King James Bible Dictionary



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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COVERTLY, adverb Secretly; closely; in private; insidiously.

Among the poets, Persius covertly strikes at Nero.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COVERTNESS, noun Secrecy; privacy.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. Covering; shelter; defense.

2. In law, the state of a married woman, who is considered as under cover, or the power of her husband, and therefore called a feme-covert, or femme-couvert. The coverture of a woman disables her from making contracts to the prejudice of herself or husband, without his allowance or confirmation.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COVERT-WAY, noun In fortification, a space of ground level with the field, on the edge of the ditch, three or four fathoms broad, ranging quite round the half moons or other works, towards the country. It has a parapet raised on a level, together with its banquets and glacis. It is called also the corridor, and sometimes the counterscarp, because it is on the edge of the scarp.