Covent Garden, a large square in London, so called because originally it was the garden of a monastery.

(Cov"en*try) n. A town in the county of Warwick, England.

To send to Coventry, to exclude from society; to shut out from social intercourse, as for ungentlemanly conduct.Coventry blue, blue thread of a superior dye, made at Coventry, England, and used for embroidery.

(Cov"er) 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.

All that beauty than doth cover thee.

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.

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. 15.

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.

6. To overwhelm; to spread over.

The waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen.
Ex. xiv. 28.

Covenantee to Cow

(Cov`e*nan*tee") n. (Law) The person in whose favor a covenant is made.

(Cov"e*nant*er) n.

1. One who makes a covenant.

2. (Eccl. Hist.) One who subscribed and defended the "Solemn League and Covenant." See Covenant.

(Cov"e*nant*ing), a. Belonging to a covenant. Specifically, belonging to the Scotch Covenanters.

Be they covenanting traitors,
Or the brood of false Argyle?

(Cov"e*nant*or`) n. (Law) The party who makes a covenant. Burrill.

(Cov"e*nous) a. See Covinous, and Covin.

(Cov"ent) n. [OF. covent, F. couvent. See Convent.] A convent or monastery. [Obs.] Bale.

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