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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. The Rev. Joseph Lowery:

    We had been through sit-ins and kneel-ins where we had been beat up and locked up and cussed out and locked out, it was a milestone, a watershed. It helped America take off the cloak of official segregation.

  2. Marge Piercy:

    [Long hair] is considered bohemian, which may be why I grew it, but I keep it long because I love the way it feels, part cloak, part fan, part mane, part security blanket.

  3. Curt Viebranz:

    While they may not have removed the uniform, the theory was to make sure that nobody was openly showing any of their uniform, so they may have come, changed, or they may have put on a cloak that covered all of their insignias and their battle uniform.

  4. The President:

    President Trump is trying cloak fair housing under this guise of keeping the suburbs safe from' those low income people', it's almost as if President Trump's assuming that all black people live in low-income house or that low-income housing is just for black people.

  5. 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.

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