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Meaning & Definition of Covering in English

English

Covering

/kəvərɪŋ/

noun

1. A natural object that covers or envelops

  • "Under a covering of dust"
  • "The fox was flushed from its cover"
    synonym:
  • covering
  • ,
  • natural covering
  • ,
  • cover

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

    synonym:
  • covering

3. The act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it

  • "The cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"
    synonym:
  • cover
  • ,
  • covering
  • ,
  • screening
  • ,
  • masking

4. The act of protecting something by covering it

    synonym:
  • covering

5. The work of applying something

  • "The doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"
  • "A complete bleach requires several applications"
  • "The surface was ready for a coating of paint"
    synonym:
  • application
  • ,
  • coating
  • ,
  • covering

Examples of using

This bride is covering her face with a veil.