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covering

noun cov·er·ing \ ˈkəv-riŋ , ˈkə-və- \
|Updated on: 9 Jun 2018

Definition of covering

: something that covers or conceals

Examples of covering in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of covering

14th century

in the meaning defined above

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covering

adjective

Definition of covering

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

First Known Use of covering

1887

in the meaning defined above

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COVERING Defined for English Language Learners

covering

Definition of covering for English Language Learners

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


COVERING Defined for Kids

covering

noun cov·er·ing \ ˈkə-və-riŋ , ˈkəv-ring \

Definition of covering for Students

: something that shelters, protects, or conceals


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