Cloak meaning

klōk
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.

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A loose outer garment, such as a cape.
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To cover or conceal with a cloak or something that acts like a cloak.

Mist that cloaks the mountains.

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A loose outer garment, usually sleeveless and extending to or below the knees.
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Something that covers or conceals; disguise.
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To conceal; hide.
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A long outer garment worn over the shoulders covering the back; a cape, often with a hood.
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A blanket-like covering, often metaphorical.

Night hid her movements with its cloak of darkness.

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(figuratively) That which conceals; a disguise or pretext.
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(Internet) A text replacement for an IRC user's hostname or IP address, making the user less identifiable.
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To cover as with a cloak.
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(science fiction, intransitive) To render or become invisible via futuristic technology.

The ship cloaked before entering the enemy sector of space.

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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.

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Something that covers or conceals.

A cloak of secrecy.

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To cover with or as with a cloak.
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Origin of cloak

  • Middle English cloke from Old North French cloque cloak, bell (from its shape) from Medieval Latin clocca clock1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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).

    From Wiktionary