Definitions for: Covering

[n] the work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";
[n] the act of protecting something by covering it
[n] the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"
[n] an artifact that cover something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
[n] a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
[adj] actively protective; "provided covering fire for the platoon that was moving up"
[adj] above or covering a wide area; "the covering darkness"; "shadow of the overhanging crag"; "the dark overspreading clouds"

Webster (1913) Definition: Cov"er*ing, n.
Anything which covers or conceals, as a roof, a screen, a
wrapper, clothing, etc.

Noah removed the covering of the ark. --Gen. viii.

They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that
they have no covering in the cold. --Job. xxiv.

A covering over the well's mouth. --2 Sam. xvii.

Synonyms: application, broad, coating, cover, cover, masking, natural covering, overhanging, overspreading, protective, screening, shielding, wide

See Also: anointing, anointment, apparel, artefact, article of clothing, artifact, artificial skin, bark, blanket, body covering, bootleg, bubble, canopy, case, casing, chafing gear, cloak, cloth covering, clothes, clothing, coat, coating, concealing, concealment, concealment, cover, cover plate, covert, crust, daubing, dressing, earmuff, eggshell, encrustation, envelope, exhaust hood, facing, fig leaf, finger, flap, floor covering, floorcover, floral envelope, folder, foliation, footgear, footwear, fumigation, galvanisation, galvanization, grooming, hiding, hood, imbrication, incrustation, indusium, instep, integument, lapping, lining, lubrication, mantle, manual labor, manual labour, mask, mercy seat, natural object, overlapping, paddlebox, painting, paperhanging, papering, pavage, paving, perianth, pericarp, peridium, planking, plastering, plating, protection, protection, protective cover, protective covering, sac, scale, screen, scumble, seed vessel, sheath, shell, slough, snowcap, spraying, swathing, test, theca, thumb, tiling, tinning, tin-plating, toe, top, upholstery, vesture, vesture, waxing, wear, wearing apparel, wrap, wrapper, wrapping

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