• (adjective): Not openly practiced, avowed, engaged in, accumulated, or shown: covert military operations; covert funding for the rebels. See Synonyms at secret.
  • (adjective): Covered or covered over; sheltered.
  • (adjective): Law Being married and therefore protected by one's husband.
  • (noun): A covering or cover.
  • (noun): A covered place or shelter; hiding place.
  • (noun): Thick underbrush or woodland affording cover for game.
  • (noun): Zoology One of the small feathers covering the bases of the longer feathers of a bird's wings or tail.
  • (noun): A flock of coots. See Synonyms at flock1.

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  • (noun): 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"
  • (noun): a flock of coots
  • (adjective): (of a wife) being under the protection of her husband; "a woman covert"
  • (adjective): secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed; "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"

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Example Sentences

  • In Egypt, the press has increasingly reported on what it calls a covert Shiite invasion.

  • WHITFIELD: Federal auditors blister the Bush White House over what they call covert propaganda.

  • The Democrats have demanded an investigation and want to outlaw what they call covert propaganda.

  • He was appalled by the gifted amateurs in covert operations, who clearly were out of their league up against the ruthless KGB.

  • These restrictions forced some artists to abandon their craft, and many to continue practicing in covert fashion.

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