from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A loose outer garment, such as a cape.
- n. Something that covers or conceals: a cloak of secrecy.
- transitive v. To cover or conceal with or as if with a cloak. See Synonyms at clothe, disguise, hide1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A long outer garment worn over the shoulders covering the back; a cape, often with a hood.
- n. A blanket-like covering, often metaphorical.
- n. A text replacement for an IRC user's hostname or IP address, making the user less identifiable.
- v. To cover as with a cloak.
- v. To render invisible via futuristic technology.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. That which conceals; a disguise or pretext; an excuse; a fair pretense; a mask; a cover.
- transitive v. To cover with, or as with, a cloak; hence, to hide or conceal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Properly, a loose outer garment without sleeves, worn by either sex as a protection from the weather: now frequently used, though erroneously, for a sleeved outer wrap worn by women.
- n. Figuratively, that which conceals; a cover; a disguise or pretext; an excuse; a fair pretense.
- To cover with or as with a cloak.
- Figuratively, to cover up; hide; conceal.
- Synonyms To hide, conceal, mask, cover, veil, screen.
- To intrigue; hold secret council.
- n. In mollusks, same as mantle or pallium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cover with or as if with a cloak
- v. cover as if with clothing
- v. hide under a false appearance
- n. anything that covers or conceals
- n. a loose outer garment
The cause of the unity of the cloak (in this sense of ˜cloak™) is just the cause of bronze being made round.
Was the great massacre above made in the circumstance of the tradition below, to wit: There was a settlement or Indian nation where appeared several white men under the cloak of missionaries, (the reason I use the term cloak is by the way it terminated), and preached to them the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the great love evinced by the Father in sending his only son to suffer and die on the cross to redeem the red children of nature, as well as the pale faces, from their degradation, shame and woe, to that of endless felicity beyond the shores of time.
So Harry's cloak is a Christmas twofer of unbridled joy.
The new cloak is made up of more than 10,000 individual pieces of fiberglass arranged in parallel rows.
However, because of its all dielectric composition and design, Zhang says the cloak is relatively easy to fabricate and should be upwardly scalable.
The edging of sea-shells along the Virgin's cloak is partially inspired by Clarke's work, and also refers specifically to St. Bernard's devotion to the Virgin as Star of the Sea; the saint is thought to be the first to have invoked the Virgin under this title.
Now, the protective propaganda cloak is shredding.
• Invisibility cloak is one step closer after science demo Link
The concept of a superlens cloak is a long way from a workable device, but the integrity of the mathematical concept has sent some experimentalists into the laboratory to try and turn the theory into reality.
“Your transpositional cloak is soiled,” the sociologist noted.