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Covet vs. Covert

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  • Covet (verb)

    To wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of, often enviously.

  • Covet (verb)

    To long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden).

  • Covet (verb)

    To yearn; to have or indulge an inordinate desire, especially for another's possession.

  • Covert (adjective)

    Hidden, covered over; overgrown, sheltered.

  • Covert (adjective)

    Secret, surreptitious, concealed.

  • Covert (noun)

    A covering.

  • Covert (noun)

    A disguise.

  • Covert (noun)

    A hiding place.

  • Covert (noun)

    Area of thick undergrowth where animals hide.

  • Covert (noun)

    A flight feathers.

Wiktionary
  • Covet (verb)

    yearn to possess (something, especially something belonging to another)

    "I covet one of their smart bags"

  • Covert (adjective)

    not openly acknowledged or displayed

    "covert operations against the dictatorship"

  • Covert (noun)

    a thicket in which game can hide.

  • Covert (noun)

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

  • Covert (noun)

    a flock of coots

    "it is a good omen when a covert of coots have taken to any particular locality"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Covet

    To wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of; - used in a good sense.

  • Covet

    To long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden).

  • Covet (verb)

    To have or indulge inordinate desire.

  • Covert (adjective)

    Covered over; private; hid; secret; disguised.

  • Covert (adjective)

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

  • Covert (adjective)

    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.

  • Covert (noun)

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

  • Covert (noun)

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Covet (verb)

    wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person);

    "She covets her sister's house"

  • Covert (noun)

    a flock of coots

  • Covert (noun)

    a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something;

    "they crouched behind the screen"

    "under cover of darkness"

  • Covert (adjective)

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

    "covert actions by the CIA"

    "covert funding for the rebels"

  • Covert (adjective)

    of a wife; under the protection of her husband

Princeton's WordNet

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