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cloak

 (klōk)
n.
1. A long, loose outer garment, usually having a hood and no sleeves.
2. Something that covers or conceals: a cloak of secrecy.
tr.v. cloaked, cloak·ing, cloaks
To cover or conceal with a cloak or something that acts like a cloak: mist that cloaks the mountains. See Synonyms at disguise, hide1.

[Middle English cloke, from Old North French cloque, cloak, bell (from its shape), from Medieval Latin clocca; see clock1.]

cloak

(kləʊk)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a wraplike outer garment fastened at the throat and falling straight from the shoulders
2. something that covers or conceals
vb (tr)
3. to cover with or as if with a cloak
4. to hide or disguise
[C13: from Old French cloque, from Medieval Latin clocca cloak, bell; referring to the bell-like shape]

cloak

(kloʊk)

n.
1. a loose outer garment, as a cape or coat.
2. something that covers or conceals; disguise; pretense.
v.t.
3. to cover with a cloak.
4. to hide; conceal.
[1175–1225; Middle English cloke (< Old French) < Medieval Latin clocca bell-shaped cape]

cloak


Past participle: cloaked
Gerund: cloaking

Imperative
cloak
cloak
Present
I cloak
you cloak
he/she/it cloaks
we cloak
you cloak
they cloak
Preterite
I cloaked
you cloaked
he/she/it cloaked
we cloaked
you cloaked
they cloaked
Present Continuous
I am cloaking
you are cloaking
he/she/it is cloaking
we are cloaking
you are cloaking
they are cloaking
Present Perfect
I have cloaked
you have cloaked
he/she/it has cloaked
we have cloaked
you have cloaked
they have cloaked
Past Continuous
I was cloaking
you were cloaking
he/she/it was cloaking
we were cloaking
you were cloaking
they were cloaking
Past Perfect
I had cloaked
you had cloaked
he/she/it had cloaked
we had cloaked
you had cloaked
they had cloaked
Future
I will cloak
you will cloak
he/she/it will cloak
we will cloak
you will cloak
they will cloak
Future Perfect
I will have cloaked
you will have cloaked
he/she/it will have cloaked
we will have cloaked
you will have cloaked
they will have cloaked
Future Continuous
I will be cloaking
you will be cloaking
he/she/it will be cloaking
we will be cloaking
you will be cloaking
they will be cloaking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cloaking
you have been cloaking
he/she/it has been cloaking
we have been cloaking
you have been cloaking
they have been cloaking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cloaking
you will have been cloaking
he/she/it will have been cloaking
we will have been cloaking
you will have been cloaking
they will have been cloaking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cloaking
you had been cloaking
he/she/it had been cloaking
we had been cloaking
you had been cloaking
they had been cloaking
Conditional
I would cloak
you would cloak
he/she/it would cloak
we would cloak
you would cloak
they would cloak
Past Conditional
I would have cloaked
you would have cloaked
he/she/it would have cloaked
we would have cloaked
you would have cloaked
they would have cloaked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cloak - anything that covers or concealscloak - anything that covers or conceals  
covering - an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
2.cloak - a loose outer garment
burnoose, burnous, burnouse - a long hooded cloak woven of wool in one piece; worn by Arabs and Moors
caftan, kaftan - a (cotton or silk) cloak with full sleeves and sash reaching down to the ankles; worn by men in the Levant
cape, mantle - a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
hooded cloak, capote - a long cloak with a hood that can be pulled over the head
capuchin - a hooded cloak for women
cope - a long cloak; worn by a priest or bishop on ceremonial occasions
dolman - a woman's cloak with dolman sleeves
domino - a loose hooded cloak worn with a half mask as part of a masquerade costume
jellaba - a loose cloak with a hood; worn in the Middle East and northern Africa
opera cloak, opera hood - a large cloak worn over evening clothes
outer garment, overgarment - a garment worn over other garments
pallium - cloak or mantle worn by men in ancient Rome
poncho - a blanket-like cloak with a hole in the center for the head
shawl - cloak consisting of an oblong piece of cloth used to cover the head and shoulders
toga - a one-piece cloak worn by men in ancient Rome
tunic - any of a variety of loose fitting cloaks extending to the hips or knees
wrap, wrapper - cloak that is folded or wrapped around a person
Verb1.cloak - hide under a false appearance; "He masked his disappointment"
disguise, mask - make unrecognizable; "The herb masks the garlic taste"; "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"
2.cloak - cover as if with clothing; "the mountain was clothed in tropical trees"
spread over, cover - form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave"
3.cloak - cover with or as if with a cloak; "cloaked monks"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"

