covert
I adjective clandestine, cloaked, concealed, covered, cryptic, cryptical, dark, delitescent, disguised, furtive, hidden, insidious, invisible, latent, muffled, mysterious, mystic, mystical, nonapparent, occult, out of sight, private, screened, secluded, secret, sheltered, shrouded, sly, sneaky, stealthy, surreptitious, tacit, undercover, underground, underhand, undisclosed, unknown, unobtrusive, unseen, unsuspected, veiled II index allusive, asylum (hiding place), blind (concealed), clandestine, esoteric, evasive, furtive, hidden, impalpable, inconspicuous, indirect, latent, mysterious, personal (private), potential, private (confidential), privy, protection, recondite, refuge, secret, shield, sly, stealthy, surreptitious, undisclosed, unobtrusive

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  • Covert — Cov ert (k?v ?rt), a. [OF. covert, F. couvert, p. p. of couvrir. See {Cover}, v. t.] 1. Covered over; private; hid; secret; disguised. [1913 Webster] How covert matters may be best disclosed. Shak. [1913 Webster] Whether of open war or covert… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Covert — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Covert (Kansas) Covert (Michigan) Covert (Nebraska) Covert (New York) Covert (Pennsylvania) Personen: Allen Covert (* 1964), US amerikanischer Schauspieler und Filmproduzent John Covert… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Covert — Cov ert, n. [OF. See {Covert}, a.] 1. A place that covers and protects; a shelter; a defense. [1913 Webster] A tabernacle . . . for a covert from storm. Is. iv. 6. [1913 Webster] The highwayman has darted from his covered by the wayside. Prescott …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • covert — [kō′vərt, kuv′ərt] adj. [OFr, pp. of covrir,COVER] 1. concealed, hidden, disguised, or surreptitious [a covert threat] 2. Archaic sheltered; protected 3. Law protected by a husband: said of a married woman n. 1. a covered or protected place;… …   English World dictionary

  • covert — (adj.) c.1300, from O.Fr. covert hidden, obscure, underhanded, lit. covered, pp. of covrir to cover (see COVER (Cf. cover)). Related: Covertly …   Etymology dictionary

  • covert — *secret, clandestine, surreptitious, underhand, underhanded, stealthy, furtive Analogous words: hidden, concealed, screened (see HIDE): disguised, dissembled, masked, cloaked, camouflaged (see DISGUISE vb) Antonyms: overt Contrasted words: open,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • covert — meaning ‘secret, disguised’, is pronounced like cover, although the AmE pronunciation like over is gaining ground in BrE and elsewhere …   Modern English usage

  • covert — [adj] clandestine, underhanded buried, camouflaged, cloaked, concealed, disguised, dissembled, furtive, hidden, hush hush*, incog*, incognito, masked, obscured, private, privy, QT*, secret, shrouded, stealthy, sub rosa, surreptitious, ulterior,… …   New thesaurus

  • covert — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not openly acknowledged or displayed. ► NOUN 1) a thicket in which game can hide. 2) a feather covering the base of a bird s main flight or tail feather. DERIVATIVES covertly adverb. ORIGIN Old French, covered …   English terms dictionary

  • covert — [[t]kʌ̱və(r)t, ko͟ʊvɜː(r)t[/t]] coverts 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Covert activities or situations are secret or hidden. [FORMAL] They have been supplying covert military aid to the rebels... The depth of covert racism in my own profession… …   English dictionary

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