Origin of covert
Examples from the Web for covert
The remote controlled flying craft has gone from covert military ops to a communal backyard hobby.
PARIS, France—What could be more cynical than a covert operation?
Syrian rebels have overtaken a joint Russian-Syrian secret facility that they claim was a covert intelligence collection base.Syrian Rebels Seize Russian Spy Station Near Israeli Border|Josh Rogin, Eli Lake|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most importantly, foreign policy should not be reduced to a synonym for military action and covert operations.After Bipartisan Bush-Obama Blundering, Let’s Try a Libertarian Foreign Policy|Nick Gillespie|July 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tyler agreed that the covert nature of the LGBT scene at BYU has had its upshots.
If you had said or implied she was a lady, she would have shrunk as from a covert reflection on the quality of her work.The Flight of the Shadow|George MacDonald
Anyway, the covert whisper had gone abroad and would not be laid.Johnny Ludlow, Sixth Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
Mr. Hungerford, with another shrug and a covert smile, preceded him up the stairs.Cap'n Dan's Daughter|Joseph C. Lincoln
And as Cosimo rose, stretched himself, and took off his coat, she stole a covert look at his cut hair again.Gray youth|Oliver Onions
So, without stopping a moment, they dashed forward with might and main and burst forth from the covert into the highroad.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood|Howard Pyle
British Dictionary definitions for covert
Word Origin for covert
Word Origin and History for covert
c.1300, from Old French covert "hidden, obscure, underhanded," literally "covered," past participle of covrir "to cover" (see cover). Related: Covertly.