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covert


I - noun
1. a flock of coots
Hypernyms:
flock
Member Meronyms:
coot
2. 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
Syn:
screen, cover, concealment
Derivationally related forms:
cover (for: cover)
Hypernyms:
covering
Hyponyms:
blind, camouflage, shoji, stalking-horse

II - adjective
1. secret or hidden;
not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed
- covert actions by the CIA
- covert funding for the rebels
Ant:
overt
Similar to:
backstair, backstairs, furtive, black, clandestine,
cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious,
undercover, underground, collusive, conniving, cloaked, disguised,
masked, sub-rosa, under-the-table, behind-the-scenes, subterranean, subterraneous,
ulterior, under wraps, undisclosed, unrevealed
See Also:
implicit, inexplicit, invisible, unseeable, concealed
Derivationally related forms:
covertness
2. (of a wife) being under the protection of her husband
- a woman covert
Similar to:
protected
Topics:
law, jurisprudence

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