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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ All he needed was a sweeping black cloak ... She hauled herself back to reality.
▪ At one moment we see a little boy dressed in a black cloak gliding along.
▪ Her black cloak streamed behind her.
▪ The black mourning cloak butterflies are back again.
▪ As I said she wore a mask, and a rich black cloak with white lambswool trimmings.
▪ The black cloak of hair streamed now over her hips and legs.
▪ She flung herself from her horse and smothered the burning body with her black cloak.
▪ They were moving with difficulty, perhaps hampered by their long black cloaks, but they were coming downhill fast.
▪ Night Goblins live in the tunnels and caverns beneath the mountains, and dress in black or dark cloaks and hoods.
▪ The brightness in them was fading as death's dark cloak slowly wrapped around her.
▪ So brave, so dashing when he swirled that long cloak around him.
▪ With his long blue cloak fastened across his shoulders, his injury was hidden and his height emphasised.
▪ He had on the long white cloak which signified to the audience that he was wearing nothing at all.
▪ They were moving with difficulty, perhaps hampered by their long black cloaks, but they were coming downhill fast.
▪ Then he felt inside his long cloak and pulled out a map.
▪ He picked up the red and white cloak and wrapped it around her shoulders, red side outwards.
▪ He was a fine figure of a puppet, in a red cloak and a hat with a feather.
▪ He pulled his awkward cloak about his shoulders and closed his eyes, emptying his head of preoccupations.
▪ If you pulled an ordinary conventional cloak over it, nobody would even see it.
▪ A figure emerged, pulling a cloak about him.
▪ Felix threw himself down next to the nearest fire, and pulled his cloak tight about him.
▪ He pulled his cloak more firmly round his body and threaded his way through the trees.
▪ Benjamin and I hid our exasperation, took our cloaks and followed her into the snow-covered grounds.
▪ After you had slain the lady, you took one of her cloaks as well as the ring from her finger.
▪ Athelstan patted him gently, took his cloak from the house and rejoined Benedicta and Vincentius.
▪ Trying to take the cloak off Colley's back, he only succeeded in tearing it.
▪ He was pious, and Gregory even recounts a miracle worked by a thread taken from his cloak.
▪ Charles was avoiding marriage like the plague, and Henry had taken on the cloak of religion.
▪ But Nigel took the cloak home with him and it's been another string to his bow ever since.
▪ I took my cloak from its hook and wrapped it round me.
▪ The laibon goes off for a moment and returns wearing his cloak as the old lady produces some stools.
▪ He would dress the part, even though he wore a cloak or hood.
▪ You are wearing a cloak such as was worn every day by the likes of your mama, your grandmama and yourself.
▪ Some wore cloaks clasped at the neck with huge ornamental brooches.
▪ He wore a heavy cloak of dark cloth that came down to his ankles.
▪ They like to wear the cloak of socialism because it's trendy on the international stage.
▪ He wore a yellow-brown silk cloak with cotton trim; his sleeves were long, extending over his hands.
▪ Her sight cleared slowly, and she saw she too wore a green cloak.
▪ Joan wrapped the sturdy cloak more closely around herself, concealing all but the lower part of her face.
▪ Li Yuan rose, knowing it was important, letting Master Nan wrap the cloak about his nakedness.
▪ Bruce stirred and wrapped his cloak firmly about him.
▪ We must beware of the use of ethnicity to wrap a spurious cloak of legitimacy around the speaker who invokes it.
▪ The piper was coming towards him wrapped in a black cloak, playing ... what had he been playing?
▪ After you had slain the lady, you took one of her cloaks as well as the ring from her finger.
▪ As I said she wore a mask, and a rich black cloak with white lambswool trimmings.
▪ At one moment we see a little boy dressed in a black cloak gliding along.
▪ Corbett gagged at the bitter-sweet smell of corruption and covered his mouth and nose with his cloak to prevent himself choking.
▪ Darkness threw a cloak over my strangeness, so that people let me pass with a nod or a softly called greeting.
▪ I can really see Cadfael rattling round in his black cloak, taking a short cut on his errands round the town.
▪ It was almost warm, and Riven hung his cloak by the saddle bow.
▪ The snow was begin-ning to stick to my cloak.
▪ And he has laid himself wide open to the kind of criticism that will cloak him in a dark shroud of misery.
▪ Blasting through the grey language that usually cloaks such matters he accuses the Fund of corruption, self-interest and deceit.
▪ Evening twilight soon spread over the ocean and we were cloaked in the security of darkness.
▪ It also ensures that the city is permanently cloaked in a stinking cloud of smoke and dust.
▪ Often they are cloaked in the respectability of scientific terminology or social acceptability.
▪ The fire crackled and cloaked my advance.
▪ The hills behind my house are cloaked with three separate quilts.
▪ Though once cloaked in the trappings of the occult, conversations with local psychics suggest a slightly more psychotherapeutic approach.
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.]

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  1. n. anything that covers or conceals

  2. a loose outer garment


v. hide under a false appearance; "He masked his disappointment" [syn: dissemble, mask]


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.

Cloak (disambiguation)

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 (Star Trek)

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.