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. covert(noun)

    a flock of coots

  2. screen, cover, covert, concealment(adj)

    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. covert(adj)

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

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

  4. covert(adj)

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

    "a woman covert"

Wiktionary

  1. covert(Noun)

    Area of thick undergrowth where animals hide.

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

  2. covert(Noun)

    A feather that covers others

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

  3. covert(Adjective)

    Hidden, covered over; overgrown, sheltered.

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

  4. covert(Adjective)

    Secret, surreptitious, concealed.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Covert(verb)

    covered over; private; hid; secret; disguised

    Etymology: [OF. See Covert, a.]

  2. Covert(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OF. See Covert, a.]

  3. Covert(verb)

    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. Covert(adj)

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

    Etymology: [OF. See Covert, a.]

  5. Covert(adj)

    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.]

Freebase

  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. Alex
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    Daniel
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Numerology

  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. Bruce Klingner:

    North Korea has both an overt and covert economy through which it gains money, the overt economy is predominantly sales of natural resources.

  2. Narayana Kocherlakota:

    We ended up with stagflation, back then, the president was using covert means to influence The Fed. Here we have a president overtly complaining about his appointee.

  3. Barbara Coombs Lee:

    Those practices are undercover. They are covert, to the degree that patients are part of the decision-making, it is by winks and nods.

  4. Robert Young Pelton:

    So that is why the good doctor stays in jail, we have burned a lot of local Pakistani and Afghan doctors and aid workers who have historically been part of many covert operations in Pakistan.

  5. Environmental Protection Agency:

    Under the Antideficiency Act, EPA must conduct an internal investigation and identify the persons responsible, however, EPA is dismissive of GAO’s legal decision. In fact, even though GAO issued its legal decision on December 14, EPA has not removed from its website the messages that GAO found to be covert propaganda and grass roots lobbying.

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    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    • A. abduct
    • B. famish
    • C. abhor
    • D. elate

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