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Covert vs. Surreptitious

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Covertadjective

Hidden, covered over; overgrown, sheltered.

Surreptitiousadjective

Stealthy, furtive, well hidden, covert (especially movements).

Covertadjective

(figuratively) Secret, surreptitious, concealed.

Surreptitiousadjective

Done or made by stealth, or without proper authority; made or introduced fraudulently; clandestine; stealthy; as, a surreptitious passage in an old manuscript; a surreptitious removal of goods.

Covertnoun

A covering.

Surreptitiousadjective

marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed;

‘a furtive manner’; ‘a lurking prowler’; ‘a sneak attack’; ‘stealthy footsteps’; ‘a surreptitious glance at his watch’; ‘someone skulking in the shadows’;

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Covertnoun

A disguise.

Surreptitiousadjective

conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods;

‘clandestine intelligence operations’; ‘cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines’; ‘hole-and-corner intrigue’; ‘secret missions’; ‘a secret agent’; ‘secret sales of arms’; ‘surreptitious mobilization of troops’; ‘an undercover investigation’; ‘underground resistance’;

Covertnoun

A hiding place.

Covertnoun

Area of thick undergrowth where animals hide.

Covertnoun

(ornithology) A feather that covers the bases of flight feathers.

Covertadjective

Covered over; private; hid; secret; disguised.

‘How covert matters may be best disclosed.’; ‘Whether of open war or covert guile.’;

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Covertadjective

Sheltered; not open or exposed; retired; protected; as, a covert nook.

‘Of either side the green, to plant a covert alley.’;

Covertadjective

Under cover, authority or protection; as, a feme covert, a married woman who is considered as being under the protection and control of her husband.

Covertnoun

A place that covers and protects; a shelter; a defense.

‘A tabernacle . . . for a covert from storm.’; ‘The highwayman has darted from his covered by the wayside.’;

Covertnoun

One of the special feathers covering the bases of the quills of the wings and tail of a bird. See Illust. of Bird.

Covertnoun

a flock of coots

Covertnoun

a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something;

‘they crouched behind the screen’; ‘under cover of darkness’;

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Covertadjective

secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed;

‘covert actions by the CIA’; ‘covert funding for the rebels’;

Covertadjective

of a wife; under the protection of her husband

Covertadjective

not openly acknowledged or displayed

‘covert operations against the dictatorship’;

Covertnoun

a thicket in which game can hide.

Covertnoun

a feather covering the base of a main flight or tail feather of a bird.

Covertnoun

a flock of coots

‘it is a good omen when a covert of coots have taken to any particular locality’;

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