Definition of COVER

a piece placed over an open container to hold in, protect, or conceal its contents <where's the cover for the cookie jar?>
Synonyms cap, lid, top
means or method of defending <provided cover while their comrades ran for safety>
Near Antonyms aggression, assault, attack, offense (or offence), offensive
something that encloses another thing especially to protect it <put the restaurant menus in clear plastic covers so that they would last longer>
a person or thing that takes the place of another <people may only skip their shifts if they find a cover for themselves first>
a raised covering over something for decoration or protection <all of the exhibits at the fair are under cover, so the weather won't be a factor>
something that covers or conceals like a piece of cloth <under cover of friendship the con man insinuated himself in the lives of the unsuspecting couple>

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