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Adjective: covert  'kow,vurt or kow'vurt
  1. Secret or hidden; not openly practised or engaged in or shown or avowed
    "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"
     
  2. (of a wife) being under the protection of her husband
    "a woman covert"
Noun: covert  'kow,vurt or kow'vurt
  1. A flock of coots
     
  2. A covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
    "the brush provided a covert for game";
    - screen, cover, concealment

Derived forms: coverts

See also: backstair, backstairs, behind-the-scenes, black, clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, cloaked, collusive, concealed, conniving, disguised, furtive, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, implicit, inexplicit, invisible, masked, protected, secret, sub-rosa, subterranean, subterraneous, surreptitious, ulterior, under wraps, undercover, underground, under-the-table, undisclosed, unrevealed, unseeable

Type of: covering, flock

Antonym: overt

Encyclopedia: Covert, New York