What are some alternative words for cover?

Synonyms for coverˈkʌv ər

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term cover.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. screen, cover, covert, concealment(noun)

    a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something

    "a screen of trees afforded privacy"; "under cover of darkness"; "the brush provided a covert for game"; "the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background"

    Synonyms:
    masking, blanket, screen, covering, silver screen, blind, projection screen, covert, back, screen door, covering fire, hiding, screenland, natural covering, cover song, privateness, sieve, concealing, concealment, cover version, top, cover, privacy, filmdom, binding, cover charge, secrecy, screening, book binding

    Antonyms:
    expose, uncover

  2. blanket, cover(noun)

    bedding that keeps a person warm in bed

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

    Synonyms:
    cover charge, blanket, screen, covering, cover version, covering fire, binding, covert, natural covering, cover song, concealment, top, masking, back, cover, mantle, screening, book binding

    Antonyms:
    expose, uncover

  3. cover, covering, screening, masking(noun)

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

    "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"

    Synonyms:
    cover charge, blanket, screen, covering, cover version, coating, covering fire, binding, covert, natural covering, cover song, viewing, concealment, masking piece, top, masking, showing, back, application, cover, screening, book binding

    Antonyms:
    expose, uncover

  4. binding, book binding, cover, back(noun)

    the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book

    "the book had a leather binding"

    Synonyms:
    dressing, blanket, screen, covering, cover version, spinal column, back, rear, binding, rachis, covert, covering fire, spine, natural covering, cover song, screening, bandaging, concealment, top, masking, cover charge, backbone, backrest, cover, dorsum, ski binding, book binding, vertebral column

    Antonyms:
    expose, uncover

  5. covering, natural covering, cover(noun)

    a natural object that covers or envelops

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

    Synonyms:
    masking, blanket, screen, covering, cover version, coating, covering fire, application, covert, natural covering, cover song, concealment, top, cover, back, binding, cover charge, screening, book binding

    Antonyms:
    expose, uncover

  6. top, 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"

    Synonyms:
    top side, cover song, binding, height, covert, crest, covering, teetotum, crown, upper side, upside, round top, circus tent, peak, elevation, masking, blanket, cover charge, covering fire, top of the inning, big top, back, natural covering, cover version, whirligig, book binding, meridian, screen, acme, pinnacle, cover, spinning top, top, superlative, concealment, tiptop, screening, summit, tip

    Antonyms:
    uncover, expose

  7. cover, covering fire(noun)

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

    "artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal"

    Synonyms:
    cover charge, blanket, screen, covering, cover version, covering fire, binding, covert, natural covering, cover song, concealment, top, masking, back, cover, screening, book binding

    Antonyms:
    expose, uncover

  8. cover charge, cover(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    masking, blanket, screen, covering, cover version, covering fire, binding, covert, natural covering, cover song, concealment, top, cover, cover charge, back, screening, book binding

    Antonyms:
    uncover, expose

  9. cover, cover version, cover song(noun)

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

    "they made a cover of a Beatles' song"

    Synonyms:
    cover charge, blanket, screen, covering, cover version, covering fire, binding, covert, natural covering, cover song, concealment, top, masking, back, cover, screening, book binding

    Antonyms:
    expose, uncover

  10. cover(verb)

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

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

    Synonyms:
    back, binding, top, covering fire, covert, book binding, covering, cover song, cover version, masking, screening, concealment, cover charge, natural covering, blanket, screen

    Antonyms:
    uncover, expose

  11. 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"

    Synonyms:
    brood, get over, embrace, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, overlay, continue, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, cut across, cut through, deal, shroud, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, traverse, pass over, comprehend, handle, cross, get across, cover up, insure

    Antonyms:
    expose, uncover

  12. cover, spread over(verb)

    form a cover over

    "The grass covered the grave"

    Synonyms:
    brood, get over, embrace, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, overlay, continue, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, cut across, cut through, deal, shroud, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, traverse, pass over, comprehend, handle, cover, cross, get across, cover up, insure

    Antonyms:
    expose, uncover

  13. cover, continue, extend(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"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"

