What does cloak mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cloak(noun)

    anything that covers or conceals

  2. cloak(verb)

    a loose outer garment

  3. dissemble, cloak, mask(verb)

    hide under a false appearance

    "He masked his disappointment"

  4. clothe, cloak, drape, robe(verb)

    cover as if with clothing

    "the mountain was clothed in tropical trees"

  5. cloak(verb)

    cover with or as if with a cloak

    "cloaked monks"


  1. cloak(Noun)

    A long outer garment worn over the shoulders covering the back; a cape, often with a hood.

  2. cloak(Noun)

    A blanket-like covering, often metaphorical.

    Night hid her movements with its cloak of darkness.

  3. cloak(Noun)

    A text replacement for an IRC user's hostname or IP address, making the user less identifiable.

  4. cloak(Verb)

    To cover as with a cloak.

  5. cloak(Verb)

    To render invisible via futuristic technology.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cloak(noun)

    a loose outer garment, extending from the neck downwards, and commonly without sleeves. It is longer than a cape, and is worn both by men and by women

    Etymology: [Of. cloque cloak (from the bell-like shape), bell, F. cloche bell; perh. of Celtic origin and the same word as E. clock. See 1st Clock.]

  2. Cloak(noun)

    that which conceals; a disguise or pretext; an excuse; a fair pretense; a mask; a cover

    Etymology: [Of. cloque cloak (from the bell-like shape), bell, F. cloche bell; perh. of Celtic origin and the same word as E. clock. See 1st Clock.]

  3. Cloak(verb)

    to cover with, or as with, a cloak; hence, to hide or conceal

    Etymology: [Of. cloque cloak (from the bell-like shape), bell, F. cloche bell; perh. of Celtic origin and the same word as E. clock. See 1st Clock.]


  1. Cloak

    A cloak is a type of loose garment that is worn over indoor clothing and serves the same purpose as an overcoat; it protects the wearer from the cold, rain or wind for example, or it may form part of a fashionable outfit or uniform. Cloaks are as old as human history; there has nearly always been some form of long, unstructured outer garment used to protect people from the weather. Over time cloak designs have been changed to match current styles and textile needs. Cloaks generally fasten at the neck or over the shoulder, vary in length, from hip all the way down to the ankle, mid-calf being the normal length. They may have an attached hood, and may cover and fasten down the front, in which case they have holes or slits for the hands to pass through. However, cloaks are almost always sleeveless.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cloak

    Cloke, klōk, n. a loose outer garment: a covering: that which conceals: a disguise, pretext.—v.t. to clothe with a cloak: to cover: to conceal.—ns. Cloak′-bag (obs.), a portmanteau; Cloak′-room, a room set apart for keeping cloaks, coats, hats, &c., at a theatre, railway station, &c. [O. Fr. cloke, cloque—Low L. cloca, a bell, also a horseman's cape, because bell-shaped, from root of Clock.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cloak in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cloak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of cloak in a Sentence

  1. Albert Einstein:

    He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

  2. Bernard Mandeville:

    Ashamed of the many frailties they feel within, all men endeavor to hide themselves, their ugly nakedness, from each other, and wrapping up the true motives of their hearts in the specious cloak of sociableness, and their concern for the public good, they are in hopes of concealing their filthy appetites and the deformity of their desires.

  3. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Lust hidden under the cloak of the secretly forbidden, is explosive and addictive.

  4. High Court:

    Confidence cannot exist without trust, and trust cannot exist without assurance that partisan political positions incapable of being communicated with attribution will not be communicated anyhow under the cloak of anonymity.

  5. President Trump:

    Today, I have a message for those open border activists who cloak themselves in the rhetoric of social justice : Your policies are not just, your policies are cruel and evil.

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