uncover

Definitions

  • the Great Sphinx of GÎzeh Partially Uncovered, And the Pyramid of Khephren
    the Great Sphinx of GÎzeh Partially Uncovered, And the Pyramid of Khephren
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v uncover remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body "uncover your belly","The man exposed himself in the subway"
    • v uncover make visible "Summer brings out bright clothes","He brings out the best in her"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A leather shoe and several leather shoe soles were uncovered in an early 17th-century well A leather shoe and several leather shoe soles were uncovered in an early 17th-century well

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Uncover To divest of the hat or cap; to bare the head of; as, to uncover one's head; to uncover one's self.
    • Uncover To remove the covers from dishes, or the like. "Uncover , dogs, and lap."
    • Uncover To show openly; to disclose; to reveal. "To uncover his perjury to the oath of his coronation."
    • Uncover To take off the hat or cap; to bare the head in token of respect. "We are forced to uncover after them."
    • Uncover To take the cover from; to divest of covering; as, to uncover a box, bed, house, or the like; to uncover one's body.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • uncover To remove a cover or covering from; divest of a cover or covering, such as a hat, a veil, clothing, a roof, or the like.
    • uncover Hence To lay bare; disclose; lay open to view.
    • uncover Milit., in the deployment of troops, to expose (the successive lines of formation) by the wheeling to right or left of the lines in front.
    • uncover To remove the cover or covering of something, as the head; specifically, to take off one's hat or other head-covering.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Uncover un-kuv′ėr to remove the cover of: to lay open: to expose successively lines of formation of troops by the wheeling to right or left of the lines in front
    • v.i Uncover to take off the hat
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Quotations

  • John Irving
    John Irving
    “Writing a novel is actually searching for victims. As I write I keep looking for casualties. The stories uncover the casualties.”
  • Milan Kundera
    Milan%20Kundera
    “A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality.”
  • Buckminster Fuller
    Buckminster%20Fuller
    “Most of my advances were by mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't.”
  • Robert J. Mckain
    Robert J. Mckain
    “Strategic planning will help you fully uncover your available options, set priorities for them, and define the methods to achieve them.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + cover,

Usage

In literature:

An old man, with head uncovered and long, white hair, stood there.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
The tide was going down, leaving the brown rocks uncovered.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
Before him stood his comrades with bowed and uncovered heads.
"Panther Eye" by Roy J. Snell
But Captain Foster had uncovered two packing cases and continued energetically with his work.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants" by H. Irving Hancock
Monsieur le Cure graciously uncovered his head.
"A Village of Vagabonds" by F. Berkeley Smith
From their ears are suspended long gold drops, and their uncovered necks are not unfrequently adorned with costly necklaces.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
The eggs were never left uncovered, nor did that gay rover, her spouse, forget to take her place as usual.
"Little Brothers of the Air" by Olive Thorne Miller
The men uncovered, and the crowd stood so silent that, though the father read low, his voice was heard to tremble.
"An Eagle Flight" by José Rizal
Suddenly she uncovered his feet.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
If you must work near uncovered artificial lights, wear an eye-shade.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
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In poetry:

For he had said the veil was drawn
That hid the sacrifice within;
That his eyes had seen the Prophetess
At that uncover'd shrine;
"The Prophetess Of The Oracle Of Seam" by Anne Bannerman
"And many a time, he said, he tried
That ne'er-uncover'd face to see:
At eve and more, at noon and night;
But still it could not be !
"The Dark Ladie" by Anne Bannerman
The priest descended from the choir,
By the lamp that burn'd on the wall,
And he look'd on that uncover'd face,
'Twas the holy Father Paul!
"The Prophetess Of The Oracle Of Seam" by Anne Bannerman
Uncovering the casement long later,
I bent to my toil till the gray,
When I said to myself, 'Ah — what ails me,
To forget him all the day!'
"The Death Of Regret" by Thomas Hardy
I stand and say that you were right,
I greet you with uncovered head,
Remembering many a thundering fight,
Where whistling death between us sped.
"An Address Of An Ex-Confederate Soldier, To The Grand Army Of The Republic" by Maurice Thompson
Ah, woe to out tongues, that, forever unsleeping,
Harp and uncover the old hot care,
The soothing ash from the embers sweeping,
Wherever the soles of our sad feet fare.
"The Three Pilgrims" by Archibald Lampman

In news:

Okaloosa County, Fla. A man is behind bars after Sheriff's deputies uncovered what they are calling a credit card counterfeiter .
Discreet inquiry will uncover co-worker's marital status.
Pedro da Silva, an orphaned boy trying to uncover his family history, appears in two different incarnations in Mysteries Of Lisbon (including Afonso Pimentel as his older self).
Visits to a Walmart, a Kmart and a Target in northeastern New Jersey uncovered varying philosophies about the placement and size of the kitchen-towel section.
When the statue has been uncovered for last-minute polishing, people have stopped to take a look.
Astronomers have found a long-sought X-ray signal from the galaxy NGC 4151 that promises a new way to uncover what's happening in a black hole's neighborhood.
A handful of students are working this weekend to uncover the mysteries of a shipwreck on a Hilton Head Island beach.
Uncover fertile dirt behind Poo Poo Point's name.
The right selection process can uncover the true gems.
State trooper uncovers police misconduct that leads to exoneration for convicted men.
KGO-TV in San Francisco uncovered some food services' newest shortcut -- transglutaminase.
Kathryn Hahn to Help Ben Stiller Uncover 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty '.
A scandal to shock wine connoisseurs to the last drop of their being has been uncovered by the same kind of DNA test as is used in paternity cases.
Security researcher Dillon Beresford uncovered two SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) vulnerabilities that would allow denial-of-service attacks and remote code execution.
Erosion from recent storms uncovered the wreck.
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In science:

It is yet a nontrivial task to uncover spacetime properties, given a first quantized worldsheet theory.
Worldsheet and Spacetime Properties of p-p' System with B Field and Noncommutative Geometry
In Section 4 we uncover the connection between the rate of convergence of the memoryless learner algorithm, eigenvalues of certain stochastic matrices and the harmonic mean.
Harmonic mean, random polynomials and stochastic matrices
With this result we are uncovering a new mechanism for generating random dynamics.
A mechanism for randomness
This is done in the following way: Given an initially uncovered graph G = (V , E ) and a non-negative integer k , which we call the depth of the algorithm.
Dynamics of heuristic optimization algorithms on random graphs
In the case of odd k , the central vertex is uncovered .
Dynamics of heuristic optimization algorithms on random graphs
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