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.

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. Bennie Thompson:

    Representative Cheney has demonstrated again and again Representative Cheney commitment to getting answers about January 6th, ensuring accountability, and doing whatever it takes to protect democracy for the American people. Representative Cheney leadership and insights have shaped the early work of the Select Committee and this appointment underscores the bipartisan nature of this effort, we are fortunate to have a partner of such strength and courage, and I look forward to continuing our work together as we uncover the facts, tell the American people the full story of January 6th, and ensure that nothing like that day ever happens again.

  2. Jaroslaw Kaczynski:

    It is my obligation to my mother and my brother to seek to change Poland with all my strength, to fix what is wrong here. It is also my duty towards Poland, we will continue all of our efforts, from trying to uncover the truth about the Smolensk tragedy to defending democracy which is threatened by the current rule and to combating the de-christianisation (of Poland).

  3. Brett Giroir:

    There is no question that the more testing you get, the more you will uncover -- but we do believe this is a real increase in cases, because the percent positives are going up. So, this is real increases in cases.

  4. Billy Ray Morris:

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

  5. Mike Richards:

    Every person alive today has at some point said or done something that another person finds objectionable, whether they mean to or not, people are being forced to think twice before stepping into the public realm because there will always be a group of people intent on picking through your past with a fine-tooth comb to uncover reasons to attack you.

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    come out into view, as from concealment
    • A. blur
    • B. emerge
    • C. inspire
    • D. jeopardize

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