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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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