A woman wearing a long black cloak.
- The definition of a cloak is a long loose fitting piece of clothing worn over other clothes, sometimes with a hood and loose fitting arm holes.
An example of a cloak is the cape that the Jedi wear in Star Wars.
- To cloak is defined as to cover or hide.
An example of to cloak is for a celebrity to wear a big hat and sunglasses so they aren't recognized in public.
- a loose outer garment, usually sleeveless and extending to or below the knees
- something that covers or conceals; disguise
Origin of cloakMiddle English cloke, cloak from Old French from Medieval Latin clocca (see clock), a bell, cloak: so called from its bell-like appearance
- to cover with or as with a cloak
- to conceal; hide
- A long, loose outer garment, usually having a hood and no sleeves.
- Something that covers or conceals: a cloak of secrecy.
transitive verbcloaked, cloak·ing, cloaks
Origin of cloakMiddle English cloke from Old North French cloque cloak, bell (from its shape) from Medieval Latin clocca ; see clock1.
- A long outer garment worn over the shoulders covering the back; a cape, often with a hood.
- A blanket-like covering, often metaphorical.
- Night hid her movements with its cloak of darkness.
- (figuratively) That which conceals; a disguise or pretext.
- (Internet) A text replacement for an IRC user's hostname or IP address, making the user less identifiable.
(third-person singular simple present cloaks, present participle cloaking, simple past and past participle cloaked)
- To cover as with a cloak.
- (science fiction, intransitive) To render or become invisible via futuristic technology.
- The ship cloaked before entering the enemy sector of space.
From Old Northern French cloque (“travelling cloak”), from Medieval Latin clocca, ("travelers' cape", literally "a bell", so called from the garment's bell-like shape).