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Definitions of covert

  1. a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; "they crouched behind the screen"; "under cover of darkness" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a flock of coots Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed; "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. of a wife; under the protection of her husband Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. Covered over; private; hid; secret; disguised. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Sheltered; not open or exposed; retired; protected; as, a covert nook. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A place that covers and protects; a shelter; a defense. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. One of the special feathers covering the bases of the quills of the wings and tail of a bird. See Illust. of Bird. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Concealed; disguised; secret. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A place that protects or shelters; a thicket; shelter for game. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Covered: concealed: secret. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. A place that covers or affords protection. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Covertly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Hid; secret. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Concealed; secret; sheltered. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A hiding-place, as a thicket. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Covered; concealed; sheltered; under protection. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. A place which cover and shelters. Femme covert, a married woman. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. Concealed; private; secret; disguised; insidious; under protection. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. A place which covers or shelters; a defence; a shady place; a thicket; a hiding-place. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. The feathers covering the bases of the quills in birds. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  23. [French] Appl. feathers covering bases of quills in birds. na
  24. (Of threat, glance, &c.) secret, disguised. Hence covertly adv. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. Shelter, esp. thicket hiding game; c.-coat, short light overcoat. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. n. A place which covers and protects; a shelter; a defence; a hiding place; a thicket. Cabinet Dictionary
  27. A shelter, a defence; a thicket, or hiding-place. Complete Dictionary
  28. Sheltered, secret, hidden, insidious. Complete Dictionary

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