under separate cover

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of under separate cover

: in a separate envelope
  • The manuscript is being sent to you under separate cover.

Word by Word Definitions

under play
  1. : in or into a position below or beneath something

  2. : below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

  3. : in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. : below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

  2. : subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

  3. : receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. : lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side

  2. : facing or protruding downward

  3. : lower in rank or authority : subordinate

separate play
  1. : to set or keep apart : disconnect, sever

  2. : to make a distinction between : discriminate, distinguish

  3. : sort

  1. : set or kept apart : detached

  2. : solitary, secluded

  3. : immaterial, disembodied

  1. : offprint

  2. : an article of dress designed to be worn interchangeably with others to form various costume combinations

cover play
  1. : to guard from attack

  2. : to have within the range of one's guns : command

  3. : to hold within range of an aimed firearm

  1. : something that protects, shelters, or guards: such as

  2. : natural shelter for an animal

  3. : a position or situation affording protection from enemy fire


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