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English noun: covering

1. covering (object) a natural object that covers or envelops

SamplesUnder a covering of dust.
The fox was flushed from its cover.

Synonymscover, natural covering

Broader (hypernym)natural object

Narrower (hyponym)bark, blanket, body covering, cap, case, chlamys, crust, eggshell, encrustation, envelope, floral envelope, hood, incrustation, indument, indumentum, indusium, integument, mantle, perianth, pericarp, peridium, perigone, perigonium, roof, sac, scale, seed vessel, sheath, shell, shell, shell, skim, slough, snowcap, test, theca, vesture

2. covering (artifact) an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact

Narrower (hyponym)article of clothing, artificial skin, bootleg, bubble, canopy, casing, chafing gear, cloak, cloth covering, clothing, coat, coating, concealment, cover, cover, cover plate, covert, drape, earmuff, exhaust hood, fig leaf, finger, flap, floor cover, floor covering, folder, footgear, footwear, habiliment, hood, hood, imbrication, instep, lapping, mask, matting, mercy seat, overlapping, paddle box, paddle-box, planking, protection, protective cover, protective covering, screen, swathing, thumb, toe, top, upholstery, vesture, wear, wearable, wrap, wrapper, wrapping

3. covering (act) the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it

SamplesThe cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft.

Synonymscover, masking, screening

Broader (hypernym)concealing, concealment, hiding

4. covering (act) the act of protecting something by covering it

Broader (hypernym)protection

Narrower (hyponym)dressing, grooming

5. covering (act) the work of applying something

SamplesThe doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine.
A complete bleach requires several applications.
The surface was ready for a coating of paint.

Synonymsapplication, coating

Broader (hypernym)manual labor, manual labour

Narrower (hyponym)anointing, anointment, daubing, facing, foliation, fumigation, galvanisation, galvanization, lining, lubrication, painting, paperhanging, papering, pavage, paving, plastering, plating, scumble, spraying, tiling, tin-plating, tinning, tinning, waxing

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