[adjective koh-vert, kuhv-ert; noun kuhv-ert, koh-vert] /adjective ˈkoʊ vərt, ˈkʌv ərt; noun ˈkʌv ərt, ˈkoʊ vərt/
concealed; secret; disguised.
Law. (of a wife) under the protection of one’s husband.
a covering; cover.
a shelter or hiding place.
concealment or disguise.
Hunting. a thicket giving shelter to wild animals or game.
Also called tectrix. Ornithology. one of the small feathers that cover the bases of the large feathers of the wings and tail.
concealed or secret: covert jealousy
(law) Compare feme covert, discovert
a shelter or disguise
a thicket or woodland providing shelter for game
short for covert cloth
(ornithol) any of the small feathers on the wings and tail of a bird that surround the bases of the larger feathers
a flock of coots
c.1300, from Old French covert “hidden, obscure, underhanded,” literally “covered,” past participle of covrir “to cover” (see cover). Related: Covertly.
noun 1. a secret action undertaken to influence the course of political events, as a government intelligence operation.
noun A rigorous initiation ceremony into a girls’ gang: At her court-in, a girl is christened with the nickname by which she will be known (1990s+ Street gang)
[kawr-tee-er, kohr-] /ˈkɔr ti ər, ˈkoʊr-/ noun 1. a person who is often in attendance at the court of a king or other royal personage. 2. a person who seeks favor by flattery, charm, etc. /ˈkɔːtɪə/ noun 1. an attendant at a court 2. a person who seeks favour in an ingratiating manner n. early […]
[kawrt-hous, kohrt-] /ˈkɔrtˌhaʊs, ˈkoʊrt-/ noun, plural courthouses [kawrt-hou-ziz, kohrt-] /ˈkɔrtˌhaʊ zɪz, ˈkoʊrt-/ (Show IPA) 1. a building in which of law are held. 2. a county seat. /ˈkɔːtˌhaʊs/ noun 1. a public building in which courts of law are held n. late 15c., from court (n.) + house (n.). In Virginia and the Upper South, […]