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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cloak mean? 

CLOAK (noun)
  The noun CLOAK has 2 senses:

1. anything that covers or conceals
2. a loose outer garment

  Familiarity information: CLOAK used as a noun is rare.

CLOAK (verb)
  The verb CLOAK has 1 sense:

1. hide under a false appearance

  Familiarity information: CLOAK used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CLOAK (noun)

Sense 1cloak [BACK TO TOP]


Anything that covers or conceals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("cloak" is a kind of...):

covering (an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it))

Sense 2cloak [BACK TO TOP]


A loose outer garment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("cloak" is a kind of...):

outer garment; overgarment (a garment worn over other garments)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cloak"):

burnoose; burnous; burnouse (a long hooded cloak woven of wool in one piece; worn by Arabs and Moors)

tunic (any of a variety of loose fitting cloaks extending to the hips or knees)

toga (a one-piece cloak worn by men in ancient Rome)

shawl (cloak consisting of an oblong piece of cloth used to cover the head and shoulders)

poncho (a blanket-like cloak with a hole in the center for the head)

pallium (cloak or mantle worn by men in ancient Rome)

opera cloak; opera hood (a large cloak worn over evening clothes)

jellaba (a loose cloak with a hood; worn in the Middle East and northern Africa)

domino (a loose hooded cloak worn with a half mask as part of a masquerade costume)

dolman (a woman's cloak with dolman sleeves)

capuchin (a hooded cloak for women)

capote; hooded cloak (a long cloak with a hood that can be pulled over the head)

cape; mantle (a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter)

caftan; kaftan (a (cotton or silk) cloak with full sleeves and sash reaching down to the ankles; worn by men in the Levant)

wrap; wrapper (cloak that is folded or wrapped around a person)

CLOAK (verb)

Sense 1cloak [BACK TO TOP]


Hide under a false appearance

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling


cloak; mask; dissemble

Context example:

He masked his disappointment

Hypernyms (to "cloak" is one way to...):

disguise (make unrecognizable)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

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