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Cover vs. Discover

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  • Cover (noun)

    A lid.

  • Cover (noun)

    Area or situation which screens a person or thing from view.

    "The soldiers took cover behind a ruined building."

  • Cover (noun)

    The front and back of a CD package, etc.

  • Cover (noun)

    The top sheet of a bed.

  • Cover (noun)

    A cloth, usually fitted, placed over an item such as a car or sofa to protect it from dust, rain, etc. when not in use.

  • Cover (noun)

    A cover charge.

    "There's a $15 cover tonight."

  • Cover (noun)

    A dinner.

    "We need to set another cover for the Smith party."

  • Cover (noun)

    A new performance or rerecording of a previously recorded song; a cover version; a cover song.

  • Cover (noun)

    A fielding position on the off side, between point and mid off, about 30° forward of square; a fielder in this position.

  • Cover (noun)

    A set (more often known as a family) of sets, whose union contains the given set.

    "The open intervals are a cover for the real numbers."

  • Cover (noun)

    An envelope complete with stamps and postmarks etc.

  • Cover (noun)

    A solid object, including terrain, that provides protection from enemy fire.

  • Cover (noun)

    In commercial law, a buyer’s purchase on the open market of goods similar or identical to the goods contracted for after a seller has breached a contract of sale by failure to deliver the goods contracted for.

  • Cover (noun)

    An insurance contract; coverage by an insurance contract.

  • Cover (noun)

    A persona maintained by a spy or undercover operative; cover story.

  • Cover (noun)

    A swindler's confederate.

  • Cover (noun)

    The portion of a slate, tile, or shingle that is hidden by the overlap of the course above.

  • Cover (noun)

    In a steam engine, the lap of a slide valve.

  • Cover (noun)

    The distance between reinforcing steel and the exterior of concrete.

  • Cover (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the front cover of a book or magazine.

  • Cover (adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or consisting of cover versions.

  • Cover (verb)

    To place something over or upon, as to conceal or protect.

    "He covered the baby with a blanket."

    "When the pot comes to a boil, cover it and reduce the heat to medium."

  • Cover (verb)

    To be over or upon, as to conceal or protect.

    "The blanket covered the baby."

  • Cover (verb)

    To be upon all of, so as to completely conceal.

    "Regular hexagons can cover the plane."

  • Cover (verb)

    To set upon all of, so as to completely conceal.

    "You can cover the plane with regular hexagons."

  • Cover (verb)

    To put on one's hat.

  • Cover (verb)

    To invest (oneself with something); to bring upon (oneself).

    "The heroic soldier covered himself with glory."

  • Cover (verb)

    To discuss thoroughly; to provide coverage of.

    "The magazine covers such diverse topics as politics, news from the world of science, and the economy."

  • Cover (verb)

    To deal with or include someone or something.

  • Cover (verb)

    To be enough money for.

    "We've earned enough to cover most of our costs."

    "Ten dollars should cover lunch."

  • Cover (verb)

    To act as a replacement.

    "I need to take off Tuesday. Can you cover for me?"

  • Cover (verb)

    To have as an assignment or responsibility.

    "Can you cover the morning shift tomorrow? I'll give you off next Monday instead."

    "He is our salesman covering companies with headquarters in the northern provinces."

  • Cover (verb)

    To make a cover version of (a song that was originally recorded by another artist).

  • Cover (verb)

    To protect using an aimed firearm and the threat of firing; or to protect using continuous, heaving fire at or in the direction of the enemy so as to force the enemy to remain in cover; or to threaten using an aimed firearm.

  • Cover (verb)

    To provide insurance coverage for.

    "Does my policy cover accidental loss?"

  • Cover (verb)

    To copulate with (said of certain male animals such as dogs and horses).

    "I would like to have my bitch covered next spring."

    "The stallion has not covered the mare yet."

  • Cover (verb)

    To protect or control (a piece or square).

    "In order to checkmate a king on the side of the board, the five squares adjacent to the king must all be covered."

  • Cover (verb)

    To extend over a given period of time or range, to occupy, to stretch over a given area.

  • Cover (verb)

    To defend a particular player or area.

  • Discover (verb)

    To find or learn something for the first time.

    "Turning the corner, I discovered a lovely little shop. I discovered that they sold widgets."

  • Discover (verb)

    To remove the cover from; to uncover (a head, building etc.).

  • Discover (verb)

    To expose, uncover.

    "The gust of wind discovered a bone in the sand."

  • Discover (verb)

    To create by moving a piece out of another piece's line of attack.

    "This move discovers an attack on a vital pawn."

  • Discover (verb)

    To reveal (information); to divulge, make known.

    "I discovered my plans to the rest of the team."

  • Discover (verb)

    To reconnoitre, explore (an area).

  • Discover (verb)

    To manifest without design; to show; to exhibit.

Wiktionary
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  • Cover

    To overspread the surface of (one thing) with another; as, to cover wood with paint or lacquer; to cover a table with a cloth.

  • Cover

    To envelop; to clothe, as with a mantle or cloak.

  • Cover

    To invest (one's self with something); to bring upon (one's self); as, he covered himself with glory.

  • Cover

    To hide sight; to conceal; to cloak; as, the enemy were covered from our sight by the woods.

  • Cover

    To brood or sit on; to incubate.

  • Cover

    To shelter, as from evil or danger; to protect; to defend; as, the cavalry covered the retreat.

  • Cover

    To remove from remembrance; to put away; to remit.

  • Cover

    To extend over; to be sufficient for; to comprehend, include, or embrace; to account for or solve; to counterbalance; as, a mortgage which fully covers a sum loaned on it; a law which covers all possible cases of a crime; receipts than do not cover expenses.

