Share this entry

Share this page


Pronunciation: /ˈkʌvə(r)/

Translation of cover in German:


  • 1 (piece of cloth) Decke, die; (of cushion, bed) Bezug, der; (lid) Deckel, der; (of hole, engine, typewriter, etc.) Abdeckung, die
  • 3[send sth] under separate cover [etw.] mit getrennter Post [schicken]
  • 4take cover [from sth] Schutz [vor etw. (Dat.)] suchen under cover (from rain) überdacht


  • 1 bedecken; beziehen [Sessel, Kissen]; zudecken [Pfanne] the roses are covered with greenfly die Rosen sind voller Blattläuse
  • 3 [Journ.] berichten über (+ Akk.)

Phrasal verbs

cover ˈup

v.t. zudecken; [fig.], vertuschen
v.i. cover up for sb jmdn. decken

Definition of cover in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day colloquy
Pronunciation: ˈkäləˌkwē
a conversation