disclose; to reveal

  3. Uncoververb

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

  4. Uncoververb

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

  5. Uncoververb

    to remove the covers from dishes, or the like

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Uncover

    un-kuv′ėr, v.t. to remove the cover of: to lay open: to expose successively lines of formation of troops by the wheeling to right or left of the lines in front.—v.i. to take off the hat.—adj. Uncov′ered, having no covering, naked, esp. having no covering on the head.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of uncover in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of uncover in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of uncover in a Sentence

  1. Michael Avenatti:

    Many members of the media are performing fellatio on these universities and colleges @MichaelAvenatti on The Vegas Take explaining why some of the media is not covering this @Nike scandal and trying to uncover the truth.

  2. Billy Ray Morris:

    These wrecks cover and uncover. Right now, we are in an uncover phase.

  3. Buckminster Fuller:

    Most of my advances were by mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't.

  4. Markus Hilgert:

    We're trying to develop methods to uncover, to discover, to clear up this dark field of crime, of organized crime, to understand the networks, to understand how people interact, to understand how much money is made, to understand how the objects come from Iraq and Syria to Germany.

  5. Renae A. Sauter:

    Many of us learned to repress our creativity. We were told it was secondary to more important skills. The good news is that many of us have untapped gifts just wating to be expressed. You owe it to yourself to uncover and express your gifts

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