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covert

cov·ert

covert

parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: ko vuhrt [or] ko vrt
definition 1: concealed or done in secret.
The government has been carrying out covert operations in the region for several years.
synonyms:
concealed, hidden, secret
antonyms:
overt, public
similar words:
clandestine, invisible, surreptitious, undercover
definition 2: under shelter; covered.
synonyms:
covered, sheltered
antonyms:
exposed
similar words:
private, secluded
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kuh vrt
definition: a hiding place or covered shelter, esp. a thicket or other natural place for wildlife.
synonyms:
den, lair, sanctuary
similar words:
nest, refuge
derivations: covertly (adv.), covertness (n.)