Array vs Cover - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between array and cover

is that array is clothing and ornamentation while cover is cover version, cover song.

As a verb array

is to clothe and ornament; to adorn or attire.




(en noun)
  • Clothing and ornamentation.
  • (Dryden)
  • A collection laid out to be viewed in full.
  • An orderly series, arrangement or sequence.
  • * Prescott
  • a gallant array of nobles and cavaliers
  • Order; a regular and imposing arrangement; disposition in regular lines; hence, order of battle.
  • drawn up in battle array
  • * Gibbon
  • wedged together in the closest array
  • A large collection.
  • * Byron
  • their long array of sapphire and of gold
    We offer a dazzling array of choices.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011
  • , date=October 23 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Man Utd 1 - 6 Man City , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Mario Balotelli, in the headlines for accidentally setting his house ablaze with fireworks, put City on their way with goals either side of the interval as United struggled to contain the array of attacking talent in front of them.}}
  • (programming) Any of various data structures designed to hold multiple elements of the same type; especially , a data structure that holds these elements in adjacent memory locations so that they may be retrieved using numeric indices.
  • (legal) A ranking or setting forth in order, by the proper officer, of a jury as impanelled in a cause; the panel itself; or the whole body of jurors summoned to attend the court.
  • (military) A militia.
  • Usage notes

    * (any of various data structures) The exact usage of the term , and of related terms, generally depends on the programming language. For example, many languages distinguish a fairly low-level "array" construct from a higher-level "list" or "vector" construct. Some languages distinguish between an "array" and a variety of "associative array"; others have only the latter concept, calling it an "array".

    Derived terms

    * * * * *


    * (orderly series) disarray

    See also

    * (any of various data structures) ones-based indexing, zero-based indexing


  • To clothe and ornament; to adorn or attire
  • He was arrayed in his finest robes and jewels.
  • To lay out in an orderly arrangement; to deploy or marshal
  • (legal) To set in order, as a jury, for the trial of a cause; that is, to call them one at a time.
  • (Blackstone)



    (wikipedia cover)


    (en noun)
  • A lid.
  • A hiding from view.
  • A front and back of a book or magazine.
  • A top sheet of a bed.
  • A cover charge.
  • A setting at a restaurant table or formal .
  • * {{quote-book, year=1897, author=
  • , title=(The Celebrity) , chapter=1 citation , passage=When I gave a dinner there was generally a cover laid for him. I liked the man for his own sake, and even had he promised to turn out a celebrity it would have had no weight with me.}}
  • (music) A rerecording of a previously recorded song; a cover version; a cover song.
  • (cricket) A fielding position on the off side, between point and mid off, about 30° forward of square; a fielder in this position.
  • (topology) A set (more often known as a family ) of sets, whose union contains the given set.
  • (philately) An envelope complete with stamps and postmarks etc.
  • (military) A solid object, including terrain, that provides protection from enemy fire.
  • (legal) In commercial law, a buyer’s purchase on the open market of goods similar or identical to the goods contracted for after a seller has breached a contract of sale by failure to deliver the goods contracted for.
  • (insurance) An insurance contract; coverage by an insurance contract.
  • (espionage) A persona maintained by a spy or undercover operative, cover story
  • The portion of a slate, tile, or shingle that is hidden by the overlap of the course above.
  • (Knight)
  • In a steam engine, the lap of a slide valve.
  • Derived terms

    * cover board * cover charge * cover letter * cover story * cover version * take cover * tonneau cover


  • Of or pertaining to the front cover of a book or magazine.
  • (music) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of cover versions.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To place something over or upon, as to conceal or protect.
  • :
  • :
  • To be over or upon, as to conceal or protect.
  • :
  • *
  • *:A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; as, again, the arm-chair in which Bunting now sat forward, staring into the dull, small fire.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Charles T. Ambrose
  • , title= Alzheimer’s Disease , volume=101, issue=3, page=200, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Similar studies of rats have employed four different intracranial resorbable, slow sustained release systems—
  • To be upon all of, so as to completely conceal.
  • :
  • To set upon all of, so as to completely conceal.
  • :
  • To invest (oneself with something); to bring upon (oneself).
  • :
  • *(John Brougham) (1814-1880)
  • *:the powers that covered themselves with everlasting infamy by the partition of Poland
  • (label) To discuss thoroughly; to provide coverage of.
  • :
  • To deal with.
  • *2010 (publication date), "Contributors", , ISSN 0274-7529, volume 32, number 1, January–February 2011, page 7:
  • *:Richard Morgan covers science for The Economist'', ''The New York Times'', ''Scientific American'', and ''Wired .
  • To be enough money for.
  • :
  • :
  • (label) To act as a replacement.
  • :
  • (label) To have as an assignment or responsibility.
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  • :
  • (label) To make a cover version of (a song that was originally recorded by another artist).
  • To protect using an aimed firearm and the threat of firing; or'' to protect using continuous, heaving fire at or in the direction of the enemy so as to force the enemy to remain in cover; ''or to threaten using an aimed firearm.
  • To provide insurance coverage for.
  • :
  • To copulate with (said of certain male animals such as dogs and horses).
  • :
  • :
  • To protect or control (a piece or square).
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  • Derived terms

    * coverage * cover up * cover one's bases * coverer * discover * duck and cover * recover * uncover


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