English noun: covering
|1.||covering (object) a natural object that covers or envelops|
|Samples||Under a covering of dust.|
The fox was flushed from its cover.
|Synonyms||cover, 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|
|Samples||The cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft.|
|Synonyms||cover, masking, screening|
|Broader (hypernym)||concealing, concealment, hiding|
|4.||covering (act) the act of protecting something by covering it|
|Narrower (hyponym)||dressing, grooming|
|5.||covering (act) the work of applying something|
|Samples||The doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine.|
A complete bleach requires several applications.
The surface was ready for a coating of paint.
|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|