    Synonyms:
    brood, get over, stay on, embrace, retain, unfold, stretch out, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, breed, widen, cover, encompass, run, overlay, protract, remain, continue, poke out, draw out, persist in, treat, hatch, incubate, go along, report, track, extend, lead, cut across, hold out, keep, cut through, deal, offer, uphold, shroud, proceed, go forward, carry, underwrite, overcompensate, go, address, go on, spread over, hide, gallop, stretch, stretch forth, pass, traverse, pass over, reach out, bear on, comprehend, exsert, stay, handle, expand, keep on, preserve, cross, prolong, strain, get across, carry on, put out, cover up, insure, broaden

    Antonyms:
    expose, uncover

  14. cover(verb)

    provide for

    "The grant doesn't cover my salary"

    Synonyms:
    brood, get over, embrace, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, overlay, continue, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, cut across, cut through, deal, shroud, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, traverse, pass over, comprehend, handle, cross, get across, cover up, insure

    Antonyms:
    uncover, expose

  15. cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address(verb)

    act on 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"

    Synonyms:
    speak, overcompensate, extend, handle, cut through, deal, continue, comprehend, embrace, divvy up, spread over, grapple, cut across, apportion, encompass, consider, get over, process, lot, portion out, dole out, make do, plow, shroud, accost, insure, brood, wield, make out, share, do by, plough, hide, take, administer, sell, parcel out, compensate, cross, come up to, turn, report, traverse, underwrite, breed, dispense, overlay, dish out, pass over, contend, enshroud, direct, allot, care for, track, get by, address, wrap up, distribute, cover up, carry on, cope, turn to, incubate, mete out, regale, get across, look at, treat, shell out, care, hatch, manage, deal out, palm, cover, conduct, call, trade

    Antonyms:
    expose, uncover

  16. embrace, encompass, comprehend, 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"

    Synonyms:
    wrap up, compass, get over, embrace, hug, insure, plow, espouse, enshroud, dig, compensate, breed, encompass, shroud, continue, sweep up, treat, hatch, adopt, report, extend, cut across, brood, squeeze, deal, grasp, incubate, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, get the picture, traverse, apprehend, pass over, bosom, comprehend, handle, perceive, overlay, cover, savvy, cross, cut through, grok, get across, cover up, track

    Antonyms:
    uncover, expose

  17. traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across(verb)

    travel across or pass over

    "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

    Synonyms:
    pass across, sweep, chase after, overcompensate, handle, cut through, deal, shroud, continue, come home, span, comprehend, embrace, hybridize, interbreed, encompass, cut across, address, give chase, get over, spoil, get well, surmount, go after, crosscut, pass through, plow, skip over, intersect, put over, tail, insure, brood, foil, penetrate, tag, master, trail, get through, click, report, transit, wipe, hide, frustrate, sink in, scotch, bounce back, overcome, compensate, cross, breed, traverse, underwrite, chase, move through, subdue, baffle, pass over, spread over, enshroud, jump, overlay, skip, overfly, track, cover, extend, wrap up, cover up, deny, incubate, crossbreed, dawn, thwart, bilk, get across, treat, hybridise, dog, hatch, fall into place

    Antonyms:
    expose, uncover

  18. report, 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"

    Synonyms:
    cut through, get over, embrace, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, overlay, continue, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, cut across, brood, deal, shroud, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, traverse, pass over, comprehend, handle, cover, cross, describe, get across, account, cover up, insure

    Antonyms:
    expose, uncover

  19. cover(verb)

    hold within range of an aimed firearm

    Synonyms:
    brood, get over, embrace, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, overlay, continue, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, cut across, cut through, deal, shroud, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, traverse, pass over, comprehend, handle, cross, get across, cover up, insure

    Antonyms:
    expose, uncover

  20. cover(verb)

    to take an action to protect against future problems

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

    Synonyms:
    brood, get over, embrace, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, overlay, continue, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, cut across, cut through, deal, shroud, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, traverse, pass over, comprehend, handle, cross, get across, cover up, insure

    Antonyms:
    expose, uncover

  21. cover, cover up(verb)

    hide from view or knowledge

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

    Synonyms:
    brood, get over, embrace, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, overlay, continue, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, cut across, cut through, deal, shroud, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, traverse, pass over, comprehend, handle, cover, cross, get across, cover up, insure

