cover-n; 9 Senses

Sense Number 1: fabric cloths that lay on top, e.g., bedclothes

Commentary: COVER[+artifact][+fabric][+top][+flat][+sheet/+tablecloth/+duvet]

The child pulled the covers up to his chin on the cold night.
The maid smoothed the cover on the bed and plumped up the pillows.
A cover was spread over the picnic table and then the food was laid out.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 2: anything that functions to shelter or conceal protectively

Commentary: COVER[+structure][+shelter][+natural/+manmade] [+relation][+function][+protect][+shelter/+conceal]

The rabbit ran for cover under the bushes.
We waited under the cover of the hotel awning until the rain stopped.
We put a cover over the lowered mainsail to protect it from sunlight.
The child tore the paper cover off his popsicle and bit into it.
As the sirens started, people sought cover in designated air raid shelters.
The commandos snuck up to the compound under cover of darkness.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 3: an action that protectively shields

Commentary: COVER[+action][+protective][+shielding]
NOTE: implies an agent who is performing the cover

The ground troops called up for more air cover during the battle.
The artillery gave good cover for the troops to advance towards the enemy.
The hen gave cover to her chicks by sweeping her wing over them.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 7

Sense Number 4: the outside casing of a publication, e.g., book

Commentary: COVER[+artifact][+casing][+outside][+front][+publication][+book/+magazine/+newspaper]

He wrote his autograph on the inside cover of the book.
She was on the cover of two news magazines last week.
The tunnel accident was the cover story in today's newspaper. (figurative extension)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: a lid or top of a container

Commentary: COVER[+artifact][+lid][+jar/+hole]

John tightly tamped down the cover on the paint can.
The work crew had removed the manhole cover to examine the pipes.
I can't unscrew the cover of this pickle jar.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 6: a fixed entrance fee to a club or venue

Commentary: COVER[+quantity][+money][+fee][+fixed][+entrance]

We didn't realize there was a cover to get into the night club.
This bar only charges a cover on the nights when they have live music.
How much is the cover at that club?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 7: a famous song reissued on a new recording

Commentary: COVER[+recording][+song][+famous][+reissued]

They used an early Beatles hit as the cover for their new album.
John liked the cover band at the concert last night. (play hits of well-known groups)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9

Sense Number 8: an intentionally misleading or hidden identity

Commentary: COVER[+state][+semblance][+false][+intentional]

The spy went into deep cover for years, posing as a local librarian.
They discovered that the charity was a cover for channeling money to terrorists.
The project was a cover for intelligence operations.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 10

Sense Number 9: a percentage of land covered in vegetation

Commentary: COVER[+quantity][+percentage][+land][+growth][+vegetation]
NOTE: a concept in ecology
NOTE: usually in the singular
NOTE: refers to an amount of natural growth

Biologists are concerned about the diminished cover of jungle canopy in Brazil.
Grass cover in New England marshes has receded markedly this year.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2e