Definition of Covert in English :

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Covert meaning in English

Meaning of Covert in English

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Covert

see synonyms of covert

Noun

1. covert

a flock of coots

2. concealment, cover, covert, screen

a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something

Example Sentences:
'a screen of trees afforded privacy'
'under cover of darkness'
'the brush provided a covert for game'
'the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background'

Adjective

4. covert

(of a wife) being under the protection of her husband

Example Sentences:
'a woman covert'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Covert

see synonyms of covert
adjective
1. 
concealed or secret
covert jealousy
2. law Compare feme covert, discovert
noun
3. 
a shelter or disguise
4. 
a thicket or woodland providing shelter for game
5.  short for covert cloth
6. ornithology
any of the small feathers on the wings and tail of a bird that surround the bases of the larger feathers
7. 
a flock of coots

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Covert

see synonyms of covert
adjective
1. 
concealed, hidden, disguised, or surreptitious
a covert threat
2.  Archaic
sheltered; protected
3.  Law
protected by a husband
said of a married woman
noun
4. 
a covered or protected place; shelter
5. 
a hiding place for game, as underbrush or a thicket
6. 
covert cloth
7.  Zoology
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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Covert

see synonyms of covert
adj.
1. Not openly practiced, avowed, engaged in, accumulated, or shown: covert military operations; covert funding for the rebels. See Synonyms at secret.
2. Covered or covered over; sheltered.
3. Law Under former English common law, married and therefore falling under the authority and protection of one's husband. Used of a woman.
n.
1. A covering or cover.
2.
a. A covered place or shelter; hiding place.
b. Thick underbrush or woodland affording cover for game.
3. Zoology One of the small feathers covering the bases of the longer feathers of a bird's wings or tail.

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