Associations to the word «Covering»


COVERING, noun. (countable) That which covers something.
COVERING, noun. (uncountable) Action of the verb to cover.
COVERING, verb. Present participle of cover
COVERING FIRE, noun. (military) supporting fire, small arms fire directed at an enemy to prevent them firing elsewhere.
COVERING LETTER, noun. (British) A cover letter.
COVERING LETTERS, noun. Plural of covering letter
COVERING NUMBER, noun. (graph theory) The number of vertices in a minimum vertex cover of a graph, often denoted as \(\tau = \tau(G)\).
COVERING SICKNESS, noun. A disease of equids, caused by Trypanosoma equiperdum and spread through sexual intercourse.
COVERING SPACE, noun. (mathematics) A map from a topological space onto another by local homeomorphisms of disjoint preimages.
COVERING SPACE, noun. (mathematics) (informal) The space so mapped.
COVERING SPACES, noun. Plural of covering space

Dictionary definition

COVERING, noun. A natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover".
COVERING, noun. An artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it).
COVERING, noun. The act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft".
COVERING, noun. The act of protecting something by covering it.
COVERING, noun. The work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";.

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King