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Definition 1: a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where covert or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for covert in the sense of this definition

(covert is a kind of ...) an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

(... is a kind of covert ) a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)

"he waited impatiently in the blind"

(... is a kind of covert ) device or stratagem for concealment or deceit

(... is a kind of covert ) a translucent screen made of a wooden frame covered with rice paper

(... is a kind of covert ) screen consisting of a figure of a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game

Definition 2: a flock of coots - [noun denoting group]

(covert is a kind of ...) a group of birds

(covert is a member of ...) slate-black slow-flying birds somewhat resembling ducks

Definition 3: secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where covert or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • covert actions by the CIA
  • covert funding for the rebels

(covert is similar to ...) communicated covertly

"their secret signal was a wink" "secret messages"

(covert is similar to ...) kept secret

"the plan was kept carefully under wraps"

(covert is similar to ...) lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed)

"subterranean motives for murder" "looked too closely for an ulterior purpose in all knowledge"

(covert is similar to ...) designed and carried out secretly or confidentially

"a sub-rosa report" "has their under-the-table backing"

(covert is similar to ...) having its true character concealed with the intent of misleading

"hidden agenda" "masked threat"

(covert is similar to ...) acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end

(covert is similar to ...) indulging only covertly

"a secret alcoholic"

(covert is similar to ...) conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

"clandestine intelligence operations" "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines" "hole-and-corner intrigue" "secret missions" "a secret agent" "secret sales of arms" "surreptitious mobilization of troops" "an undercover investigation" "underground resistance"

(covert is similar to ...) (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading

"black propaganda"

(covert is similar to ...) secret and sly or sordid

"backstairs gossip" "his low backstairs cunning" "backstairs intimacies" "furtive behavior"

(covert is similar to ...) not made known

(means also ...) hidden on any grounds for any motive

"a concealed weapon" "a concealed compartment in his briefcase"

(means also ...) implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something

"an implicit agreement not to raise the subject" "there was implicit criticism in his voice" "anger was implicit in the argument" "the oak is implicit in the acorn"

(means also ...) impossible or nearly impossible to see; imperceptible by the eye

"the invisible man" "invisible rays" "an invisible hinge" "invisible mending"

Definition 4: (of a wife) being under the protection of her husband - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where covert or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a woman covert

(covert is similar to ...) kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss

"the most protected spot I could find"

(covert belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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