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cloak


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cloak  \Cloak\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cloaked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Cloaking}.] 
  To  cover  with  or  as  with  a  cloak;  hence  to  hide  or 
  conceal. 
 
  Now  glooming  sadly,  so  to  cloak  her  matter.  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Palliate}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cloak  \Cloak\  (?;  110),  n.  [Of.  cloque  cloak  (from  the  bell-like 
  shape),  bell,  F.  cloche  bell;  perh.  of  Celtic  origin  and  the 
  same  word  as  E.  clock.  See  1st  {Clock}.] 
  1.  A  loose  outer  garment,  extending  from  the  neck  downwards, 
  and  commonly  without  sleeves.  It  is  longer  than  a  cape, 
  and  is  worn  both  by  men  and  by  women. 
 
  2.  That  which  conceals;  a  disguise  or  pretext;  an  excuse;  a 
  fair  pretense;  a  mask;  a  cover. 
 
  No  man  is  esteemed  any  ways  considerable  for  policy 
  who  wears  religion  otherwise  than  as  a  cloak. 
  --South. 
 
  {Cloak  bag},  a  bag  in  which  a  cloak  or  other  clothes  are 
  carried;  a  portmanteau.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cloak 
  n  1:  anything  that  covers  or  conceals 
  2:  a  loose  outer  garment 
  v  :  hide  under  a  false  appearance  [syn:  {dissemble},  {mask}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Cloak 
  an  upper  garment,  "an  exterior  tunic,  wide  and  long,  reaching  to 
  the  ankles,  but  without  sleeves"  (Isa.  59:17).  The  word  so 
  rendered  is  elsewhere  rendered  robe"  or  "mantle."  It  was  worn 
  by  the  high  priest  under  the  ephod  (Ex.  28:31),  by  kings  and 
  others  of  rank  (1  Sam.  15:27;  Job  1:20;  2:12),  and  by  women  (2 
  Sam.  13:18). 
 
  The  word  translated  "cloke",  i.e.,  outer  garment,  in  Matt. 
  5:40  is  in  its  plural  form  used  of  garments  in  general  (Matt. 
  17:2;  26:65).  The  cloak  mentioned  here  and  in  Luke  6:29  was  the 
  Greek  himation,  Latin  pallium,  and  consisted  of  a  large  square 
  piece  of  wollen  cloth  fastened  round  the  shoulders,  like  the 
  abba  of  the  Arabs.  This  could  be  taken  by  a  creditor  (Ex. 
  22:26,27),  but  the  coat  or  tunic  (Gr.  chiton)  mentioned  in  Matt. 
  5:40  could  not 
 
  The  cloak  which  Paul  "left  at  Troas"  (2  Tim.  4:13)  was  the 
  Roman  paenula  a  thick  upper  garment  used  chiefly  in  travelling 
  as  a  protection  from  the  weather.  Some  however,  have  supposed 
  that  what  Paul  meant  was  a  travelling-bag.  In  the  Syriac  version 
  the  word  used  means  a  bookcase.  (See  {Dress}.) 
 




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