    Antonyms:
    expose, uncover

  22. cover(verb)

    protect or defend (a position in a game)

    "he covered left field"

    Synonyms:
    brood, get over, embrace, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, overlay, continue, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, cut across, cut through, deal, shroud, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, traverse, pass over, comprehend, handle, cross, get across, cover up, insure

    Antonyms:
    uncover, expose

  23. cover(verb)

    maintain a check on; especially by patrolling

    "The second officer covered the top floor"

    Synonyms:
    brood, get over, embrace, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, overlay, continue, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, cut across, cut through, deal, shroud, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, traverse, pass over, comprehend, handle, cross, get across, cover up, insure

    Antonyms:
    expose, uncover

  24. cover, insure, underwrite(verb)

    protect by insurance

    "The insurance won't cover this"

    Synonyms:
    brood, get over, embrace, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, guarantee, overlay, continue, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, cut across, see, see to it, cut through, deal, assure, shroud, secure, control, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, traverse, pass over, comprehend, ensure, handle, ascertain, cover, cross, get across, subvention, cover up, insure, subvent, check

    Antonyms:
    uncover, expose

  25. cover, compensate, overcompensate(verb)

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

    "he is compensating for being a bad father"

    Synonyms:
    brood, get over, embrace, right, plow, wrap up, enshroud, pay, make up, compensate, breed, recompense, encompass, overlay, continue, remunerate, even out, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, repair, cut across, cut through, deal, shroud, correct, counterbalance, underwrite, overcompensate, even up, address, spread over, hide, traverse, pass over, even off, comprehend, handle, over-correct, cover, cross, redress, get across, pay off, cover up, insure, indemnify

    Antonyms:
    expose, uncover

  26. cover(verb)

    invest with a large or excessive amount of something

    "She covered herself with glory"

    Synonyms:
    brood, get over, embrace, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, overlay, continue, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, cut across, cut through, deal, shroud, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, traverse, pass over, comprehend, handle, cross, get across, cover up, insure

    Antonyms:
    uncover, expose

  27. 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"

    Synonyms:
    brood, get over, embrace, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, overlay, continue, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, cut across, cut through, deal, shroud, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, traverse, pass over, comprehend, handle, cross, get across, cover up, insure

    Antonyms:
    uncover, expose

  28. cover(verb)

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

    "Is this enough to cover the check?"

    Synonyms:
    brood, get over, embrace, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, overlay, continue, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, cut across, cut through, deal, shroud, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, traverse, pass over, comprehend, handle, cross, get across, cover up, insure

    Antonyms:
    expose, uncover

  29. cover(verb)

    spread over a surface to conceal or protect

    "This paint covers well"

    Synonyms:
    brood, get over, embrace, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, overlay, continue, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, cut across, cut through, deal, shroud, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, traverse, pass over, comprehend, handle, cross, get across, cover up, insure

    Antonyms:
    expose, uncover

  30. shroud, enshroud, hide, cover(verb)

    cover as if with a shroud

    "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"

    Synonyms:
    cut through, veil, get over, hide out, embrace, brood, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, shroud, continue, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, cut across, blot out, deal, obscure, obliterate, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, conceal, traverse, pass over, comprehend, handle, overlay, cover, cross, get across, cover up, insure

    Antonyms:
    uncover, expose

  31. breed, cover(verb)

    copulate with a female, used especially of horses

    "The horse covers the mare"

    Synonyms:
    multiply, cut through, get over, embrace, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, shroud, continue, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, cut across, brood, deal, spawn, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, traverse, pass over, comprehend, handle, overlay, cover, cross, get across, engender, cover up, insure

    Antonyms:
    uncover, expose

  32. overlay, cover(verb)

    put something on top of something else

    "cover the meat with a lot of gravy"

    Synonyms:
    brood, get over, embrace, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, overlay, continue, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, cut across, overlie, cut through, deal, shroud, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, traverse, pass over, comprehend, handle, cover, cross, get across, cover up, insure

    Antonyms:
    uncover, expose

  33. cover(verb)

    play a higher card than the one previously played

    "Smith covered again"

