[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.
- Covert sensitization
covert sensitization cov·ert sensitization (kŭv’ərt, kō’vərt, kō-vûrt’) n. Aversive conditioning during which an individual is taught to imagine unpleasant or aversive consequences while engaging in an unwanted habit.
noun 1. a recording of a song by a singer, instrumentalist, or group other than the original performer or composer. noun 1. another name for cover (sense 34)
- Cove stripe
noun 1. (nautical) a decorative stripe painted along the sheer strake of a vessel, esp of a sailing boat
[kuhv-it] /ˈkʌv ɪt/ verb (used with object) 1. to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others: to covet another’s property. 2. to wish for, especially eagerly: He won the prize they all coveted. verb (used without object) 3. to have an inordinate or wrongful desire. /ˈkʌvɪt/ verb (transitive) -vets, -veting, […]