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(Cov`e*nan*tee") n. (Law) The person in whose favor a covenant is made.
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.
Covent Garden, a large square in London, so called because originally it was the garden of a monastery.
(Cov"ent) n. [OF. covent, F. couvent. See Convent.] A convent or monastery. [Obs.] Bale.
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
(Cov"en*try) n. A town in the county of Warwick, England.
(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.