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Dictionary Definition

covered adj
1 overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form; "women with covered faces"; "covered wagons"; "a covered balcony" [ant: uncovered]
2 having the head and face covered; "the bride's veiled head"; "veiled Muslim women"

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /kʌvɜːd/


  1. Overlaid with or enclosed within something.
  2. Having more money available for betting than another.
    John has $100 on the table, while Jill only has $75. John has Jill covered.


overlaid or enclosed within something



  1. past of cover


simple past and past participle of to cover
  • Albanian: I Mbuluar
  • Italian: coperto

Extensive Definition

Covered is used in reference to a musical recording presented under the guise of a false title and artist.
This activity is primarily used by a DJ especially those associated with the "rare Soul" or "Northern soul" genre of music in 45 record format.
Unknown tracks rediscovered are played under the alias or cover name and its popularity on the dance floor is tied directly to the DJ.
Subsequently an accumulated stock of the track can be sold by the DJ with defaced label and reference stamps at a substantially higher price than the actual records real rarity based value.
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