What does undercover mean?

Definitions for undercoverˌʌn dərˈkʌv ər, ˈʌn dərˌkʌv-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word undercover.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner(a), hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground(adj)

    conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

    "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance"

Wiktionary

  1. undercover(Noun)

    A person who works undercover.

  2. undercover(Adjective)

    Performed or happening in secret.

  3. undercover(Adjective)

    Employed or engaged in spying or secret investigation.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of undercover in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of undercover in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Barbara Coombs Lee:

    Those practices are undercover. They are covert, to the degree that patients are part of the decision-making, it is by winks and nods.

  2. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro:

    We have captured some U.S. citizens in undercover activities, espionage, trying to win over people in towns along the Venezuelan coast.

  3. Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer:

    I’m not sure [the undercover videos] are going to have a direct, immediate effect in the near term on Planned Parenthood. Perhaps some corporations will withhold donations.

  4. Adriano Enong:

    Our undercover agents killed two known drug peddlers in sting operations, there was a shootout between undercover police officers and drug peddlers when the men sensed they had sold 500 pesos ($10.80) worth of drugs to policemen.

  5. Jeff King:

    Father Josiah Trenham said. The incident took place on April 12, some four months after a terror attack left 14 dead in nearby San Bernardino, and just over three months before a French priest was killed by ISIS-linked jihadists in his church. The events, whether far or near, underscore a grim new reality for pastors such as Father Josiah Trenham : Instead of offering sanctuary from evil, churches could in fact be attractive targets for terror. Many churches are now hiring self-defense instructors for classes or security guards that include off-duty police, said Ryan Mauro, a professor of Homeland Security at Liberty University and national security analyst for the Clarion Project. If you are an Islamist terrorist seeking self-glory, executing a priest will bring you more attention than executing an average civilian. While no lethal terror attacks have occurred inside a U.S. church to date, experts like Jeff King, president of International Christian Concern, notes the threat tally is growing. I'm pretty sure there will be attacks in the future, until [ radical Islam is defeated ], we can expect Christians, including in the West, to rationally tighten security measures and try to protect themselves from attack. In February, Khial Abu-Rayyan, 21, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., was arrested after Khial Abu-Rayyan told an undercover The FBI agent Khial Abu-Rayyan was preparing to shoot up a major church near Khial Abu-Rayyan home on behalf of ISIS. A month earlier, the Rev. Roger Spradlin of Valley Baptist Church – one of the biggest congregations in Bakersfield, Calif. – told attendees that they had received a threat written in Arabic. Undercover officers were then placed during worship services.

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Translations for undercover

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • heimlichGerman
  • μυστικός, αφανής, μυστικός πράκτορας, κρυφόςGreek
  • encubiertoSpanish
  • vakoilu, salainenFinnish
  • secret, clandestin, agent secretFrench
  • अस्तरवालाHindi
  • clandestinoItalian

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