Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Open and observable; not hidden, concealed, or secret.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or being military or intelligence operations sanctioned or mandated by Congress.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Open to view; public; apparent; manifest. Opposite of hidden.
  • adjective (Law) Not covert; open; public; manifest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Open and not secret nor concealed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective open and observable; not secret or hidden

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French overt ("open") (modern French ouvert).

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