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Other Cloak Definition

[n] a loose outer garment
[n] anything that covers or conceals
[v] hide under a false appearance


dissemble, mask

Misc. Definitions

\Cloak\ (?; 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. --South. {Cloak bag}, a bag in which a cloak or other clothes are carried; a portmanteau. --Shak.
\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. --Spenser. Syn: See {Palliate}.

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