Covert

Definition of Covert

Cov´ert   Pronunciation: k?v´?rt
a.1.Covered over; private; hid; secret; disguised.
How covert matters may be best disclosed.
- Shak.
Whether of open war or covert guile.
- Milton
2.Sheltered; not open or exposed; retired; protected; as, a covert nook.
Of either side the green, to plant a covert alley.
- Bacon.
3.(Law) Under cover, authority or protection; as, a feme covert, a married woman who is considered as being under the protection and control of her husband.
Covert way
(Fort.) See Covered way, under Covered.
n.1.A place that covers and protects; a shelter; a defense.
A tabernacle . . . for a covert from storm.
- Is. iv. 6.
The highwayman has darted from his covered by the wayside.
- Prescott.
2.(Zool.) One of the special feathers covering the bases of the quills of the wings and tail of a bird. See Illust. of Bird.

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