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Covert meaning

covert - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. of a wife; under the protection of her husband
  2. 2. Covered over; private; hid; secret; disguised.
  3. 3. Sheltered; not open or exposed; retired; protected; as, a covert nook.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. A place that covers and protects; a shelter; a defense.
  6. 6. One of the special feathers covering the bases of the quills of the wings and tail of a bird. See Illust. of Bird.
  7. 7. Covertly.
  8. 8. Hid; secret.

covert - examples of usage

  1. Once they came on a small bunch of hill cattle which went flying like deer into the covert of a draw. - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
  2. His heart gave a sudden leap, and he cast a covert glance towards his wife. - "The Sins of Séverac Bablon", Sax Rohmer.
  3. He answered the latter's remarks with a very ill grace, and took covert stock of him as one of a species he had not encountered before. - "At Sunwich Port, Complete", W.W. Jacobs.
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