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English definition of “cover”

cover

noun (SOMETHING PLACED OVER)    /ˈkʌv.ər/ US  //
B1 [C] something that is put on or over something else, usually to protect it, to keep something in, etc.: I keep my computer printer under a protective plastic cover. Remove the packaging and pierce the film cover before microwaving.Coverings and layers B1 [C] the stiff outside part of a book or magazine, usually made of thick paper or cardboard: Who should we put on the cover of the magazine this month? Paperback books have soft covers.Books and parts of books read sth from cover to cover to read a book, magazine, etc. all the way through from the beginning to the endComplete and wholeVery and extreme [C] Indian English an envelope send sth under plain/separate cover formal to send something in a plain/separate envelopeThe postal system covers [plural] the blankets, sheets, etc. on a bed: Martha threw back the covers and bounced out of bed.Bed linen and covers
(Definition of cover noun (SOMETHING PLACED OVER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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