1. [ noun ] (biology,zoology) a flock of coots
Related terms: flock coot
2. [ adjective ] secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed

"covert actions by the CIA" "covert funding for the rebels"

Related terms: overt cloaked clandestine secret backstair under_wraps sub-rosa closet subterranean undisclosed behind-the-scenes collusive subterranean black invisible implicit concealed
3. [ adjective ] (law) of a wife; under the protection of her husband
Related terms: law protected
4. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3936
5. [ noun ] a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
Synonyms: cover screen concealment

"they crouched behind the screen" "under cover of darkness"

Related terms: covering blind shoji stalking-horse camouflage cover
Similar spelling:   covertly