HyperDic: covert

English > 4 senses of the word covert:
ADJECTIVEallcovertsecret or hidden / hidden
allcovert(of a wife) being under the protection of her husband
NOUNgroupcoverta flock of coots
artifactcovert, screen, cover, concealmenta covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
covert > pronunciation
Soundskow'vert
RhymesAlbert ... yogurt: 70 rhymes with ert...
English > covert: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningSecret or hidden / hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed.
Examples
  • "covert actions by the CIA"
  • "covert funding for the rebels"
Narrowerbackstair, backstairs, furtiveSecret and sly or sordid
black(of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading
clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, undergroundConducted with or marked by hidden / hidden aims or methods
cloaked, disguised, maskedHaving its true character concealed with the intent of misleading
collusive, connivingActing together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end
secretindulging only covertly
secretCommunicated covertly
sub-rosa, under-the-table, behind-the-scenesdesigned and carried out secretly or confidentially
subterranean, subterraneous, ulteriorlying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed)
under wrapsKept secret
undisclosed, unrevealednot made known
See alsoconcealedhidden on any grounds for any motive
implicit, inexplicitImplied though not directly expressed
invisible, unseeableimpossible or nearly impossible to see
Oppositeovert, openopen and observable
Spanishdisimulado, encubierto
Nounscovertnessthe state of being covert and hidden / hidden
Adverbscovertlyin a covert manner
English > covert: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(of a wife) being under the protection of her husband.
Example"a woman covert"
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
BroaderprotectedKept safe or defended from danger / danger or injury or loss
English > covert: 4 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA flock of coots.
Memberscootslate-black slow-flying birds somewhat resembling ducks
BroaderflockA group of birds
Spanishbandada de fochas
English > covert: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA covering that serves to conceal or shelter something.
Example "the brush provided a covert for game"
Synonymsscreen, cover, concealment
NarrowerblindA hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)
camouflagedevice or stratagem for concealment or deceit
shojiA translucent screen made of a wooden frame covered with rice paper
stalking-horsescreen consisting of a figure of a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game
BroadercoveringAn artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
Spanishpantalla
Catalanpantalla

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