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Definition of "covert" []

  • 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. (adjective)
  • A covering or cover. (noun)
  • A covered place or shelter; hiding place. (noun)
  • Concealed or secret (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A shelter or disguise (noun)
  • A thicket or woodland providing shelter for game (noun)
  • Any of the small feathers on the wings and tail of a bird that surround the bases of the larger feathers (noun)
  • A flock of coots (noun)

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Use "covert" in a sentence
  • "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."