- concealed; secret; disguised.
- covered; sheltered.
- Law. (of a wife) under the protection of one's husband.
Origin of covert
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Related Words for covertsstronghold, sanctuary, hideaway, resort, shelter, hideout, protection, fortress, security, asylum, haven, retreat, refuge, oasis, church, harbor, shed, dwelling, house, hut
Examples from the Web for coverts
Historical Examples of coverts
I am ill skilled in beating the coverts of imagination for metaphors of gratitude.The Letters of Robert Burns
Now that the risk is known, I do not think there will be any more prowling in my coverts.Scaramouche
Nevertheless, the Squire, with a friend or two, had shot the coverts after a fashion.Two Sides of the Face
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The rabbits seemed to have fled from all the coverts about their mountain.Earth's Enigmas
Charles G. D. Roberts
Bears, hidden in their coverts, gazed at him with curious eyes.The Eyes of the Woods
Joseph A. Altsheler
- a shelter or disguise
- a thicket or woodland providing shelter for game
- short for covert cloth
- ornithol any of the small feathers on the wings and tail of a bird that surround the bases of the larger feathers
- a flock of coots
Word Origin for covert
c.1300, from Old French covert "hidden, obscure, underhanded," literally "covered," past participle of covrir "to cover" (see cover). Related: Covertly.