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King James Dictionary [1]

Covert a.

1. Covered hid private secret concealed.

Whether of open war, or covert guile.

2. Disguised insidious. 3. Sheltered not open or exposed as a covert alley, or place. 4. Under cover, authority or protection as a feme-covert, a married woman who is considered as being under the influence and protection of her husband.


1. A covering, or covering place a place which covers and shelters a shelter a defense.

A tabernacle--for a covert from storm and rain.  Isaiah 4 .

I will trust in the covert of thy wings.  Psalms 111 .

2. A thicket a shady place, or a hiding place.  1 Samuel 25 .  Job 38 .

Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types [2]

 Psalm 61:4 (b) This is a beautiful picture of the protection and loving care of the Lord for His own children who come to rest under His wings, and in His presence.

 Isaiah 4:6 (b) The term is used to describe the safety and comfort of those who in the day of the Lord's glory and His reign on the earth, will be found among His people and will walk in His fellowship.

 Isaiah 32:2 (a) We find here a picture of comfort, safety and blessing enjoyed by the one who trusts his life and his soul to the Lord Jesus This person begins to walk with GOD and to live for His glory.

Webster's Dictionary [3]

(1): (v. t.) Under cover, authority or protection; as, a feme covert, a married woman who is considered as being under the protection and control of her husband.

(2): (a.) A place that covers and protects; a shelter; a defense.

(3): (v. t.) Sheltered; not open or exposed; retired; protected; as, a covert nook.

(4): (v. t.) Covered over; private; hid; secret; disguised.

(5): (a.) One of the special feathers covering the bases of the quills of the wings and tail of a bird. See Illust. of Bird.

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [4]

prop. some form of the verb סָתִר , Sathar , to hide: namely סֵתֶר , Se'Ther , a shelter ( 1 Samuel 25:20;  Job 40:21;  Psalms 61:4;  Isaiah 16:4;  Isaiah 20:2; elsewhere usually "secret place"); מַסְתּוֹר , Mistor , protection ( Isaiah 4:6); elsewhere some form of the verb סָכִךְ , Sakak , to weave: namely, מוּסָךְ , Musak (text מֵיסָךְ , Meysak ), a covered walk or portico (Sept. Θεμέλιον , apparently reading מוּסָד , Vulg. Musarch ); סֹךְ , Sok , a lair ( Jeremiah 25:8; "den,"  Psalms 10:9; elsewhere a hut, "pavilion,"  Psalms 27:5; "tabernacle," Psalm 867:2); סֻכָּה , Sukkah ( Job 38:40), a booth (as elsewhere usually rendered). This term is generally applied to a thicket for wild beasts, but in  2 Kings 16:18, we read that Ahaz, when spoiling the Temple, "took down the covert ( מוּסָךְ , Musak ) for the Sabbath that they had built in the house;" which bishop Patrick imagines was a covered place, where the king sat, in the porch of the Temple, or at the entrance of it, upon the Sabbath, or other great solemnities. Ahaz took this away, intending, probably, not to trouble himself with coming to the Temple any more, but to sacrifice elsewhere." (See Court). It rather designates a cloister, shaded from the heat of the sun for the accommodation of the courtly worshippers (Thenius, in loc.), such as we know ran around the interior of the Temple in later times. (See Temple).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [5]

kuv´ẽrt  : Now seldom used, except for game, and then generally spelt "cover." "A covered way" ( 2 Kings 16:18 the King James Version); also a shelter of any kind (  Isaiah 4:6 ); "a hiding place," "a lair," "a hut" ( Job 38:40 ); "a place of secrecy," "a secret way" ( 1 Samuel 25:20;  Job 40:21;  Psalm 61:4;  Isaiah 16:4;  Isaiah 32:2 ); "a den," "a lair" ( Jeremiah 25:38 ).