Covert Cov"ert (k?v"?rt), a. [OF. covert, F. couvert, p. p. of couvrir. See {Cover}, v. t.] 1. Covered over; private; hid; secret; disguised. [1913 Webster]

How covert matters may be best disclosed. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Whether of open war or covert guile. --Milton [1913 Webster]

2. Sheltered; not open or exposed; retired; protected; as, a covert nook. -- Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

Of either side the green, to plant a covert alley. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) Under cover, authority or protection; as, a feme covert, a married woman who is considered as being under the protection and control of her husband. [1913 Webster]

{Covert way}, (Fort.) See {Covered way}, under {Covered}.

Syn: Hidden; secret; private; covered; disguised; insidious; concealed. See {Hidden}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Covert — Cov ert, n. [OF. See {Covert}, a.] 1. A place that covers and protects; a shelter; a defense. [1913 Webster] A tabernacle . . . for a covert from storm. Is. iv. 6. [1913 Webster] The highwayman has darted from his covered by the wayside. Prescott …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • covert — [kō′vərt, kuv′ərt] adj. [OFr, pp. of covrir,COVER] 1. concealed, hidden, disguised, or surreptitious [a covert threat] 2. Archaic sheltered; protected 3. Law protected by a husband: said of a married woman n. 1. a covered or protected place;… …   English World dictionary

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  • covert — *secret, clandestine, surreptitious, underhand, underhanded, stealthy, furtive Analogous words: hidden, concealed, screened (see HIDE): disguised, dissembled, masked, cloaked, camouflaged (see DISGUISE vb) Antonyms: overt Contrasted words: open,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • covert — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not openly acknowledged or displayed. ► NOUN 1) a thicket in which game can hide. 2) a feather covering the base of a bird s main flight or tail feather. DERIVATIVES covertly adverb. ORIGIN Old French, covered …   English terms dictionary

  • covert — [[t]kʌ̱və(r)t, ko͟ʊvɜː(r)t[/t]] coverts 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Covert activities or situations are secret or hidden. [FORMAL] They have been supplying covert military aid to the rebels... The depth of covert racism in my own profession… …   English dictionary

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