Crossword clues for cloak
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cloak \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.]
A loose outer garment, extending from the neck downwards, and commonly without sleeves. It is longer than a cape, and is worn both by men and by women.
That which conceals; a disguise or pretext; an excuse; a fair pretense; a mask; a cover.
No man is esteemed any ways considerable for policy who wears religion otherwise than as a cloak.
Cloak bag, a bag in which a cloak or other clothes are carried; a portmanteau.
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.
Now glooming sadly, so to cloak her matter.
Syn: See Palliate.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 13c., "long, loose outer garment," from Old North French cloque (Old French cloche, cloke) "travelling cloak," from Medieval Latin clocca "travelers' cape," literally "a bell," so called from the garment's bell-like shape (the word is thus a doublet of clock (n.1)). An article of everyday wear in England through 16c., somewhat revived 19c. as a fashion garment. Cloak-and-dagger (adj.) attested from 1848, said to be ultimately translating French de cape et d'épée, suggestive of stealthy violence and intrigue.\n\nOther "cloak and dagger pieces," as Bouterwek tells us the Spaniards call their intriguing comedies, might be tried advantageously in the night, ....
["Levana; or the Doctrine of Education," English translation, London, 1848]
c.1500, from cloak (n.). Figuratively from 1540s. Related: Cloaked; cloaking.
n. A long outer garment worn over the shoulders covering the back; a cape, often with a hood. vb. 1 To cover as with a cloak. 2 (context science fiction ambitransitive English) To render or become invisible via futuristic technology.
n. anything that covers or conceals
a loose outer garment
A cloak is a type of loose garment that is worn over indoor clothing and serves the same purpose as an overcoat; it protects the wearer from the cold, rain or wind for example, or it may form part of a fashionable outfit or uniform. Cloaks have been used by myriad historic societies; many climates favor wearing a full-body garment which is easily removed and does not constrain the wearer with sleeves. Over time cloak designs have been changed to match fashion and available textiles.
Cloaks generally fasten at the neck or over the shoulder, vary in length, from hip all the way down to the ankle, mid-calf being the normal length. They may have an attached hood, and may cover and fasten down the front, in which case they have holes or slits for the hands to pass through. However, cloaks are almost always sleeveless.
A cloak is a type of loose garment that is worn over indoor clothing. Terms sometimes translated as cloak, in this sense, include:
- Ketonet, a biblical garment used by Israelite priests.
The word may also refer to one of the following:
- Cloaking device, a previously science-fiction, stealth system
- Cloak of invisibility, in fiction
- Cloak, Marvel Comics character
- Cloak, a Star Trek novel
- Cloaking, a search engine optimization technique
- Cloak and cloaking are used as IRC terms related to hostmasks
Cloak is a Star Trek: The Original Series novel written by S. D. Perry. It is part of the Star Trek: Section 31 miniseries.
Usage examples of "cloak".
He also took off a cloak of fine material, in which he had dressed himself that day, and dressed the king in it, and sent for some colored boots, which he put on his feet, and he put a large silver ring on his finger, because he had heard that he had admired greatly a silver ornament worn by one of the sailors.
Many of the people afoot had worn and ragged coats, breeches out at the knee, dresses with tattered hems, and threadbare cloaks or none at all.
Whigs, was constantly using its principle and its prestige as a cloak for the aggrandizement of special interests.
Nest, but she had given glowing details, cloaked it with such an aura of glamour they had been agog with excitement.
He unclasped the silver agraffe at his neck and swung the cloak from his shoulders.
The Wing Commander had to penetrate the veil of bitterness with which the pilot cloaked his account to see the fine airmanship that had got Robert down at all.
Her heavy cloak, though far from alamodality, was of excellent material and well made.
Waiting until all was quiet, Rolan mounted in front of Alec and handed him back the cloak.
Giving them a polite nod, Alec tried to hurry past but one caught the edge of his cloak and yanked him roughly into their midst.
He gave Alec his belt dagger and a small, razorlike blade from the neck of his cloak.
Twitching his dusty cloak back, he showed Alec the wooden peg strapped to the stump of his left leg.
Cold with dread, Alec found the driver and helped him bundle Seregil, well wrapped in cloaks and blankets, into the carriage.
Ripping off his cloak, Alec gathered the hem of it in one hand and tossed the other end at the upthrust corner, hoping to catch it with the hood.
In a grey cloak and a round, grey hat with gold cords, followed closely by two shadowy attendant figures, he stepped briskly amain, eager to open those gates across the path of his ambition, locked against him hitherto by the very hands from which he now went to receive the key.
On one of the giants, Procopio saw a familiar face-that of Ameer Tukephremo, the Mulhorandi wizard who had sold him the cloaking spells in exchange for the promise of Halruaan magic.