Definition for COV'ER

COV'ER, n.

  1. Any thing which is laid, set or spread over another thing; as, the cover of a vessel; the cover of a bed.
  2. Any thing which veils or conceals; a screen; disguise; superficial appearance. Affected gravity may serve as a cover for a deceitful heart.
  3. Shelter; defense; protection. The troops fought under cover of the batteries.
  4. Concealment and protection. The army advanced under cover of the night.
  5. Shelter; retreat; in hunting.
  6. A plate set on the table.

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