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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Covet  \Cov"et\  (k?v"?t),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Covered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Coveting}.]  [OF.  coveitier  covoitier  F.  convoiter 
  from  a  derivative  fr  L.  cupere  to  desire;  cf  Skr.  kup  to 
  become  excited.  Cf  {Cupidity}.] 
  1.  To  wish  for  with  eagerness;  to  desire  possession  of  -- 
  used  in  a  good  sense 
  Covet  earnestly  the  best  gifts.  --1.  Cor. 
  xxii.  31. 
  If  it  be  a  sin  to  covet  honor,  I  am  the  most 
  offending  soul  alive.  --Shak. 
  2.  To  long  for  inordinately  or  unlawfully;  to  hanker  after 
  (something  forbidden). 
  Thou  shalt  not  covet  thy  neighbor's  house.  --Ex.  xx 
  Syn:  To  long  for  desire;  hanker  after  crave. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Cover  \Cov"er\  (k?v"?r),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Covered}  (-?rd); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Covering}.]  [OF.  covrir  F.  couvrir  fr  L. 
  cooperire  co-  +  operire  to  cover;  probably  fr  ob  towards, 
  over  +  the  root  appearing  in  aperire  to  open  Cf  {Aperient}, 
  {Overt},  {Curfew}.] 
  1.  To  overspread  the  surface  of  (one  thing)  with  another;  as 
  to  cover  wood  with  paint  or  lacquer;  to  cover  a  table  with 
  a  cloth. 
  2.  To  envelop;  to  clothe,  as  with  a  mantle  or  cloak. 
  And  with  the  majesty  of  darkness  round  Covers  his 
  throne.  --Milton. 
  All  that  beauty  than  doth  cover  thee.  --Shak. 
  3.  To  invest  (one's  self  with  something);  to  bring  upon 
  (one's  self);  as  he  covered  himself  with  glory. 
  The  powers  that  covered  themselves  with  everlasting 
  infamy  by  the  partition  of  Poland.  --Brougham. 
  4.  To  hide  sight;  to  conceal;  to  cloak;  as  the  enemy  were 
  covered  from  our  sight  by  the  woods. 
  A  cloud  covered  the  mount.  --Exod.  xxiv. 
  In  vain  shou  striv'st  to  cover  shame  with  shame. 
  5.  To  brood  or  sit  on  to  incubate. 
  While  the  hen  is  covering  her  eggs,  the  male  .  .  . 
  diverts  her  with  his  songs.  --Addison. 
  6.  To  overwhelm;  to  spread  over 
  The  waters  returned  and  covered  the  chariots  and  the 
  horsemen.  --Ex.  xiv.  28. 
  7.  To  shelter,  as  from  evil  or  danger;  to  protect;  to  defend; 
  as  the  cavalry  covered  the  retreat. 
  His  calm  and  blameless  life  Does  with  substantial 
  blessedness  abound,  And  the  soft  wings  of  peace 
  cover  him  round.  --Cowley. 
  8.  To  remove  from  remembrance;  to  put  away  to  remit. 
  ``Blessed  is  he  whose  is  covered.''  --Ps.  xxxii  1. 
  9.  To  extend  over  to  be  sufficient  for  to  comprehend, 
  include,  or  embrace;  to  account  for  or  solve;  to 
  counterbalance;  as  a  mortgage  which  fully  covers  a  sum 
  loaned  on  it  a  law  which  covers  all  possible  cases  of  a 
  crime;  receipts  than  do  not  cover  expenses. 
  10.  To  put  the  usual  covering  or  headdress  on 
  Cover  thy  head  .  .  .;  nay,  prithee,  be  covered. 
  11.  To  copulate  with  (a  female);  to  serve;  as  a  horse  covers 
  a  mare;  --  said  of  the  male. 
  {To  cover} 
  {ground  or  distance},  to  pass  over  as  the  rider  covered  the 
  ground  in  an  hour. 
  {To  cover  one's  short  contracts}  (Stock  Exchange),  to  buy 
  stock  when  the  market  rises,  as  a  dealer  who  has  sold 
  short  does  in  order  to  protect  himself. 
  {Covering  party}  (Mil.),  a  detachment  of  troops  sent  for  the 
  protection  of  another  detachment,  as  of  men  working  in  the 
  {To  cover  into},  to  transfer  to  as  to  cover  into  the 
  Syn:  To  shelter;  screen;  shield;  hide;  overspread. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Covered  \Cov"ered\  (k?v"?rd),  a. 
  Under  cover;  screened;  sheltered;  not  exposed;  hidden. 
  {Covered  way}  (Fort.),  a  corridor  or  banquette  along  the  top 
  of  the  counterscarp  and  covered  by  an  embankment  whose 
  slope  forms  the  glacis.  It  gives  the  garrison  an  open  line 
  of  communication  around  the  works  and  a  standing  place 
  beyond  the  ditch.  See  Illust.  of  {Ravelin}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  overlaid  or  spread  or  topped  with  or  enclosed  within 
  something  sometimes  used  as  a  combining  form  "women 
  with  covered  faces";  "covered  wagons";  "a  covered 
  balcony";  "snow-covered  fields"  [ant:  {uncovered}] 
  2:  having  the  head  and  face  covered;  "the  bride's  veiled  head"; 
  "veiled  Muslim  women" 

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