Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

coverage

play
noun cov·er·age \ˈkəv-rij, ˈkə-və-\

Simple Definition of coverage

  • : the activity of reporting about an event or subject in newspapers, on television news programs, etc.

  • : discussion of a subject in a book, class, etc.

  • : the financial protection that is provided by an insurance policy

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of coverage

  1. 1 :  something that covers: as a :  inclusion within the scope of an insurance policy or protective plan :  insurance b :  the amount available to meet liabilities c :  inclusion within the scope of discussion or reporting <the news coverage of the trial>

  2. 2 :  the total group covered :  scope: as a :  all the risks covered by the terms of an insurance contract b :  the number or percentage of persons reached by a communications medium

  3. 3 :  the act or fact of covering

Examples of coverage in a sentence

  1. The issue is not getting much coverage in the mainstream press.

  2. There was massive TV coverage of the funeral.

  3. For more complete coverage of this issue, see Chapter Six.

  4. The book gives full coverage to the history of the word.



1912

First Known Use of coverage

1912



COVERAGE Defined for Kids

coverage

play
noun cov·er·age \ˈkə-və-rij, ˈkəv-rij\

Definition of coverage for Students

  1. 1 :  insurance against something <fire coverage>

  2. 2 :  the value or amount of insurance <a thousand dollars' coverage>

  3. 3 :  treatment of an event or subject <The local radio station has good sports coverage.>




Law Dictionary

coverage

play
noun cov·er·age \ˈkə-və-rij\

Legal Definition of coverage

  1. 1 :  protection or indemnification by an insurance policy <the policy provides extensive coverage against burglary>

  2. 2 :  a risk assumed by the terms of an insurance contract <the policy lists four coverages: liability, medical payments, uninsured motorists, and physical damage>





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up coverage? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to take off or remove

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

philistine lazy melancholy frenetic
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