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COVERT, adjective

1. Covered; hid; private; secret; concealed.

Whether of open war, or covert guile.

2. Disguised; insidious.

3. Sheltered; not open or exposed; as a covert alley, or place.

4. Under cover, authority or protection; as a feme-covert, a married woman who is considered as being under the influence and protection of her husband.

COVERT, noun

1. A covering, or covering place; a place which covers and shelters; a shelter; a defense.

A tabernacle--for a covert from storm and rain. Isaiah 4:6.

I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Psalms 111:1.

2. A thicket; a shady place, or a hiding place. 1 Samuel 25:20. Job 38:40.