Covert meaning

kōvərt, kō-vûrt, kŭvərt
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Concealed, hidden, disguised, or surreptitious.

A covert threat.

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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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A covert is defined as a shelter or a place to hide.

An example of covert is a basement during a bad storm.

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Not openly practiced, avowed, engaged in, accumulated, or shown.

Covert military operations; covert funding for the rebels.

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Covered or covered over; sheltered.
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Being married and therefore protected by one's husband.
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A covering or cover.
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Sheltered; protected.
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Protected by a husband.
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A covered or protected place; shelter.
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A hiding place for game, as underbrush or a thicket.
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(now rare) Hidden, covered over; overgrown, sheltered.
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One of the small feathers covering the bases of the longer feathers of a bird's wings or tail.
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Any of the small feathers covering a particular area of a bird, as the bases of the larger feathers of a wing or tail.
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One of the small feathers covering the bases of the longer feathers of a bird's wings or tail.
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(figuratively) Secret, surreptitious, concealed.
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Area of thick undergrowth where animals hide.
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A feather that covers others.
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Origin of covert

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

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

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

    From Wiktionary