Cov"ert (k?v"?rt), a. [OF. covert, F. couvert, p. p. of couvrir. See Cover, v. t.]


Covered over; private; hid; secret; disguised.

How covert matters may be best disclosed. Shak.

Whether of open war or covert guile. Milton


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


Of either side the green, to plant a covert alley. Bacon.

3. Law

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 way, Fort. See Covered way, under Covered.

Syn. -- Hidden; secret; private; covered; disguised; insidious; concealed. See Hidden.


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Cov"ert, n. [OF. See Covert, a.]


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

A tabernacle . . . for a covert from storm. Is. iv. 6.

The highwayman has darted from his covered by the wayside. Prescott.

2. [Cf. F. couverte.] Zool.

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


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