Covert way
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 way — Way Way, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., & G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v[ a]g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L. via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. [root]136. Cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh}, {Vehicle}, {Vex}, {Via}, {Voyage} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • covert-way — see covert a. 1 b …   Useful english dictionary

  • covert way — covered way or covert way noun (fortification) A path outside the ditch of a fort, sunk below the crest of the glacis to provide protection • • • Main Entry: ↑cover covert way see ↑covered way above. • • • Main Entry: ↑cover …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Way — Way, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., & G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v[ a]g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L. via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. [root]136. Cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh}, {Vehicle}, {Vex}, {Via}, {Voyage},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Way leave — Way Way, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., & G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v[ a]g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L. via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. [root]136. Cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh}, {Vehicle}, {Vex}, {Via}, {Voyage} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Way of the cross — Way Way, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., & G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v[ a]g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L. via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. [root]136. Cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh}, {Vehicle}, {Vex}, {Via}, {Voyage} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Way of the rounds — Way Way, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., & G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v[ a]g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L. via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. [root]136. Cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh}, {Vehicle}, {Vex}, {Via}, {Voyage} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Way pane — Way Way, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., & G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v[ a]g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L. via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. [root]136. Cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh}, {Vehicle}, {Vex}, {Via}, {Voyage} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Way passenger — Way Way, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., & G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v[ a]g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L. via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. [root]136. Cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh}, {Vehicle}, {Vex}, {Via}, {Voyage} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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