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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 ?
Go on your way, and in a short time you will come to a tree on which sit nine birds who have a cloak in their claws and are quarrelling over it.
Why, she'll rush out more dead than alive just in the things she is wearing; if you delay at all there'll be tears and 'Papa' and 'Mamma,' and she's frozen in a minute and must go back- but you wrap the fur cloak round her first thing and carry her to the sleigh.
and Gondy, in surplice and cloak, appeared, moving tranquilly in the midst of the fusillade and bestowing his benedictions to the right and left, as undisturbed as if he were leading a procession of the Fete Dieu.
And you too, old man, for a shirt and a cloak would doubtless make up a very pretty story.
A SHEPHERD driving his Sheep to a wood, saw an oak of unusual size full of acorns, and spreading his cloak under the branches, he climbed up into the tree and shook them down.
Through Theresa I have received your message that you need an embroidered cloak to wear, so I will go and purchase one.
nobody in this place ever appeared in person if he could help it), and just beyond the office, on the way to the servants' quarters, was the gentlemen's cloak room, the last boundary of the gentlemen's domain.
The foremost was a man of stern visage, wearing a steeple-crowned hat and a skull-cap beneath it; a dark cloak, and huge wrinkled boots that came half-way up his legs.
Take off her cloak," he cried, raising his hand to her neck.
She rose at once to her feet, and swept her cloak haughtily around her.
Not fit to eat; but the skins will do fine to line my old cloak.
As our charge was wrapped in his cloak, I purposely passed within a boat or two's length of the floating Custom House, and so out to catch the stream, alongside of two emigrant ships, and under the bows of a large transport with troops on the forecastle looking down at us.