Cape vs. Cover

Cape vs. Cover — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Cape and Cover

Capenoun

(geography) A piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into a sea or lake; a promontory; a headland.

Covernoun

A lid.

Capenoun

A sleeveless garment or part of a garment, hanging from the neck over the back, arms, and shoulders.

Covernoun

(uncountable) Area or situation which screens a person or thing from view.

The soldiers took cover behind a ruined building.

Capeverb

To incite or attract (a bull) to charge a certain direction, by waving a cape.

Covernoun

The front and back of a book, magazine, CD package, etc.

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Capeverb

(nautical) To head or point; to keep a course.

The ship capes southwest by south.

Covernoun

The top sheet of a bed.

Capeverb

To skin an animal, particularly a deer.

Covernoun

A cloth, usually fitted, placed over an item such as a car or sofa to protect it from dust, rain, etc. when not in use.

Capeverb

(uncommon) To wear a cape.

Covernoun

A cover charge.

There's a $15 cover tonight.
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Capeverb

(obsolete) To look for, search after.

Covernoun

A setting at a restaurant table or formal dinner.

We need to set another cover for the Smith party.

Capeverb

To gaze or stare.

The captain just caped mindlessly into the distance as his ship was hit by volley after volley.

Covernoun

(music) A new performance or rerecording of a previously recorded song; a cover version; a cover song.

Capenoun

a strip of land projecting into a body of water

Covernoun

(cricket) A fielding position on the off side, between point and mid off, about 30° forward of square; a fielder in this position.

Capenoun

a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter

Covernoun

(topology) A set (more often known as a family) of sets, whose union contains the given set.

The open intervals are a cover for the real numbers.

Covernoun

(philately) An envelope complete with stamps and postmarks etc.

Covernoun

(military) A solid object, including terrain, that provides protection from enemy fire.

Covernoun

(legal) In commercial law, a buyer’s purchase on the open market of goods similar or identical to the goods contracted for after a seller has breached a contract of sale by failure to deliver the goods contracted for.

Covernoun

(insurance) An insurance contract; coverage by an insurance contract.

Covernoun

(espionage) A persona maintained by a spy or undercover operative; cover story.

Covernoun

(dated) A swindler's confederate.

Covernoun

The portion of a slate, tile, or shingle that is hidden by the overlap of the course above.

Covernoun

In a steam engine, the lap of a slide valve.

Covernoun

(construction) The distance between reinforcing steel and the exterior of concrete.

Coveradjective

Of or pertaining to the front cover of a book or magazine.

Coveradjective

(music) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of cover versions.

Coververb

(transitive) To place something over or upon, as to conceal or protect.

He covered the baby with a blanket.When the pot comes to a boil, cover it and reduce the heat to medium.

Coververb

(transitive) To be over or upon, as to conceal or protect.

The blanket covered the baby.

Coververb

(transitive) To be upon all of, so as to completely conceal.

Regular hexagons can cover the plane.

Coververb

(transitive) To set upon all of, so as to completely conceal.

You can cover the plane with regular hexagons.

Coververb

To put on one's hat.

Coververb

(transitive) To invest (oneself with something); to bring upon (oneself).

The heroic soldier covered himself with glory.

Coververb

(of a publication) To discuss thoroughly; to provide coverage of.

The magazine covers such diverse topics as politics, news from the world of science, and the economy.

Coververb

To deal with or include someone or something.

Coververb

To be enough money for.

We've earned enough to cover most of our costs.Ten dollars should cover lunch.

Coververb

(intransitive) To act as a replacement.

I need to take off Tuesday. Can you cover for me?

Coververb

(transitive) To have as an assignment or responsibility.

Can you cover the morning shift tomorrow? I'll give you off next Monday instead.He is our salesman covering companies with headquarters in the northern provinces.

Coververb

(music) To make a cover version of (a song that was originally recorded by another artist).

Coververb

To protect using an aimed firearm and the threat of firing; or to protect using continuous, heaving fire at or in the direction of the enemy so as to force the enemy to remain in cover; or to threaten using an aimed firearm.

Coververb

To provide insurance coverage for.

Does my policy cover accidental loss?

Coververb

To copulate with (said of certain male animals such as dogs and horses).

I would like to have my bitch covered next spring.The stallion has not covered the mare yet.

Coververb

To protect or control (a piece or square).

In order to checkmate a king on the side of the board, the five squares adjacent to the king must all be covered.

Coververb

To extend over a given period of time or range, to occupy, to stretch over a given area.

Coververb

(sports) To defend a particular player or area.

Covernoun

a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something;

they crouched behind the screenunder cover of darkness

Covernoun

bedding that keeps a person warm in bed;

he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep

Covernoun

the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it;

the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft

Covernoun

the front and back covering of a book;

the book had a leather binding

Covernoun

a natural object that covers or envelops;

under a covering of dustthe fox was flushed from its cover

Covernoun

covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container);

he removed the top of the cartonhe couldn't get the top off of the bottleput the cover back on the kettle

Covernoun

fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations;

artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal

Covernoun

a fixed charge by a restaurant or night club over and above the charge for food and drink

Covernoun

a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else;

they made a cover of a Beatles' song

Covernoun

a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent);

her new name and passport are cover for her next assignment

Coververb

provide with a covering or cause to be covered;

cover her face with a handkerchiefcover the child with a blanketcover the grave with flowers

Coververb

form a cover over;

The grass covered the grave

Coververb

span an interval of distance, space or time;

The war extended over five yearsThe period covered the turn of the centuryMy land extends over the hills on the horizonThis farm covers some 200 acres

Coververb

provide for;

The grant doesn't cover my salary

Coververb

deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression;

This book deals with incestThe course covered all of Western CivilizationThe new book treats the history of China

Coververb

include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory;

This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgroundsthis should cover everyone in the group

Coververb

travel across or pass over;

The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day

Coververb

be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism;

Snow reported on China in the 1950'sThe cub reporter covered New York City

Coververb

hold within range of an aimed firearm

Coververb

to take an action to protect against future problems;

Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself

Coververb

hide from view or knowledge;

The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House

Coververb

protect or defend (a position in a game);

he covered left field

Coververb

maintain a check on; especially by patrolling;

The second officer covered the top floor

Coververb

protect by insurance;

The insurance won't cover this

Coververb

make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities;

he is compensating for being a bad father

Coververb

invest with a large or excessive amount of something;

She covered herself with glory

Coververb

help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities;

She is covering for our secretary who is ill this week

Coververb

be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of;

Is this enough to cover the check?

Coververb

spread over a surface to conceal or protect;

This paint covers well

Coververb

cover as if with a shroud;

The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery

Coververb

copulate with a female, used especially of horses;

The horse covers the mare

Coververb

put something on top of something else;

cover the meat with a lot of gravy

Coververb

play a higher card than the one previously played;

Smith covered again

Coververb

be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game

Coververb

sit on (eggs);

Birds broodThe female covers the eggs

Coververb

clothe, as if for protection from the elements;

cover your head!