What does Covert mean?

Definitions for Covert
ˈkoʊ vərt, ˈkʌv ərt; ˈkʌv ərt, ˈkoʊ vərt; ˈkʌv ərt; oʊˈvɜrt, ˈoʊ vərt; ˈkoʊ vərtCovert

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. covertnoun

    a flock of coots

  2. screen, cover, covert, concealmentadjective

    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"

  3. covertadjective

    secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed

    "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"

  4. covertadjective

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

    "a woman covert"


  1. covertnoun

    Area of thick undergrowth where animals hide.

    Etymology: From covert, past participle of covrir (corresponding to coopertus); cognate to cover.

  2. covertnoun

    A feather that covers others

    Etymology: From covert, past participle of covrir (corresponding to coopertus); cognate to cover.

  3. covertadjective

    Hidden, covered over; overgrown, sheltered.

    Etymology: From covert, past participle of covrir (corresponding to coopertus); cognate to cover.

  4. covertadjective

    Secret, surreptitious, concealed.

    Etymology: From covert, past participle of covrir (corresponding to coopertus); cognate to cover.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Covertverb

    covered over; private; hid; secret; disguised

    Etymology: [OF. See Covert, a.]

  2. Covertverb

    sheltered; not open or exposed; retired; protected; as, a covert nook

    Etymology: [OF. See Covert, a.]

  3. Covertverb

    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

    Etymology: [OF. See Covert, a.]

  4. Covertadjective

    a place that covers and protects; a shelter; a defense

    Etymology: [OF. See Covert, a.]

  5. Covertadjective

    one of the special feathers covering the bases of the quills of the wings and tail of a bird. See Illust. of Bird

    Etymology: [OF. See Covert, a.]


  1. Covert

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Covert in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Covert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Covert in a Sentence

  1. Jeffrey Sachs:

    From Iraq to Syria to Libya to covert operations, when I traveled extensively in those areas like I do, I see a tremendous amount of the fallout from misguided U.S. policies.

  2. Democrat Adam Schiff:

    If those conversations with Putin or with other world leaders are sequestered in that same electronic file that is meant for covert action, not meant for this, if there's an effort to hide those and cover those up, yes we're determined to find out.

  3. State John Kerry:

    Covert, of course, is the hardest, you need to have verification and intrusive inspection to be able to find covert facilities.

  4. Former CIA officer John Sipher:

    The simple difference is between covert interference on one side and public preferences. China is using influence, diplomacy and commentary in press and propaganda organs. Russia is using disinformation, fake accounts, bots, covert funding as part of a secret campaign.

  5. Peter Neffenger:

    My highest priority is to ensure solutions to the recent covert testing failures.

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