  • Cover

    To put the usual covering or headdress on.

  • Cover

    To copulate with (a female); to serve; as, a horse covers a mare; - said of the male.

  • Cover (noun)

    Anything which is laid, set, or spread, upon, about, or over, another thing; an envelope; a lid; as, the cover of a book.

  • Cover (noun)

    Anything which veils or conceals; a screen; disguise; a cloak.

  • Cover (noun)

    Shelter; protection; as, the troops fought under cover of the batteries; the woods afforded a good cover.

  • Cover (noun)

    The woods, underbrush, etc., which shelter and conceal game; covert; as, to beat a cover; to ride to cover.

  • Cover (noun)

    The lap of a slide valve.

  • Cover (noun)

    A tablecloth, and the other table furniture; esp., the table furniture for the use of one person at a meal; as, covers were laid for fifty guests.

  • Cover (verb)

    To spread a table for a meal; to prepare a banquet.

  • Discover

    To uncover.

  • Discover

    To disclose; to lay open to view; to make visible; to reveal; to make known; to show (what has been secret, unseen, or unknown).

  • Discover

    To obtain for the first time sight or knowledge of, as of a thing existing already, but not perceived or known; to find; to ascertain; to espy; to detect.

  • Discover

    To manifest without design; to show.

  • Discover

    To explore; to examine.

  • Discover (verb)

    To discover or show one's self.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Cover (noun)

    a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something;

    "they crouched behind the screen"

    "under cover of darkness"

  • Cover (noun)

    bedding that keeps a person warm in bed;

    "he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"

  • Cover (noun)

    the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it;

    "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"

  • Cover (noun)

    the front and back covering of a book;

    "the book had a leather binding"

  • Cover (noun)

    a natural object that covers or envelops;

    "under a covering of dust"

    "the fox was flushed from its cover"

  • Cover (noun)

    covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container);

    "he removed the top of the carton"

    "he couldn't get the top off of the bottle"

    "put the cover back on the kettle"

  • Cover (noun)

    fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations;

    "artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal"

  • Cover (noun)

    a fixed charge by a restaurant or night club over and above the charge for food and drink

  • Cover (noun)

    a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else;

    "they made a cover of a Beatles' song"

  • Cover (noun)

    a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent);

    "her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment"

  • Cover (verb)

    provide with a covering or cause to be covered;

    "cover her face with a handkerchief"

    "cover the child with a blanket"

    "cover the grave with flowers"

  • Cover (verb)

    form a cover over;

    "The grass covered the grave"

  • Cover (verb)

    span an interval of distance, space or time;

    "The war extended over five years"

    "The period covered the turn of the century"

    "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"

    "This farm covers some 200 acres"

  • Cover (verb)

    provide for;

    "The grant doesn't cover my salary"

  • Cover (verb)

    deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression;

    "This book deals with incest"

    "The course covered all of Western Civilization"

    "The new book treats the history of China"

  • Cover (verb)

    include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory;

    "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"

    "this should cover everyone in the group"

  • Cover (verb)

    travel across or pass over;

    "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

  • Cover (verb)

    be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism;

    "Snow reported on China in the 1950's"

    "The cub reporter covered New York City"

  • Cover (verb)

    hold within range of an aimed firearm

  • Cover (verb)

    to take an action to protect against future problems;

    "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself"

  • Cover (verb)

    hide from view or knowledge;

    "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House"

  • Cover (verb)

    protect or defend (a position in a game);

    "he covered left field"

  • Cover (verb)

    maintain a check on; especially by patrolling;

    "The second officer covered the top floor"

  • Cover (verb)

    protect by insurance;

    "The insurance won't cover this"

  • Cover (verb)

    make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities;

    "he is compensating for being a bad father"

  • Cover (verb)

    invest with a large or excessive amount of something;

    "She covered herself with glory"

  • Cover (verb)

    help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities;

    "She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week"

  • Cover (verb)

    be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of;

    "Is this enough to cover the check?"

  • Cover (verb)

    spread over a surface to conceal or protect;

    "This paint covers well"

  • Cover (verb)

    cover as if with a shroud;

    "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"

  • Cover (verb)

    copulate with a female, used especially of horses;

    "The horse covers the mare"

  • Cover (verb)

    put something on top of something else;

    "cover the meat with a lot of gravy"

  • Cover (verb)

    play a higher card than the one previously played;

    "Smith covered again"

  • Cover (verb)

    be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game

  • Cover (verb)

    sit on (eggs);

    "Birds brood"

    "The female covers the eggs"

  • Cover (verb)

    clothe, as if for protection from the elements;

    "cover your head!"

  • Discover (verb)

    discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of;

    "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"

    "We found traces of lead in the paint"

  • Discover (verb)

    make a discovery, make a new finding;

    "Roentgen discovered X-rays"

    "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"

  • Discover (verb)

    get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally;

    "I learned that she has two grown-up children"

    "I see that you have been promoted"

  • Discover (verb)

    make a discovery;

    "She found that he had lied to her"

    "The story is false, so far as I can discover"

  • Discover (verb)

    find unexpectedly;

    "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"

    "she struck a goldmine"

    "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"

  • Discover (verb)

    make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret;

    "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"

    "The actress won't reveal how old she is"

    "bring out the truth"

    "he broke the news to her"

  • Discover (verb)

    see for the first time; make a discovery;

    "Who discovered the North Pole?"

  • Discover (verb)

    identify as in botany or biology, for example

Princeton's WordNet
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