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Tunic vs. Cloak

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Tunicnoun

A garment worn over the torso, with or without sleeves, and of various lengths reaching from the hips to the ankles.

Cloaknoun

A long outer garment worn over the shoulders covering the back; a cape, often with a hood.

Tunicnoun

Any covering, such as seed coat or the organ that covers a membrane.

Cloaknoun

A blanket-like covering, often metaphorical.

‘Night hid her movements with its cloak of darkness.’;

Tunicnoun

An under-garment worn by the ancient Romans of both sexes. It was made with or without sleeves, reached to or below the knees, and was confined at the waist by a girdle.

Cloaknoun

(figurative)  That which conceals; a disguise or pretext.

‘Robert South’;

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Tunicnoun

Any similar garment worn by ancient or Oriental peoples; also, a common name for various styles of loose-fitting under-garments and over-garments worn in modern times by Europeans and others.

Cloaknoun

(Internet)  A text replacement for an IRC user's hostname or IP address, making the user less identifiable.

Tunicnoun

Same as Tunicle.

Cloakverb

(transitive) To cover as with a cloak.

Tunicnoun

A membrane, or layer of tissue, especially when enveloping an organ or part, as the eye.

Cloakverb

To hide or conceal.

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Tunicnoun

A natural covering; an integument; as, the tunic of a seed.

Cloakverb

To render or become invisible via futuristic technology.

‘The ship cloaked before entering the enemy sector of space.’;

Tunicnoun

See Mantle, n., 3 (a).

Cloaknoun

A loose outer garment, extending from the neck downwards, and commonly without sleeves. It is longer than a cape, and is worn both by men and by women.

Tunicnoun

an enveloping or covering membrane or layer of body tissue

Cloaknoun

That which conceals; a disguise or pretext; an excuse; a fair pretense; a mask; a cover.

‘No man is esteemed any ways considerable for policy who wears religion otherwise than as a cloak.’;

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Tunicnoun

any of a variety of loose fitting cloaks extending to the hips or knees

Cloakverb

To cover with, or as with, a cloak; hence, to hide or conceal.

‘Now glooming sadly, so to cloak her matter.’;

Tunicnoun

a loose garment, typically sleeveless and reaching to the knees, as worn in ancient Greece and Rome.

Cloaknoun

anything that covers or conceals

Tunicnoun

a loose, thigh-length garment, worn typically by women over a skirt or trousers

‘A-line tunic tops’;

Cloaknoun

a loose outer garment

Tunicnoun

a gymslip.

Cloakverb

hide under a false appearance;

‘He masked his disappointment’;

Tunicnoun

a close-fitting short coat as part of a uniform, especially a police or military uniform.

Cloaknoun

a sleeveless outdoor overgarment that hangs loosely from the shoulders

‘he threw his cloak about him’;

Tunicnoun

an integument or membrane enclosing or lining an organ or part.

Cloaknoun

something serving to hide or disguise something

‘preparations had taken place under a cloak of secrecy’;

Tunicnoun

any of the concentric layers of a plant bulb, e.g. an onion.

Cloaknoun

a cloakroom

‘ground-floor accommodation comprises hall, cloaks, lounge, kitchen’;

Tunicnoun

the rubbery outer coat of a sea squirt.

Cloakverb

dress in a cloak

‘they sat cloaked and hooded’;

Tunic

A tunic is a garment for the body, usually simple in style, reaching from the shoulders to a length somewhere between the hips and the knees. The name derives from the Latin tunica, the basic garment worn by both men and women in Ancient Rome, which in turn was based on earlier Greek garments that covered wearers' waists.

Cloakverb

hide, cover, or disguise (something)

‘she cloaked her embarrassment by rushing into speech’;

Cloak

A cloak is a type of loose garment that is worn over indoor clothing and serves the same purpose as an overcoat; it protects the wearer from the cold, rain or wind for example, or it may form part of a fashionable outfit or uniform. Cloaks have been used by myriad historic societies; many climates favor wearing a full-body garment which is easily removed and does not constrain the wearer with sleeves.

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