overt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English overt, uverte (open, uncovered; unfastened; accessible, unobstructed; clear, manifest), from Anglo-Norman overt, Middle French ouvert, Old French overt, ouvert, uvert (opened) (modern French ouvert), past participle of Anglo-Norman, Old French ovrir, ouvrir, uvrir (to open),[1] from Late Latin operire, variant of Latin aperīre (to open),[2] from aperiō (to open, uncover), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂epó (away; from) + *h₂wer- (to cover, shut). The English word is a doublet of ouvert.

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Adjective[edit]

overt (not comparable)

  1. Open and not concealed or secret.
    Synonyms: manifest, open, patent, plain, unconcealed
    Antonyms: covert, hidden, nonovert; see also Thesaurus:covert

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References[edit]

  1. ^ overt, adj.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 25 January 2019.
  2. ^ overt, adj.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford: Oxford University Press, December 2004; “overt” (US) / “overt” (UK) in Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford University Press.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *opertus, from Latin apertus.

Verb[edit]

overt

  1. past participle of ovrir

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