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covert (adj.)

"hidden, private, secret, concealed," c. 1300, from Old French covert (Modern French couvert) "hidden, obscure, underhanded," literally "covered," past participle of covrir "to cover" (see cover (v.)). Related: Covertly.

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Definitions of covert
1
covert (n.)
a flock of coots;
covert (n.)
a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something;
the brush provided a covert for game
Synonyms: screen / cover / concealment
2
covert (adj.)
secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed;
covert actions by the CIA
covert funding for the rebels
covert (adj.)
(of a wife) being under the protection of her husband;
a woman covert
From wordnet.princeton.edu