(noun, adjective)


1. secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed

- covert actions by the CIA

- covert funding for the rebels

Similar word(s): implicit, inexplicit, backstair, backstairs, furtive, black, clandestine, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground, collusive, conniving, cloaked, disguised, masked, subterranean, subterraneous, ulterior, undisclosed, unrevealed, concealed, invisible, unseeable

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

- a woman covert

Similar word(s): protected


1. a flock of coots

Definition categories: group, flock

2. a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something

- the brush provided a covert for game

Similar word(s): concealment, cover, screen

Definition categories: man–made, covering