a magazine article highlighted by an illustration on the cover.
a fabricated story used to conceal a true purpose; alibi:
No one believed the cover story released to the press.
A featured story in a magazine that concerns the illustration on the cover, as in The earthquake is this week’s cover story for all the news magazines. [ Mid-1900s ]
A false story intended to mislead or deceive; also, an alibi. For example, Their cover story while investigating local repair services was that they had just bought the house and were having problems, or The suspect gave the police some cover story about being held up. [ Mid-1900s ]
[adjective koh-vert, kuhv-ert; noun kuhv-ert, koh-vert] /adjective ˈkoʊ vərt, ˈkʌv ərt; noun ˈkʌv ərt, ˈkoʊ vərt/ adjective 1. concealed; secret; disguised. 2. covered; sheltered. 3. Law. (of a wife) under the protection of one’s husband. noun 4. a covering; cover. 5. a shelter or hiding place. 6. concealment or disguise. 7. Hunting. a thicket giving […]
noun 1. a secret action undertaken to influence the course of political events, as a government intelligence operation.
noun A rigorous initiation ceremony into a girls’ gang: At her court-in, a girl is christened with the nickname by which she will be known (1990s+ Street gang)
[kawr-tee-er, kohr-] /ˈkɔr ti ər, ˈkoʊr-/ noun 1. a person who is often in attendance at the court of a king or other royal personage. 2. a person who seeks favor by flattery, charm, etc. /ˈkɔːtɪə/ noun 1. an attendant at a court 2. a person who seeks favour in an ingratiating manner n. early […]