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

  • transitive v. To remove a cloak or cover from.
  • transitive v. To expose; reveal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To remove a cloak.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To remove, or take off, one's cloak.
  • transitive v. To remove a cloak or cover from; to deprive of a cloak or cover; to unmask; to reveal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To deprive of the cloak; remove the cloak from; hence, to reveal; bring to light.
  • To take off the cloak, or the outer garments generally.

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

  • v. reveal the true nature of
  • v. remove a cloak from


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  • I read somewhere, she said, that Marilyn Monroe knew how to do that—I mean, cloak and uncloak herself, but like on cue.

    Hollywood Savage

  • My point is however "legal" or "right" you are, when you uncloak that pistol chances of death occurring (including yours) rise dramatically.

    The Utah Exception

  • Charles Grassley Disclosing investor identities would uncloak thousands of clients, from wealthy individuals to pension funds and endowments, who generally want their investments private, said Stephen Vine, head of the investment-funds practice at law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

    Legislators Seek Hedge-Fund Disclosure

  • Both sides in the Great War used such disguised ships, though for different purposes: the Germans had their disguised raiders, and the British had Q-ships, vulnerable-looking merchants with hidden guns that were supposed to attract U-boats which, under Prize Rules, were supposed to challenge before attacking where there was no visible danger, not a restriction that was adhered to for long and then uncloak and sink them in a hail of shot.

    The Last Raider, by Douglas Reeman. Book review

  • I uncloak as I land in my yard, and stumble none-too-gracefully to a stop.


  • Just generate some porn names for them 'til they uncloak.

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  • But he is also pretty clear in this speech that he does not intend to sort of uncloak the mysteries of Mormonism.

    CNN Transcript Dec 6, 2007

  • She went after me on a few occasions for using a nom-de-plume; I would obligingly uncloak, but it never made a difference.

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  • Now that it's been uncovered and is less of a secret, Sony provides a way to uncloak it.

    Sony's Deteriorating DRM Mess: One Month Later

  • Not hiding it in the first place, or having told people how to uncloak it before an outsider discovered it, would have mitigated much harm.

    Sony's Deteriorating DRM Mess: One Month Later


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