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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 co·vert /ˈko(ˌ)vɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cov·ert a.
 1. Covered over; private; hid; secret; disguised.
    How covert matters may be best disclosed.   --Shak.
    Whether of open war or covert guile.   --Milton
 2. Sheltered; not open or exposed; retired; protected; as, a covert nook.
    Of either side the green, to plant a covert alley.   --Bacon.
 3. Law 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.
 Covert way, Fort. See Covered way, under Covered.
 Syn: -- Hidden; secret; private; covered; disguised; insidious; concealed. See Hidden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cov·ert, n.
 1. A place that covers and protects; a shelter; a defense.
    A tabernacle . . . for a covert from storm.   --Is. iv. 6.
    The highwayman has darted from his covered by the wayside.   --Prescott.
 2.  Zool. One of the special feathers covering the bases of the quills of the wings and tail of a bird. See Illust. of Bird.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or
             shown or avowed; "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert
             funding for the rebels" [ant: overt]
      2: of a wife; under the protection of her husband
      n 1: a flock of coots
      2: a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something;
         "they crouched behind the screen"; "under cover of
         darkness" [syn: screen, cover, concealment]