(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Something placed over another
1. covering, cover; superposition, superimposition; packaging; eclipse.
2. roof, ceiling, canopy, awning, tent, pavilion, marquee; umbrella, parasol, sunshade; veil, shade, visor; hood, dome (see convexity); shelter, shield, defense; cover, lid, pop- or screw-top; clothing. See concealment, building.
3. bedclothes, bedding, coverlet, bedspread, comforter, duvet, quilt; counterpane, sheet, blanket, pillowcase; flooring, floor covering, linoleum, tiling; rug, carpet, tapestry, drugget; upholstery, drapery; tarpaulin, canvas; pavement, macadam, asphalt, blacktop, tar.
4. housing; plating, coating, layer; bandage, wrapper, wrapping, gift-wrap, plastic wrap, waxed paper, aluminum or tin foil.
5. peel, crust, bark, rind, cortex, hull, husk, carapace, shell, nutshell, coat, jacket; capsule, house; scab; sheath, sheathing, sleeve; pod; casing, case;
envelope, vesicle.
6. (coating layer) overlay, film; veneer, facing; pavement; scale, layer;coating, paint (See painting); masking tape; varnish; incrustation, ground; whitewash, plaster, stucco, compo; siding; lining; cerement.
7. (animal covering) integument; skin, pellicle, fleece, feathers, fell, fur, hide; pelt, peltry; cuticle; epidermis.
Verbs — cover, mask; superpose, superimpose; overlay, overspread; drape; wrap, encase, do up, package; face, case, veneer, pave, paper; tip, cap; carpet, floor; pave, [re]surface, macadamize; upholster, drape; coat, paint, varnish, incrust, stucco, dab, plaster, tar; wash; besmear, smear; bedaub, daub; anoint, do over; veil; glaze, gild, plate, japan, lacquer, enamel, whitewash; overlie, overarch, overlap, overhang; conceal; insulate.
1. covering; cutaneous, dermal, epidermal, cortical, cuticular, tegumentary, skinlike, skinny, scaly, squamous.
2. covered, imbricated; gold-, silver-, armor-(etc.)plated, ironclad; upholstered; overlapping, overlying, superimposed; under cover (see concealment).
Prepositions — on, upon, over, above.
Antonyms, see divestment.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. top, shelter, integument, housing; see cover 1 .

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