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Meaning of word covert from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

covert   noun

Meaning : A flock of coots.

Meaning : A covering that serves to conceal or shelter something.

Example : A screen of trees afforded privacy.
Under cover of darkness.
The brush provided a covert for game.
The simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background.

Synonyms : concealment, cover, screen

covert   adjective

Meaning : Secret or hidden. Not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed.

Example : Covert actions by the CIA.
Covert funding for the rebels.

Open and observable. Not secret or hidden.

An overt lie.
Overt hostility.
Overt intelligence gathering.
Open ballots.
open, overt

Meaning : (of a wife) being under the protection of her husband.

Example : A woman covert.