English adjective: covert
|1.||covert secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed|
|Samples||Covert actions by the CIA.|
Covert funding for the rebels.
|Similar||backstair, backstairs, behind-the-scenes, black, clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, cloaked, collusive, conniving, disguised, furtive, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, masked, secret, secret, secret, sub-rosa, subterranean, subterraneous, surreptitious, ulterior, under wraps, under-the-table, undercover, underground, undisclosed, unrevealed|
|See also||concealed, implicit, inexplicit, invisible, unseeable|
|2.||covert (of a wife) being under the protection of her husband|
|Samples||A woman covert.|
|Domain category||jurisprudence, law|
English noun: covert
|1.||covert (group) a flock of coots|
|2.||covert (artifact) a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something|
|Samples||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||concealment, cover, screen|
|Narrower (hyponym)||blind, camouflage, shoji, stalking-horse|