    Synonyms:
    brood, get over, embrace, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, overlay, continue, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, cut across, cut through, deal, shroud, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, traverse, pass over, comprehend, handle, cross, get across, cover up, insure

    Antonyms:
    expose, uncover

  34. cover(verb)

    be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game

    Synonyms:
    brood, get over, embrace, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, overlay, continue, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, cut across, cut through, deal, shroud, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, traverse, pass over, comprehend, handle, cross, get across, cover up, insure

    Antonyms:
    uncover, expose

  35. brood, hatch, cover, incubate(verb)

    sit on (eggs)

    "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"

    Synonyms:
    dwell, brood, get over, embrace, insure, plow, hover, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, shroud, continue, stew, treat, hatch, incubate, report, extend, cut across, cut through, deal, loom, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, concoct, traverse, dream up, pout, pass over, grizzle, comprehend, handle, overlay, think of, cover, think up, cross, sulk, get across, wrap up, hide, bulk large, cover up, track

    Antonyms:
    expose, uncover

  36. cover, wrap up(verb)

    clothe, as if for protection from the elements

    "cover your head!"

    Synonyms:
    brood, get over, embrace, polish off, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, overlay, continue, roll up, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, cut across, finish up, cut through, deal, mop up, shroud, finish off, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, traverse, pass over, comprehend, handle, clear up, cover, cross, wrap, get across, get through, cover up, insure

    Antonyms:
    expose, uncover

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cover

    Hide is the general term, including all the rest, signifying to put out of sight or beyond ready observation or approach; a thing may be hidden by intention, by accident, or by the imperfection of the faculties of the one from whom it is hidden; in their games, children hide the slipper, or hide themselves from each other; a man unconsciously hides a picture from another by standing before it, or hides a thing from himself by laying something else over it. Even an unconscious object may hide another; as, a cloud hides the sun, or a building hides some part of the prospect by intervening between it and the observer's position. As an act of persons, to conceal is always intentional; one may hide his face in anger, grief, or abstraction; he conceals his face when he fears recognition. A house is hidden by foliage; the bird's nest is artfully concealed. Secrete is a stronger word than conceal, and is used chiefly of such material objects as may be separated from the person, or from their ordinary surroundings, and put in unlooked-for places; a man conceals a scar on his face, but does not secrete it; a thief secretes stolen goods; an officer may also be said to secrete himself to watch the thief. A thing is covered by putting something over or around it, whether by accident or design; it is screened by putting something before it, always with some purpose of protection from observation, inconvenience, attack, censure, etc. In the figurative use, a person may hide honorable feelings; he conceals an evil or hostile intent. Anything which is effectually covered and hidden under any mass or accumulation is buried. Money is buried in the ground; a body is buried in the sea; a paper is buried under other documents. Whatever is buried is hidden or concealed; but there are many ways of hiding or concealing a thing without burying it. So a person may be covered with wraps, and not buried under them. Bury may be used of any object, entomb and inter only of a dead body. Figuratively, one may be said to be buried in business, in study, etc. Compare IMMERSE; PALLIATE.

    Synonyms:
    bury, cloak, conceal, disguise, dissemble, entomb, hide, inter, mask, overwhelm, screen, secrete, suppress, veil

    Antonyms:
    admit, advertise, avow, betray, confess, disclose, discover, disinter, divulge, exhibit, exhume, expose, lay bare, lay open, make known, reveal, manifest, promulgate, publish, raise, show, tell, uncover, unmask, unveil

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cover(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    overspread

  2. cover(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    conceal, hide, secrete, cloak, veil, screen, shroud, mask, disguise

  3. cover(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    shield, shelter, protect, guard, defend

  4. cover(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    clothe, invest, envelop, inwrap, wrap up

  5. cover(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    put a covering on

  6. cover(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    comprehend, embrace, include, comprise, contain, embody

  7. cover(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    counterbalance, countervail, balance, compensate, make up for, be equal to

  8. cover(n.)

    Synonyms:
    covering, tegument, integument, capsule, case

  9. cover(n.)

    Synonyms:
    screen, veil, disguise, cloak

  10. cover(n.)

    Synonyms:
    shelter, protection, guard, defence, shield, safeguard

  11. cover(n.)

    Synonyms:
    plate, dish


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