Covert Definition

kōvərt, kō-vûrt, kŭvərt
coverts
adjective
Not openly practiced, avowed, engaged in, accumulated, or shown.
Covert military operations; covert funding for the rebels.
American Heritage
Concealed, hidden, disguised, or surreptitious.
A covert threat.
Webster's New World
Sheltered; protected.
Webster's New World
Protected by a husband.
Webster's New World
The definition of covert is secret or hidden.
An example of covert is a spy's secret plan for getting out of the country.
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noun
coverts
A covering or cover.
American Heritage
A covered or protected place; shelter.
Webster's New World
A hiding place for game, as underbrush or a thicket.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
Any of the small feathers covering a particular area of a bird, as the bases of the larger feathers of a wing or tail.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Covert

Noun

Singular:
covert
Plural:
coverts

Origin of Covert

  • From Old French covert, past participle of covrir (“to cover”) (corresponding to Latin coopertus); cognate to cover.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from past participle of covrir to cover cover

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

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