What does cloak mean?

Definitions for cloak
kloʊkcloak

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cloaknoun

    anything that covers or conceals

  2. cloakverb

    a loose outer garment

  3. dissemble, cloak, maskverb

    hide under a false appearance

    "He masked his disappointment"

  4. clothe, cloak, drape, robeverb

    cover as if with clothing

    "the mountain was clothed in tropical trees"

  5. cloakverb

    cover with or as if with a cloak

    "cloaked monks"

Wiktionary

  1. cloaknoun

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

  2. cloaknoun

    A blanket-like covering, often metaphorical.

    Night hid her movements with its cloak of darkness.

  3. cloaknoun

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

  4. cloakverb

    To cover as with a cloak.

  5. cloakverb

    To render invisible via futuristic technology.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. A CLOAKnoun

    Etymology: lach, Saxon.

    You may bear it,
    Under a cloke that is of any length. William Shakespeare, Two Gent. of Verona.

    Their clokes were cloath of silver, mix’d with gold. Dryd.

    All arguments will be as little able to prevail, as the wind did with the traveller to part with his cloak, which he held only the faster. John Locke.

    Nimbly he rose, and cast his garment down;
    That instant in his cloak I wrapt me round. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

    Not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness. 1 Pet. ii. 16.

  2. To Cloakverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Most heavenly fair, in deed and view,
    She by creation was, ’till she did fall;
    Thenceforth she sought for helps to cloak her crimes withal. Fairy Queen, b. ii. cant.
    7. stanz. 45.

Wikipedia

  1. Cloak

    A cloak is a type of loose garment worn over clothing, mostly but not always as outerwear for outdoor wear, serving the same purpose as an overcoat, protecting the wearer from the weather. It may form part of a uniform. Cloaks have been and are worn in countless societies. Over time cloak designs have been changed to match fashion and available textiles.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.

ChatGPT

  1. cloak

    A cloak is a type of loose garment that is typically worn over indoor clothing and used to protect oneself from the cold, rain, or wind. It typically hangs loose from the shoulders and may have an attached hood. Cloaks are often associated with historical periods, fantasy, and certain professional or ceremonial roles.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cloaknoun

    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

  2. Cloaknoun

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

  3. Cloakverb

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

  4. 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.]

Wikidata

  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.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CLOAK

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cloak is ranked #78821 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Cloak surname appeared 242 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Cloak.

    92.9% or 225 total occurrences were White.
    2.8% or 7 total occurrences were Black.
    2% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. Jay Bender:

    There is an alternative to the imposition of a cloak of secrecy over what has happened in Charleston.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Troy Sanders:

    We cloak it in metaphor -- instead of painting a very literal picture of the person sick in bed we have broader brush strokes and try to create some kind of fantastical environment that mimics that particular situation and within that fantastical environment you can change the circumstance and make them something more triumphant. if you are good friends someone, and you are with one another and have a very strong relationship I think it’s a wonderful and healthy thing to do to be supportive and be physically present and again turning all these emotions into something productive. Turning this darkness into something bright and positive or at least attempting to.

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