from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Open and observable; not hidden, concealed, or secret: overt hostility; overt intelligence gathering.
- adj. Of, relating to, or being military or intelligence operations sanctioned or mandated by Congress: overt aid to the rebels.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Open and not secret nor concealed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Open to view; public; apparent; manifest. Opposite of
- adj. Not covert; open; public; manifest.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Open; yielding easy passage.
- Plain to the view; apparent; not covert; open; manifest.
- In heraldry: Having the wings spread: said of a bird. The wings are represented with the points downward unless blazoned as overt elevated.
- Open: said of anything that is commonly shut: as, a purse overt.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. open and observable; not secret or hidden
Middle English, from Old French, past participle of ovrir, to open, from Vulgar Latin *ōperīre, alteration (influenced by Latin cōperīre, to cover) of Latin aperīre.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French overt ("open") (modern French ouvert). (Wiktionary)