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1covering

noun cov·er·ing \ˈkəv-riŋ, ˈkə-və-\

: an object or substance that goes over or on top of something especially in order to hide or protect it

Full Definition of COVERING

:  something that covers or conceals

Examples of COVERING

  1. <with the commotion on the dance floor as a covering, we were able to slip out undetected>
  2. <the plastic coverings on lamp shades should be removed>

First Known Use of COVERING

14th century

2covering

adjective

Definition of COVERING

:  containing explanation of or additional information about an accompanying communication <a covering letter>

First Known Use of COVERING

1887

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