un·​cov·​ered | \ən-ˈkə-vərd \

Definition of uncovered 

: not covered: such as

a : not supplied with a covering

b : not covered by insurance or included in a social insurance or welfare program

c : not covered by collateral an uncovered note

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Synonyms & Antonyms for uncovered


bald, bare, denuded, exposed, naked, open, peeled, stripped



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Examples of uncovered in a Sentence

the famed snows of Mount Kilimanjaro are receding, leaving behind much uncovered ground

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Remember that guy who tried hauling a unwieldy, uncovered mishmash of chairs, tables, and file cabinets in his pickup truck down Interstate 91? Alana Levene, BostonGlobe.com, "Man tries hauling uncovered cargo mass in truck for second time in a week," 26 June 2018 A few hundred supporters, paying about a dollar a ticket, filled the uncovered concrete bleachers along one side of the field. James Montague, New York Times, "Leading Serbia at World Cup, Nemanja Matic Has One Foot Rooted at Home," 22 June 2018 Teams of specialists in financial planning, estate planning, investment management, tax planning and other disciplines mean that each specialist gets a voice and no subject is left uncovered. Jessica Levy, Cincinnati.com, "Truepoint Wealth Counsel prices peace of mind to employees and clients alike," 8 June 2018 For a softer bean, cover while simmering; for a firmer bean, simmer uncovered. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Get the most love from your chickpeas," 2 Mar. 2018 Freshen up your kitchen by combining these ingredients into a container or pan, and heat on the stove top or in an uncovered slow cooker. Alexandra Mitchell, Country Living, "8 DIY Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Spring All Year Long," 11 May 2015 Despite the several appearances throughout the years, not much is known about the uncovered sloop in York. Alex Horton, Washington Post, "Nor’easter winds reveal a surprising beach discovery: The remains of a Revolutionary War-era ship," 5 Mar. 2018 Searches of his apartment and basement storage unit uncovered guns, ammunition, and marijuana, officials said. Laura Crimaldi, BostonGlobe.com, "Jury selection underway in trial of former BPS dean accused of shooting student over drug sales," 16 May 2018 Many of the uncovered seats that sell for hundreds are empty as fans opted to cram under awnings and overhangs. Thom Craver, CBS News, "Rain becomes a factor at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby," 5 May 2018

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First Known Use of uncovered

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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