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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Covert  \Cov"ert\,  n.  [OF.  See  {Covert},  a.] 
  1.  A  place  that  covers  and  protects;  a  shelter;  a  defense. 
 
  A  tabernacle  .  .  .  for  a  covert  from  storm.  --Is. 
  iv  6. 
 
  The  highwayman  has  darted  from  his  covered  by  the 
  wayside.  --Prescott. 
 
  2.  [Cf.  F.  couverte.]  (Zo["o]l.)  One  of  the  special  feathers 
  covering  the  bases  of  the  quills  of  the  wings  and  tail  of 
  a  bird.  See  Illust.  of  {Bird}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Covert  \Cov"ert\  (k?v"?rt),  a.  [OF.  covert,  F.  couvert,  p.  p.  of 
  couvrir  See  {Cover},  v.  t.] 
  1.  Covered  over  private;  hid;  secret;  disguised. 
 
  How  covert  matters  may  be  best  disclosed.  --Shak. 
 
  Whether  of  open  war  or  covert  guile.  --Milton 
 
  2.  Sheltered;  not  open  or  exposed;  retired;  protected;  as  a 
  covert  nook.  --  Wordsworth. 
 
  Of  either  side  the  green,  to  plant  a  covert  alley. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  3.  (Law)  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. 
 
  {Covert  way},  (Fort.)  See  {Covered  way},  under  {Covered}. 
 
  Syn:  Hidden;  secret;  private;  covered;  disguised;  insidious; 
  concealed.  See  {Hidden}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  covert 
  adj  1:  secret  or  hidden;  not  openly  practiced  or  engaged  in  or 
  shown  or  avowed;  "covert  actions  by  the  CIA";  "covert 
  funding  for  the  rebels"  [ant:  {overt}] 
  2:  (law)  of  a  wife;  under  the  protection  of  her  husband 
  n  1:  a  flock  of  coots 
  2:  a  covering  that  serves  to  conceal  or  shelter  something 
  "they  crouched  behind  the  screen";  "under  cover  of 
  darkness"  [syn:  {screen},  {cover},  {concealment}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Covert,  MI 
  Zip  code(s):  49043 




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