Definitions for covertˈkoʊ vərt, ˈkʌv ərt; ˈkʌv ərt, ˈkoʊ vərt; ˈkʌv ərt; oʊˈvɜrt, ˈoʊ vərt; ˈkoʊ vərt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
co•vert*ˈkoʊ vərt, ˈkʌv ərt; ˈkʌv ərt, ˈkoʊ vərt; ˈkʌv ərt; oʊˈvɜrt, ˈoʊ vərt; ˈkoʊ vərt(adj.; n.)
concealed; secret; disguised.
(of a wife) under the legal protection of a husband.
(n.)a covering; cover.
a shelter or hiding place.
concealment or disguise.
a thicket giving shelter to wild animals or game.
Ref: Also called tectrix.
* Pron: covert has historically been pronouncedwith stressed (u), the vowel heard in cover, mother, some, and many other similarly spelled English words. As an adjective, however, covert , by analogy with overtits semantic opposite, has developed the pronunciationand this is the more common pronunciation in American English. For the noun,remains the more frequent pronunciation.
Origin of covert:
1275–1325; ME < AF, OF < L coopertus, ptp. of cooperīre to cover completely; see cover
a flock of coots
screen, cover, covert, concealment(adj)
a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
"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"
secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed
"covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"
(of a wife) being under the protection of her husband
"a woman covert"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
covert(adjective)ˈkoʊ vərt, ˈkʌv ərt; n. ˈkʌv ərt, ˈkoʊ vərt
covert government operations; a covert look
Area of thick undergrowth where animals hide.
A feather that covers others
Hidden, covered over; overgrown, sheltered.
Secret, surreptitious, concealed.
Origin: From covert, past participle of covrir (corresponding to coopertus); cognate to cover.
covered over; private; hid; secret; disguised
sheltered; not open or exposed; retired; protected; as, a covert nook
under cover, authority or protection; as, a feme covert, a married woman who is considered as being under the protection and control of her husband
a place that covers and protects; a shelter; a defense
one of the special feathers covering the bases of the quills of the wings and tail of a bird. See Illust. of Bird
Covert is a town in Seneca County, New York, USA. The population was 2,227 at the 2000 census. The current Town Supervisor is Michael Reynolds. The Town of Covert is located in the southeast corner of the county and is northwest of Ithaca, New York.
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