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Definition of "cloak" []

  • A loose outer garment, such as a cape. (noun)
  • Something that covers or conceals: a cloak of secrecy. (noun)
  • To cover or conceal with or as if with a cloak. See Synonyms at clothe, disguise, hide1. (verb-transitive)

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.

Use "cloak" in a sentence
  • "The cause of the unity of the cloak (in this sense of ˜cloak™) is just the cause of bronze being made round."
  • "Was the great massacre above made in the circumstance of the tradition below, to wit: There was a settlement or Indian nation where appeared several white men under the cloak of missionaries, (the reason I use the term cloak is by the way it terminated), and preached to them the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the great love evinced by the Father in sending his only son to suffer and die on the cross to redeem the red children of nature, as well as the pale faces, from their degradation, shame and woe, to that of endless felicity beyond the shores of time."
  • "So Harry's cloak is a Christmas twofer of unbridled joy."