- 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 woman wearing a long black cloak.
- 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 loose outer garment, such as a cape.
- 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.