Translation of "cover" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˈkʌv·ər/ us /ˈkʌv·ər/

A2 to put something over something else

They covered him with a blanket.
He covered his face with his hands.

B1 to form a layer on the surface of something

Snow covered the trees.

B1 to include or deal with a subject or piece of information

tratar, abarcar
The book covers European history from 1789–1914.

to travel a particular distance

We covered 300 miles in four days.

to be a particular size or area

The town covers an area of 15 square miles.

to report the news about a particular important event

She’s covering the election for BBC television.

Phrasal verb(s)

noun uk /ˈkʌv·ər/ us /ˈkʌv·ər/

B1 the outer part of a book, magazine, etc. that protects the pages

Her picture was on the cover of Vogue.

B1 something you put over something else, usually to protect it

funda, cubierta
an ironing board cover

(Translation of “cover” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈkavə/

to put or spread something on, over or in front of

They covered (up) the body with a sheet
My shoes are covered in paint.

to be enough to pay for

cubrir, llegar para
Will 10 dollars cover your expenses?

to travel

We covered forty miles in one day.

to stretch over a length of time etc

abarcar, comprender, tratar
His diary covered three years.

to protect

cubrir, proteger
Are we both covered by your car insurance?

to report on

informar acerca de
I’m covering the race for the local newspaper.

to point a gun at

I had him covered.
coverage /-ridʒ/ noun

the amount of protection given by insurance

insurance coverage.

the extent of the inclusion of items in a news report etc

reportaje, crónica, información, cobertura
The TV coverage of the Olympic Games was extensive.
covering noun

My car has a covering of dirt.
cover-girl noun

a girl pictured on a magazine cover.

modelo de portada (chica)
cover story noun (plural cover stories)

the main story in a magazine that goes with a picture on the front cover

noticia de primera página, titulares
The cover story is about the marriage of two celebrities.
cover-up noun

an attempt to hide or conceal (something illegal or dishonest)

a government cover-up.

(Translation of “cover” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)