cloak

noun
1. cape, coat, wrap, mantle She set out, wrapping her cloak about her.
2. covering, layer, blanket, shroud Today most of England will be under a cloak of thick mist.
3. disguise, front, cover, screen, blind, mask, shield, cover-up, façade, pretext, smoke screen, smoke and mirrors Individualism is sometimes used as a cloak for self-interest.
verb
1. cover, coat, wrap, blanket, shroud, envelop The coastline was cloaked in fog.
2. cover, screen, hide, mask, disguise, conceal, obscure, veil, camouflage He uses jargon to cloak his inefficiency.

cloak

noun
1. A garment wrapped about a person:
verb
1. To cover as if with clothes:
2. To surround and cover completely so as to obscure:
3. To prevent (something) from being known:
Idioms: keep under cover, keep under wraps.
Translations
عَباءَه، مِعْطَف فَضْفاضيُغَطّ بِعَباءَه
аба
plášťpláštěnkapřkrýtzahalit
dækkeindhyllekappeslag
köpönyeg
dyljaskikkja; hula; skjól
apsiaustaspridengtirūbinė
aizsegsapmetnisapsegtapslēptsega
ogrinjalo

cloak

[kləʊk]
A. Ncapa f, manto m
under the cloak of darkness (fig) → al amparo de la oscuridad
B. VT (= cover) → cubrir (in, with de) (fig) → encubrir, disimular
a cloaked figureuna silueta envuelta or embozada en una capa

cloak

[ˈkləʊk]
ncape f
vt (= conceal) → cacher
to be cloaked in secrecy → être couvert(e) du voile du secretcloak-and-dagger [ˌkləʊkəndˈdægər] modifclandestin(e)

cloak

n (lit)Umhang m; (fig: = disguise) → Deckmantel m; (= veil: of secrecy etc) → Schleier m; under the cloak of darknessim Schutz der Dunkelheit
vt (fig)verhüllen; fog cloaked the towndie Stadt war in Nebel gehüllt

cloak

:
cloak-and-dagger
adjmysteriös, geheimnisumwittert; cloak playKriminalstück nt; a cloak operationeine Nacht-und-Nebel-Aktion
cloakroom
n
(Brit: for coats) → Garderobe f
(Brit euph) → Waschraum m (euph)

cloak

[kləʊk]
1. ncappa, mantello
under the cloak of darkness (fig) → sotto il manto delle tenebre
2. vtavvolgere

cloak

(kləuk) noun
a loose outer garment without sleeves, covering most of the body; something that conceals. a woollen cloak; They arrived under cloak of darkness.
verb
to cover or hide. He used a false name to cloak his activities.
ˈcloakroom noun
1. a room for coats, hats etc.
2. a lavatory. the ladies' cloakroom.
References in classic literature ?
She was not elegantly dressed, but a noble-looking woman, and the girls thought the gray cloak and unfashionable bonnet covered the most splendid mother in the world.
Suddenly she sprang to her feet and, snatching a cloak from a rack by the front door, ran out of the house.
It was just as if you were in some dark room, and some one waved a wet velvet cloak over your head--spooky like
After all the others had gathered round the card-tables and young Duval had been warned by Prudence, Marguerite descended the staircase with Varville; such a cloak, such a fan, such jewels--and her face
The Doctor doubled his old-fashioned cloak across his breast as he strode home through the darkness.
He was enveloped in a cloak that might have been intended as a protection from the chilling damps of the woods, but which served equally well as a mantle to conceal his person.
With a sudden resolution she arose, dressed herself quietly and completely, threw a heavy cloak over her head and shoulders, and opened the door between the living-room and her own.
The mantle, or rather the ragged cloak, of old Matthew Maule had fallen upon his children.
He wore a dark feather in his hat, a border of embroidery on his cloak, and a black velvet tunic beneath -- a gentleman advanced in years, with a hard experience written in his wrinkles.
On mounting a rising ground, which brought the figure of his fellow-traveller in relief against the sky, gigantic in height, and muffled in a cloak, Ichabod was horror-struck on perceiving that he was headless
Here comes another with a sou'-wester and a bombazine cloak.
Why, there's that old bombazin cloak, that you keep on purpose to put over me when I take my afternoon's nap; you might as well give her that,--she needs clothes.