covert

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French covert, past participle of covrir (to cover) (corresponding to Latin coopertus); cognate to cover.

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  • Adjective:
    • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkʌvət/, /ˈkəʊvəːt/
    • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkoʊvəɹt/, /koʊˈvɜɹt/, /ˈkʌvəɹt/
    • (file)
  • Noun:
    • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkʌvət/, /ˈkəʊvəːt/, /ˈkʌvə/
    • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkʌvəɹt/, /ˈkoʊvəɹt/, /ˈkʌvəɹ/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

covert (comparative more covert, superlative most covert)

  1. (now rare) Hidden, covered over; overgrown, sheltered.
  2. (figurative) Secret, surreptitious, concealed.

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Noun[edit]

covert (plural coverts)

  1. A covering.
  2. A disguise.
  3. A hiding place.
  4. Area of thick undergrowth where animals hide.
  5. (ornithology) A feather that covers the bases of flight feathers.

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covert

  1. inflection of covern:
    1. third-person singular present
    2. second-person plural present
    3. second-person plural subjunctive I
    4. plural imperative

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin coopertus.

Verb[edit]

covert

  1. past participle of covrir

Descendants[edit]

  • English: covert
  • French: couvert