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COVERING, participle present tense Spreading over; laying over; concealing; vailing; clothing; wrapping; inclosing; protecting; disguising.


1. That which convers; any thing spread or laid over another, whether for security or concealment.

Noah removed the covering of the ark. Genesis 8:13.

He spread a cloud for a covering Psalms 105:39.

Destruction hath no covering Job 26:6.

2. A cover; a lid.

Every open vessel that hath no covering Numbers 19:15.

3. Clothing; raiment; garments; dress.

They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that they have no covering in the cold. Job 24:7.