(Cov"er*er) n. One who, or that which, covers.
(Cov"er*ing), n. Anything which covers or conceals, as a roof, a screen, a wrapper, clothing,
Noah removed the covering of the ark.
Gen. viii. 13.
They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that they have no covering in the cold.
Job. xxiv. 7.
A covering over the well's mouth.
2 Sam. xvii. 19.
(Cov"er*let) n. [F. couvre-lit; couvrir to cover + lit bed, fr. L. lectus bed. See Cover.] The
uppermost cover of a bed or of any piece of furniture.
Lay her in lilies and in violets . . .
And odored sheets and arras coverlets.
(Cov"er*lid) n. A coverlet.
All the coverlid was cloth of gold.
(Cov"er-point`) n. The fielder in the games of cricket and lacrosse who supports "point."
(Co*versed" sine) [Co- (=co- in co- sine) + versed sine.] (Geom.) The versed sine of
the complement of an arc or angle. See Illust. of Functions.
(Cov"er-shame`) n. Something used to conceal infamy. [Obs.] Dryden.
(Cov"ert) a. [OF. covert, F. couvert, p. p. of couvrir. See Cover, v. t.]
1. Covered over; private; hid; secret; disguised.
How covert matters may be best disclosed.
Whether of open war or covert guile.
2. Sheltered; not open or exposed; retired; protected; as, a covert nook. Wordsworth.
Of either side the green, to plant a covert alley.
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.
(Cov"ert), n. [OF. See Covert, a.]