- the amount or extent to which something is covered
- the amount and quality of reporting or analysis given to a particular subject or event
- the extent of the protection provided by insurance
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
- Businessprotection against a risk as listed in an insurance policy:coverage against fire, theft, flood, and earthquakes.
- Journalismthe reporting or broadcasting of news:coverage of the Olympics.
- Business[Insurance.]protection provided against risks or a risk, often as specified:Does the coverage include flood damage?
- Journalismthe reporting and subsequent publishing or broadcasting of news:The World Series receives international coverage.
- the extent to which something is covered.
- the area, groups, or number of persons served or reached by a newspaper, radio or television station, advertising campaign, business, etc.;
- Show Business[Radio and Television.]the area within the broadcasting range of a station or network, usually calculated by the number of owners of radio or television receivers.
- Business[Finance.]the value of funds held to back up or meet liabilities.
- PhotographySee covering power.
- cover + -age 1910–15, American.