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cover

noun
 
 
/ˈkʌvər/
BOOK [C] B1 the outer part of a book, magazine, etc, that protects the pages: Her picture was on the cover of 'Vogue' magazine.Lids, covers and stoppersBooks and parts of booksProtection and protectorsEnvironmental issues
PROTECTION [C] B1 something you put over something else, usually to protect it: an ironing board cover a lens coverLids, covers and stoppersDefending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and savingProtection and protectorsEnvironmental issues
FINANCIAL [U] financial protection so that you get money if something bad happens: The policy provides £50,000 accidental damage cover.InsuranceProtection and protectorsEnvironmental issues
FROM WEATHER/ATTACK [U] protection from bad weather or an attack: They took cover under some trees until the rain stopped.Safe and enclosed spacesProtection and protectorsEnvironmental issues
FOR ILLEGAL ACTIVITY [C] something used to hide a secret or illegal activity: The club is used as a cover for a gang of car thieves.Secrecy and privacy
(Definition of cover noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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