Cloak

  • 1 Cloak — (kl[=o]k; 110), n. [Of. cloque cloak (from the bell like shape), bell, F. cloche bell; perh. of Celtic origin and the same word as E. clock. See 1st {Clock}.] 1. A loose outer garment, extending from the neck downwards, and commonly without… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Cloak — Cloak, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cloaked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cloaking}.] To cover with, or as with, a cloak; hence, to hide or conceal. [1913 Webster] Now glooming sadly, so to cloak her matter. Spenser. Syn: See {Palliate}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 cloak — cloak; cloak·less; cloak·let; un·cloak; …

    English syllables

  • 4 cloak — ► NOUN 1) an overgarment that hangs loosely from the shoulders over the arms to the knees or ankles. 2) something that hides or covers: a cloak of secrecy. 3) (cloaks) Brit. a cloakroom. ► VERB ▪ dress or hide in a cloak. ORIGIN Old French cloke …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 cloak — [klōk] n. [ME cloke, cloak < OFr < ML clocca (see CLOCK1), a bell, cloak: so called from its bell like appearance] 1. a loose outer garment, usually sleeveless and extending to or below the knees 2. something that covers or conceals;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 cloak — [n] cover; coat beard, blind, camouflage, cape, capote, disguise, facade, face, front, guise, manteau, mantle, mask, pretext, semblance, shawl, shield, show, veneer, wrap; concepts 451,475,680 cloak [v] disguise blanket, camouflage, coat, conceal …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 cloak — I verb beguile, belie, blind, bluff, bury, camouflage, cloud, conceal, conceal the truth, construe falsely, couch, cover, cover up, curtain, deceive, decoy, disguise, dissemble, dissimulare, dissimulate, distort, divert, dress up, dupe, eclipse,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 cloak — vb mask, *disguise, dissemble, camouflage Analogous words: conceal, *hide, screen Antonyms: uncloak Contrasted words: *reveal, disclose, discover, betray …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 Cloak — For other uses, see Cloak (disambiguation). Evening cloak or manteau, from Costume Parisien, 1823 …

    Wikipedia

  • 10 cloak — cloak1 [kləuk US klouk] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old North French; Origin: cloque bell, cloak , from Medieval Latin clocca bell ( CLOCK1); because of its shape] 1.) a warm piece of clothing like a coat without sleeves that hangs loosely from your… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 cloak — [[t]klo͟ʊk[/t]] cloaks, cloaking, cloaked 1) N COUNT A cloak is a long, loose, sleeveless piece of clothing which people used to wear over their other clothes when they went out. 2) N SING: N of n A cloak of something such as mist or snow… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 cloak — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ heavy, thick ▪ hooded ▪ black, dark, etc. ▪ ragged, tattered …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 cloak — I n. shield under a cloak (under the cloak of anonymity) II v. (d; tr.) to cloak in (cloaked in secrecy) * * * [kləʊk] [ shield ] under a cloak (under, the cloak of anonymity) (d; tr.) to cloak in (cloaked in secrecy) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 cloak — {{11}}cloak (n.) late 13c., from O.N.Fr. cloque (O.Fr. cloche) travelling cloak, from M.L. clocca travelers cape, lit. a bell, so called from the garment s bell like appearance (see BELL (Cf. bell); the word is thus a doublet of CLOCK (Cf.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 15 cloak — n. & v. n. 1 an outdoor over garment, usu. sleeveless, hanging loosely from the shoulders. 2 a covering (cloak of snow). 3 (in pl.) = CLOAKROOM. v.tr. 1 cover with a cloak. 2 conceal, disguise. Phrases and idioms: cloak and dagger involving… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 cloak — I. noun Etymology: Middle English cloke, from Anglo French cloque bell, cloak, from Medieval Latin clocca bell; from its shape Date: 13th century 1. a loose outer garment 2. something likened to an outer garment: as a. something that envelops or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 cloak — I UK [kləʊk] / US [kloʊk] noun Word forms cloak : singular cloak plural cloaks * 1) [countable] a long thick loose coat without sleeves, that fastens around your neck 2) [singular] mainly literary something that covers or hides something else II… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 cloak — noun 1》 an overgarment that hangs loosely from the shoulders. 2》 something that hides or covers: a cloak of secrecy. 3》 (cloaks) Brit. a cloakroom. verb 1》 dress in a cloak. 2》 cover or hide: snow cloaked everything. Origin ME: from OFr. cloke,… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 cloak — 1 noun 1 (C) a warm piece of clothing like a coat without sleeves that hangs loosely from your shoulders 2 (singular) an organization, activity, or way of behaving that deliberately protects someone or keeps something secret (+ for): The… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 cloak — /kloʊk / (say klohk) noun 1. a loose outer garment. 2. that which covers or conceals; disguise; pretext. –verb (t) 3. to cover with, or as with a cloak. 4. to hide; conceal. 5. to place in a cloakroom: to cloak your bags. {Middle English cloke,… …

    Australian English dictionary


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