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
Seeking protection against what he called the overt and covert attempts and 'partisan and biased approach' of the petroleum ministry to intervene in a commercial dispute with RIL, Anil wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh offering to meet and explain the issues.
This is certainly in overt conflict with what the White House wants all Federal agencies to be doing so as to be "transparent" and "open".
This is serious big interest, private equity and financiers using their new boy for the first time in overt action.
Regarding the decline in overt violence, I think the role of technology deserves mention as well.
Obama was able to credential himself as an African American without engaging in overt racial politics.
In writing an essay for the book that accompanies the Corcoran exhibition, I adopted a style in overt homage to Ballard — in hopes that such a literary strategy might help illuminate this great body of work.
However the difference between "openly" and "overt" is less than that between "unredacted" and "censored" and so in some ways it is the biter bit.
Strict — the ACLU is engaging in overt religious discrimination, no matter how you slice it.
As a matter of internal US division of labor, there are policy (again, not legal) questions as to whether the CIA should be engaged in overt conventional war, or something starting to approach that.
Non-Muslim worshipers risk arrest, imprisonment, lashing, deportation, and sometimes torture for engaging in overt religious activity that attracts official attention.