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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. anything that covers or conceals;

2. a loose outer garment;


VERB (3)

1. hide under a false appearance;
- Example: "He masked his disappointment"
[syn: dissemble, cloak, mask]

2. cover as if with clothing;
- Example: "the mountain was clothed in tropical trees"
[syn: clothe, cloak, drape, robe]

3. cover with or as if with a cloak;
- Example: "cloaked monks"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cloak \Cloak\ (kl[=o]k; 110), n. [Of. cloque cloak (from the bell-like shape), bell, F. cloche bell; perh. of Celtic origin and the same word as E. clock. See 1st Clock.] 1. A loose outer garment, extending from the neck downwards, and commonly without sleeves. It is longer than a cape, and is worn both by men and by women. [1913 Webster] 2. That which conceals; a disguise or pretext; an excuse; a fair pretense; a mask; a cover. [1913 Webster] No man is esteemed any ways considerable for policy who wears religion otherwise than as a cloak. --South. [1913 Webster] Cloak bag, a bag in which a cloak or other clothes are carried; a portmanteau. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cloak \Cloak\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cloaked; p. pr. & vb. n. Cloaking.] To cover with, or as with, a cloak; hence, to hide or conceal. [1913 Webster] Now glooming sadly, so to cloak her matter. --Spenser. Syn: See Palliate. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cloak n 1: anything that covers or conceals 2: a loose outer garment v 1: hide under a false appearance; "He masked his disappointment" [syn: dissemble, cloak, mask] 2: cover as if with clothing; "the mountain was clothed in tropical trees" [syn: clothe, cloak, drape, robe] 3: cover with or as if with a cloak; "cloaked monks"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

148 Moby Thesaurus words for "cloak": alibi, apology, apply to, arm, armor, becloud, befog, blanket, bless, blind, block, bonnet, boot, breech, camouflage, canopy, cap, cape, champion, clothe, cloud, coat, coif, color, compass about, conceal, concealment, cope, copyright, cover, cover story, cover up, cover-up, coverage, covering, covert, coverture, cowl, cowling, curtain, cushion, defend, device, disguise, dissemble, dissimulate, distract attention from, drape, drapery, dress up, eclipse, ensconce, enshroud, ensure, envelop, excuse, facade, face, feint, fence, fend, film, frock, front, gloss, gloss over, gown, guarantee, guard, guise, handle, hanging, harbor, hat, haven, hide, hood, housing, insure, jacket, keep, keep from harm, keep under cover, lame excuse, lay on, lay over, locus standi, make safe, mantle, mask, muffle, nestle, obduce, obfuscate, obscure, occult, ostensible motive, overcoat, overlay, overspread, pall, patent, police, poncho, poor excuse, pretense, pretension, pretext, protect, protestation, public motive, put on, put-off, refuge, register, ride shotgun for, robe, safeguard, screen, scum, secure, semblance, shade, sham, shelter, shield, shirt, shoe, show, shroud, slur over, smoke screen, sock, spread over, stalking-horse, stocking, stratagem, subterfuge, superimpose, superpose, trick, underwrite, varnish, veil, veneer, vestment, whitewash, wrap
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Cloak an upper garment, "an exterior tunic, wide and long, reaching to the ankles, but without sleeves" (Isa. 59:17). The word so rendered is elsewhere rendered "robe" or "mantle." It was worn by the high priest under the ephod (Ex. 28:31), by kings and others of rank (1 Sam. 15:27; Job 1:20; 2:12), and by women (2 Sam. 13:18). The word translated "cloke", i.e., outer garment, in Matt. 5:40 is in its plural form used of garments in general (Matt. 17:2; 26:65). The cloak mentioned here and in Luke 6:29 was the Greek himation, Latin pallium, and consisted of a large square piece of wollen cloth fastened round the shoulders, like the abba of the Arabs. This could be taken by a creditor (Ex. 22:26,27), but the coat or tunic (Gr. chiton) mentioned in Matt. 5:40 could not. The cloak which Paul "left at Troas" (2 Tim. 4:13) was the Roman paenula, a thick upper garment used chiefly in travelling as a protection from the weather. Some, however, have supposed that what Paul meant was a travelling-bag. In the Syriac version the word used means a bookcase. (See Dress.)