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Definition of Covert

Covert

  1. Covered over; private; hid; secret; disguised.
  2. Sheltered; not open or exposed; retired; protected; as, a covert nook.
  3. 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.
  4. A place that covers and protects; a shelter; a defense.
  5. One of the special feathers covering the bases of the quills of the wings and tail of a bird. See Illust. of Bird.

Covert Quotations

In an unconstitutional partnership with the state, the church can impose the most irresistible, if covert, controls conceivable.
Madalyn Murray O'Hair

In examining the CIA's past and present use of the U.S. media, the Committee finds two reasons for concern. The first is the potential, inherent in covert media operations, for manipulating or incidentally misleading the American public.
Frank Church

Hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action.
Ralph Ellison

When you're told to go brief a United States senator on a covert operation, you go do it. And you trust the information isn't going to leak.
Oliver North

The second is the damage to the credibility and independence of a free press which may be caused by covert relationships with the U.S. journalists and media organizations.
Frank Church
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Covert Translations

covert in Spanish is abrigado
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