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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Something that serves to conceal or shelter; A flock of coots adj. - Secret or hidden adj. - (of a wife) being under the protection of her husband.

Usage examples (37)
  • The CIA has a history of covert operations.
  • covert actions by the CIA
  • A woman covert
  • In Egypt, the press has increasingly reported on what it calls a covert Shiite invasion. for more
Tutoring comment
  • I "covet" (to enviously desire someone else's property) his "covert" (shelter or hiding place).
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