cloak
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkloʊk/
Noun

cloak (plural cloaks)

  1. A long outer garment worn over the shoulders covering the back; a cape, often with a hood.
  2. A blanket-like covering, often metaphorical.
    Night hid her movements with its cloak of darkness.
  3. (figurative)  That which conceals; a disguise or pretext.
    1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, 1 Thessalonians 2:5 ↗:
    For neither at any time vsed wee flattering wordes, as yee knowe, nor a cloke of couetousnesse, God is witnesse:
    Robert South
    No man is esteemed any ways considerable for policy who wears religion otherwise than as a cloak.
  4. (Internet) A text replacement for an IRC user's hostname or IP address, making the user less identifiable.
Translations Translations Verb

cloak (cloaks, present participle cloaking; past and past participle cloaked)

  1. (transitive) To cover as with a cloak.
  2. (transitive, figurative) To hide or conceal.
  3. (science fiction, ambitransitive) To render or become invisible via futuristic technology.
    The ship cloaked before entering the enemy sector of space.
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