cov·​er·​age ˈkəv-rij How to pronounce coverage (audio)
: something that covers: such as
: inclusion within the scope of an insurance policy or protective plan : insurance
: the amount available to meet liabilities
: inclusion within the scope of discussion or reporting
the news coverage of the trial
: the total group covered : scope: such as
: all the risks covered by the terms of an insurance contract
: the number or percentage of persons reached by a communications medium
: the act or fact of covering

Examples of coverage in a Sentence

The issue is not getting much coverage in the mainstream press. There was massive TV coverage of the funeral. For more complete coverage of this issue, see Chapter Six. The book gives full coverage to the history of the word.
Recent Examples on the Web Wood asked why the department had not yet introduced another part of its strategy that would allow companies to incorporate the cost of insuring their own policies in the state into rates that people pay for coverage. Stephen Hobbs, Sacramento Bee, 16 May 2024 Temperatures may rise to the upper 60s to low 70s Wednesday afternoon, though sunshine will be scarce due to precipitation and heavy cloud coverage. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 15 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for coverage 

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of coverage was in 1912

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Cite this Entry

“Coverage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


cov·​er·​age ˈkəv-(ə-)rij How to pronounce coverage (audio)
: the act or fact of covering or something that covers
insurance coverage
news coverage
: the number or amount covered : scope

Legal Definition


cov·​er·​age ˈkə-və-rij How to pronounce coverage (audio)
: protection or indemnification by an insurance policy
the policy provides extensive coverage against burglary
: a risk assumed by the terms of an insurance contract
the policy lists four coverages: liability, medical payments, uninsured motorists, and physical damage

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