Meaning of 覆

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English Definition: to cover; to overflow; to overturn; to capsize
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 18; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (cover) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] west, western, westward
    • [ ] again, repeatedly; copy, duplicate; to restore, to return
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Example Words
覆盖 gài to cover
覆盖面 gài miàn coverage
颠覆 diān to topple (i.e. knock over); to capsize; fig. to overturn (a regime, by plotting or subversion); to undermine; to subvert
翻天覆地 fān tiān sky and the earth turning upside down (idiom); fig. complete confusion; everything turned on its head
翻来覆去 fān lái to toss and turn (sleeplessly); again and again
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Example Sentences
And by covering the fibres with carbon nanotubes, at least 20 watt-hours per kilogram is expected by the end of next year.
He suddenly leaned forward, one elbow appearing on the table, his hand covering his eyes.
In the morning, the window-panes of the housekeeper's room were covered with ice.
Feathers cover the arms and tail, but also the feet, suggesting that a four-winged stage may have existed in the transition to birds.
All windows inside are covered with a black film or laid with bricks. Nobody should know somebody lives here.