anything that covers or conceals
a loose outer garment
dissemble, cloak, mask(verb)
hide under a false appearance
"He masked his disappointment"
clothe, cloak, drape, robe(verb)
cover as if with clothing
"the mountain was clothed in tropical trees"
cover with or as if with a cloak
A long outer garment worn over the shoulders covering the back; a cape, often with a hood.
A blanket-like covering, often metaphorical.
Night hid her movements with its cloak of darkness.
A text replacement for an IRC user's hostname or IP address, making the user less identifiable.
To cover as with a cloak.
To render invisible via futuristic technology.
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
that which conceals; a disguise or pretext; an excuse; a fair pretense; a mask; a cover
to cover with, or as with, a cloak; hence, to hide or conceal
Origin: [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.]
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
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.]
The numerical value of cloak in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of cloak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of cloak in a Sentence
Chance is providence in a cloak.
Under a tattered cloak you will generally find a good drinker.
Tyranny knocks at the door when law is converted under the cloak of justice.
This is far less a proper common interest agreement than a sweeping cloak of secrecy.
Let philosophy be the light shining through the cloak of darkness that presently covers the world.
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Translations for cloak
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- наметало, аба, плащ, покривалоBulgarian
- capaCatalan, Valencian
- Pelerine, Deckmantel, Umhang, verhüllenGerman
- μανδύας, κάπαGreek
- velo, embozar, capa, embozoSpanish
- viitta, verhota, verhoutuaFinnish
- pelisse, pèlerineFrench
- cleòcScottish Gaelic
- köpeny, köpönyegHungarian
- skikkja, möntullIcelandic
- tabarro, ammantareItalian
- クローク, マントJapanese
- pallio zeliLatin
- manto, véu, capaPortuguese
- покров, плащ, мантияRussian
- ogrtač, plašt, pelerina, kepSerbo-Croatian
- plašč, ogrinjaloSlovene
- slängkappa, mantel, skyla, täckmantel, döljaSwedish
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