overt

  • 1overt — o vert ([=o]*v[ e]rt or [=o] v[ e]rt), a. [OF. overt, F. ouvert, p. p. of OF. ovrir, F. ouvrir, to open, of uncertain origin; cf. It. aprire, OIt. also oprire, L. aperire to open, operire to cover, deoperire to uncover. Perh. from L. aperire… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2overt — I adjective apertus, apparent, clear, definite, disclosed, distinct, easily seen, evident, explicit, exposed, express, glaring, in full view, in plain sight, manifest, manifestus, noticeable, notorious, obvious, open, ostensible, palpable, patent …

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  • 3overt — ō vərt, ō .vərtalso ō vərt adj open to view: readily perceived <overt behavior> overt·ly adv * * * adj. plainly to be seen or detected: applied to diseases with observable signs and symptoms, as opposed to those whose presence may not be… …

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  • 4overt — overt; overt·ly; overt·ness; …

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  • 5overt — early 14c., open to view, from O.Fr. overt (Fr. ouvert), pp. of ovrir to open, from L. aperire to open, uncover, from PIE *ap wer yo from *ap off, away + base *wer to cover (see WEIR (Cf. weir)). Cf. L …

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  • 6overt — [ō vʉrt′, ō′vʉrt΄] adj. [ME overte < MFr overt, pp. of ovrir, to open < VL * operire < L aperire, to open: see APERTURE] 1. not hidden; open; observable; apparent; manifest 2. Law done openly and publicly, without attempt at concealment… …

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  • 7overt — [adj] obvious, unconcealed apparent, clear, definite, manifest, observable, open, patent, plain, public, undisguised, visible; concept 535 Ant. concealed, hidden, private, secret …

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  • 8overt — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ done or shown openly. DERIVATIVES overtly adverb overtness noun. ORIGIN Old French, opened , from Latin aperire to open …

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  • 9overt — Open; manifest; public; issuing in action, as distinguished from that which rests merely in intention or design. Market overt. See market @ overt act An open, manifest act from which criminality may be implied. An outward act done in pursuance… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 10Overt — Overte Markierung bezeichnet in der Sprachwissenschaft eine durch ein Morphem sichtbare und segmentierbare Realisierung eines grammatischen Merkmals, meistens einer morphosyntaktischen Kategorie an einem Nomen oder Verb. Beispiel Im Lateinischen… …

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  • 11overt — o|vert [ˈəuvə:t, əuˈvə:t US ˈouvə:rt, ouˈvə:rt] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: , past participle of ovrir to open ] overt actions are done publicly, without trying to hide anything ≠ ↑covert ▪ an overt attempt to silence their… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12overt — [[t]o͟ʊvɜ͟ː(r)t[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n An overt action or attitude is done or shown in an open and obvious way. His recent productions have been beautifully crafted works with little overt political content... Although there is no overt… …

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  • 13overt — adjective formal actions that are overt are done publicly, without trying to hide anything: an overt attempt to silence their political opponents | overt discrimination opposite covert 1 overtly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14overt — /oh verrt , oh verrt/, adj. 1. open to view or knowledge; not concealed or secret: overt hostility. 2. Heraldry. (of a device, as a purse) represented as open: a purse overt. [1275 1325; ME < OF, ptp. of ouvrir to open < VL *operire, for L&#8230; …

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  • 15overt — o|vert [ ou vɜrt, ou,vɜrt ] adjective not hidden or secret: They have given overt support to the new law. a. used about feelings and opinions that are expressed in a very open way: overt racism/hostility/criticism ╾ o|vert|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16overt — UK [əʊˈvɜː(r)t] / US [oʊˈvɜrt] / US [ˈoʊˌvɜrt] adjective a) not hidden or secret They have given overt support to the new scheme. b) used about feelings and opinions that are expressed in a very open way overt racism/hostility/criticism Derived&#8230; …

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  • 17overt — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from past participle of ovrir to open, from Vulgar Latin *operire, alteration of Latin aperire Date: 14th century open to view ; manifest < overt hostility > • overtly adverb • overtness&#8230; …

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  • 18Overt — Her. Describes a bird with wings spread about the fly. [&LT; MdEngl. overt = open] …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 19overt — See covert. See covert, overt …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 20overt — adj. Overt is used with these nouns: ↑aggression, ↑conflict, ↑discrimination, ↑display, ↑expression, ↑hostility, ↑manifestation, ↑racism, ↑recognition, ↑reference, ↑sexuality …

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