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Cover
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Cover as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

2 April 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 83 answers for the crossword clue 'Cover', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Cover a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Cover as an answer itself some 199 times.

Cover is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Monday, 05 April 2021 with the answer being LID, we also found LID to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • The act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"
  • Fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations; "artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal"
  • A false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent); "her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment"
  • The protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book; "the book had a leather binding"
  • A recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else; "they made a cover of a Beatles' song"
  • Bedding that keeps a person warm in bed; "he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"
  • 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"
  • A natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
  • 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"
  • Hold within range of an aimed firearm
  • Protect or defend (a position in a game); "he covered left field"
  • Be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game
  • Form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave"
  • Put something on top of something else; "cover the meat with a lot of gravy"
  • Cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"
  • Spread over a surface to conceal or protect; "This paint covers well"
  • Help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities; "She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week"
  • Invest with a large or excessive amount of something; "She covered herself with glory"
  • 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"
  • Clothe, as if for protection from the elements; "cover your head!"
  • Protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this"
  • Play a higher card than the one previously played; "Smith covered again"
  • Hide from view or knowledge; "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House"
  • Be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of; "Is this enough to cover the check?"
  • A fixed charge by a restaurant or nightclub over and above the charge for food and drink
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • Copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare"
  • 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"
  • Sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
  • Maintain a check on; especially by patrolling; "The second officer covered the top floor"
  • Travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
  • To take an action to protect against future problems; "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself"
  • 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"
  • Make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"
  • Provide for; "The grant doesn't cover my salary"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

CAP
A tight-fitting headdress

LAG
The act of slowing down or falling behind

LID
Either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye; "his lids would stay open no longer"

TOP
A canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance; "he was afraid of a fire in the circus tent"; "they had the big top up in less than an hour"

4 Letters

BACK
A support that you can lean against while sitting; "the back of the dental chair was adjustable"

COAT
A thin layer covering something; "a second coat of paint"

DEAL
The act of apportioning or distributing something; "the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions"

GIRL
A youthful female person; "the baby was a girl"; "the girls were just learning to ride a tricycle"

HIDE
Body covering of a living animal

PLOW
Move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil; "The ship plowed through the water"

SPAN
A structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.

VEIL
A garment that covers the head and face

WRAP
Cloak that is folded or wrapped around a person

5 Letters

ALIAS
As known or named at another time or place; "Mr. Smith, alias Mr. Lafayette"

ALIBI
(law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question

BREED
A special type; "Google represents a new breed of entrepreneurs"

BROOD
The young of an animal cared for at one time

CLOAK
A loose outer garment

CROSS
(genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids

DRAPE
Hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)

FROST
Decorate with frosting; "frost a cake"

HATCH
A movable barrier covering a hatchway

INTER
Place in a grave or tomb; "Stalin was buried behind the Kremlin wall on Red Square"; "The pharaohs were entombed in the pyramids"; "My grandfather was laid to rest last Sunday"

TRACK
Carry on the feet and deposit; "track mud into the house"

TREAT
An occurrence that causes special pleasure or delight

UNDER
Lower in rank, power, or authority; "an under secretary"

6 Letters

CASING
The enclosing frame around a door or window opening; "the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced"

CLOTHE
Provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"

COVERT
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"

DEFRAY
Bear the expenses of

ENCASE
Enclose in, or as if in, a case; "my feet were encased in mud"

EXTEND
Continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"

HANDLE
The appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"

INSURE
Be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"

PAYFOR
Have as a guest; "I invited them to a restaurant"

REPORT
A short account of the news; "the report of his speech"; "the story was on the 11 o'clock news"; "the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"

SCREEN
Examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"

SHEATH
A dress suitable for formal occasions

SHROUD
Burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped

WRAPUP
Clothe, as if for protection from the elements; "cover your head!"

7 Letters

ADDRESS
The stance assumed by a golfer in preparation for hitting a golf ball

BINDING
The protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book; "the book had a leather binding"

BLANKET
A layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor

CONCEAL
Prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money"

COVERUP
Hide from view or knowledge; "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House"

EMBRACE
A close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"

ENVELOP
Enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering; "Fog enveloped the house"

GETOVER
Get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"

INCLUDE
Add as part of something else; put in as part of a set, group, or category; "We must include this chemical element in the group"

MASKING
The act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"

OVERLAY
A layer of decorative material (such as gold leaf or wood veneer) applied over a surface

OVERLIE
Lie upon; lie on top of; "the granite overlies the older rocks"

SHEATHE
Cover with a protective sheathing; "sheathe her face"

SHELTER
A structure that provides privacy and protection from danger

WRAPPER
A loose dressing gown for women

8 Letters

CONTINUE
Continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"

COVERING
The act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"

DISGUISE
The act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance; "he is a master of disguise"

ENSHROUD
Cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"

ENVELOPE
The bag containing the gas in a balloon

INCUBATE
Sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"

PASSOVER
Rub with a circular motion; "wipe the blackboard"; "He passed his hands over the soft cloth"

PRETENSE
An artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"

TRAVERSE
Travel across

9 Letters

BEDSPREAD
Decorative cover for a bed

COVERSONG
A recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else; "they made a cover of a Beatles' song"

CUTACROSS
Be contrary to ordinary procedure or limitations; "Opinions on bombing the Serbs cut across party lines"

ENCOMPASS
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"

GETACROSS
Become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions; "It dawned on him that she had betrayed him"; "she was penetrated with sorrow"

INSURANCE
Written contract or certificate of insurance; "you should have read the small print on your policy"

SCREENING
Testing objects or persons in order to identify those with particular characteristics

10 Letters

COMPENSATE
Make payment to; compensate; "My efforts were not remunerated"

COMPREHEND
Get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

CUTTHROUGH
Travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

SPREADOVER
Form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave"

UNDERWRITE
Protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this"

11 Letters

BOOKBINDING
The craft of binding books

CONCEALMENT
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"

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

12 Letters

COVERINGFIRE
Fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations; "artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal"

COVERVERSION
A recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else; "they made a cover of a Beatles' song"

14 Letters

OVERCOMPENSATE
Make excessive corrections for fear of making an error

15 Letters

NATURALCOVERING
A natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"

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