Definition of uncover
2 : to expose to view by removing some covering
3a : to take the cover fromb : to remove the hat from <uncovered his head>
4 : to deprive of protection
1 : to remove a cover or covering
2 : to take off the hat as a token of respect
Examples of uncover in a sentence
Police uncovered a criminal plot.
Archaeologists uncovered the ruins of an ancient city.
First Known Use of uncover
UNCOVER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of uncover for English Language Learners
: to remove a cover from (something)
: to find or become aware of (something that was hidden or secret)
: to allow (something) to be seen by removing a covering
UNCOVER Defined for Kids
Definition of uncover for Students
1 : to make known usually by investigation <Police uncovered a crime.>
2 : to make visible by removing some covering <We shoveled away the dirt to uncover the treasure.>
3 : to remove the cover from <He uncovered the pot.>
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