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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In recent years, the emphasis has been on safeguarding what has already been uncovered rather than on making discoveries. John Hooper, WSJ, "Pompeii, Buried for Centuries, Yields New Finds," 9 Oct. 2018 According to a recently-uncovered medical case from 2015, one man may have died after eating one too many squirrels. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "A Man Contracted a Rare, Fatal Disease From Eating Squirrel Brains," 17 Oct. 2018 Arrange the rhubarb side by side on top of the frangipane, trimming off any bits that overhang the uncovered dough. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Be Ambitious This Thanksgiving: 3 Bold Recipes From One of L.A.’s Most Talked About Restaurants," 2 Nov. 2018 Her lips and the spots around her eyes were left uncovered, giving the actor an extra touch of terrifying. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Joey King Went as Voldemort for Halloween," 29 Oct. 2018 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

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First Known Use of uncovered

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uncovered was in the 14th century

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