Definition of Covert

1. Noun. A flock of coots.

Member holonyms: Coot
Generic synonyms: Flock



2. Adjective. Secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed. "Covert funding for the rebels"

3. Noun. A covering that serves to conceal or shelter something. "The simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background"
Exact synonyms: Concealment, Cover, Screen
Specialized synonyms: Blind, Camouflage, Shoji, Stalking-horse
Generic synonyms: Covering
Derivative terms: Cover, Cover, Cover

4. Adjective. (of a wife) being under the protection of her husband. "A woman covert"
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Similar to: Protected

Definition of Covert

1. a. Covered over; private; hid; secret; disguised.

2. n. A place that covers and protects; a shelter; a defense.

Definition of Covert

1. Adjective. (rare) Hidden, covered over; overgrown, sheltered. ¹

2. Adjective. (figuratively) Secret, surreptitious, concealed. ¹

3. Noun. Area of thick undergrowth where animals hide. ¹

4. Noun. A feather that covers others ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Covert

1. a hiding place [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Covert

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covermeters
covermount
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covers
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coversin
coversine
coversines
coverslip
coverslipped
coverslips
coverstock
coverstocks
covert (current term)
covert-coat
covert baron
covert operation
covert sensitization
covertape
covertapes
covertex
covertices
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covertness
covertnesses
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coverture
covertures

Literary usage of Covert

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair by Lee H. Hamilton, Daniel K. Inouye (1995)
"Chapter 24 covert Action in a Democratic Society The Iran-Contra Affair raises ... Can such operations, and particularly covert action, be authorized and ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"[338] deed, by a feme covert, so as to pass her estate, cannot be legally proved by parol testimony. [338] By the Virginia statute of 1748, "when any deed ..."

3. Baron and Feme: A Treatise of Law and Equity, Concerning Husbands and Wives (1738)
"Of a Fine levied by a Feme covert as a Feme fdh, and the Operation of it. ... taking a Fine of a Ferns covert Infant. Of the Time of Acknowledgment. ..."

4. A Digest of the Laws of England by Anthony Hammond, John Comyns (1824)
"But a feme covert cannot assent to a legacy. R. l Sid. 188. ... (D) ADMINISTRATION BY A FEME covert. If a feme covert be named executrix, she may administer ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Judicature by John Lansing Wendell, New York (State). Supreme Court (1874)
"covert. Where a party brings an action for я part only of an entire and indivisible demand, ... Miller sued covert in a justice's court, where judgment, ..."

6. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England: Or, A Commentary by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1823)
"Note in the case of the feme covert, she may be remitted in the life of the discontinuer, because she hath a present right : but in the case of tenant in ..."

7. An Abridgment of the Law of Nisi Prius by William Selwyn (1817)
"In what Cases a Feme covert may be considered as a Feme Sole. IT will be proper to remark in the first place, that it is now clearly established, ..."

8. A Selection of Leading Cases in Equity: With Notes by Horace Binney Wallace, Frederick Thomas White, John Innes Clark Hare, Owen Davies Tudor (1876)
"It is not like the case of an infant, who is incapable of acting; but in respect to a feme covert, determined cases seem to go thus far, that the general ..."

9. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair by Lee H. Hamilton, Daniel K. Inouye (1995)
"Chapter 24 covert Action in a Democratic Society The Iran-Contra Affair raises ... Can such operations, and particularly covert action, be authorized and ..."

10. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"[338] deed, by a feme covert, so as to pass her estate, cannot be legally proved by parol testimony. [338] By the Virginia statute of 1748, "when any deed ..."

11. Baron and Feme: A Treatise of Law and Equity, Concerning Husbands and Wives (1738)
"Of a Fine levied by a Feme covert as a Feme fdh, and the Operation of it. ... taking a Fine of a Ferns covert Infant. Of the Time of Acknowledgment. ..."

12. A Digest of the Laws of England by Anthony Hammond, John Comyns (1824)
"But a feme covert cannot assent to a legacy. R. l Sid. 188. ... (D) ADMINISTRATION BY A FEME covert. If a feme covert be named executrix, she may administer ..."

13. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Judicature by John Lansing Wendell, New York (State). Supreme Court (1874)
"covert. Where a party brings an action for я part only of an entire and indivisible demand, ... Miller sued covert in a justice's court, where judgment, ..."

14. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England: Or, A Commentary by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1823)
"Note in the case of the feme covert, she may be remitted in the life of the discontinuer, because she hath a present right : but in the case of tenant in ..."

15. An Abridgment of the Law of Nisi Prius by William Selwyn (1817)
"In what Cases a Feme covert may be considered as a Feme Sole. IT will be proper to remark in the first place, that it is now clearly established, ..."

16. A Selection of Leading Cases in Equity: With Notes by Horace Binney Wallace, Frederick Thomas White, John Innes Clark Hare, Owen Davies Tudor (1876)
"It is not like the case of an infant, who is incapable of acting; but in respect to a feme covert, determined cases seem to go thus far, that the general ..."

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