What is covert?

  • (noun): A covering that serves to conceal or shelter something.
    Synonyms: screen, cover, concealment
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on covert:

Covert Organizations - Military Intelligence and Foreign Policy
... See also Active measures Covert operations and clandestine operations are distinct ... Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (Joint Publication JP1-02), defines "covert operation" as "an operation that is so planned and executed as to conceal the identity of or permit ... A covert operation differs from a clandestine operation in that emphasis is placed on concealment of identity of sponsor rather than on concealment of the ...
Covert, New York - Communities and Locations in Covert
... Covert – The hamlet of Covert is south of Interlaken on NY-96 ... The Covert Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 ... Dawson Corners – A location southeast of Covert on County Road 142 ...
Covert Organizations - Representations in Popular Culture
... Covert operations have often been the subject of popular novels, films, TV series, comics, etc ... The Company is a fictional covert organization featured in the American television drama/thriller series Prison Break ... Also other series that deal with covert operations are Mission Impossible, Alias, Burn Notice, The Unit, The State Within, Covert Affairs and 24 ...
Covert (disambiguation)
... A Covert usually describes events carried out in secrecy ... Covert may also refer to Covert (surname) Covert (automobile), an automobile built in the United States of America in 1904 Covert (feather), a type of feather Covert (linguistics), a linguistic ...
Covert Operations Ltd
... Covert Operations was a game developer founded in Scotland in 2000 by Niall Fraser ... of Denki's award winning game Denki Blocks! In May 2003 Covert Operations was sold to pioneering game studio IOMO for an undiclosed sum ...

More definitions of "covert":

  • (adj): Secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed.
    Example: "Covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"
  • (noun): A flock of coots.
  • (adj): Of a wife; under the protection of her husband.

Famous quotes containing the word covert:

    This declared indifference, but as I must think, covert real zeal for the spread of slavery, I can not but hate. I hate it because of the monstrous injustice of slavery itself. I hate it because it deprives our republican example of its just influence in the world ... and especially because it forces so many really good men amongst ourselves into an open war with the very fundamental principles of civil liberty.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    There was the murdered corpse, in covert laid,
    And violent death in thousand shapes displayed;
    The city to the soldier’s rage resigned;
    Successless wars, and poverty behind;
    Ships burnt in fight, or forced on rocky shores,
    And the rash hunter strangled by the boars;
    The newborn babe by nurses overlaid;
    And the cook caught within the raging fire he made.
    Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?–1400)