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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 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

What I really found was that the one similarity between 'Covert Affairs' and 'Fair Game' is a deep love and admiration and fascination with the home life of a spy.
Doug Liman

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

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

Revolutionaries who come to power by force of arms usually have great crimes in their background. Leaders who survive campaigns by great powers to destroy them do not survive because they observe the niceties of law. Subversives who shape world events by covert action and violence work in shadows and detest the light of day.
Stephen Kinzer
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Covert Translations

covert in Spanish is abrigado
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