|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|