A man in a cloak
cloak (plural cloaks)
- A long outer garment worn over the shoulders covering the back; a cape, often with a hood.
1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 5, in The China Governess:
- ‘It's rather like a beautiful Inverness cloak one has inherited. Much too good to hide away, so one wears it instead of an overcoat and pretends it's an amusing new fashion.’
- A blanket-like covering, often metaphorical.
- Night hid her movements with its cloak of darkness.
- (figuratively) That which conceals; a disguise or pretext.
- No man is esteemed any ways considerable for policy who wears religion otherwise than as a cloak.
- (Internet) A text replacement for an IRC user's hostname or IP address, making the user less identifiable.
- Japanese: マント (manto), クローク (kurōku)
- Norman: cliôque m, manté m
- Korean: 망토 (ko) (mangto)
- Macedonian: наметка f (nametka), плашт m (plašt)
- Maori: tūpuni
- Norwegian: kappe (no) f
- Persian: قبا (fa) (qabâ), یلمه (fa) (yalme)
- Polish: peleryna (pl) f
- Portuguese: capa (pt) f, manto (pt) m
- Quechua: yaqulla
- Russian: плащ (ru) m (plašč), ма́нтия (ru) f (mántija)
- Scottish Gaelic: cleòc m
- Serbo-Croatian: plašt (sh), pelerina (sh), kep (sh), ogrtač (sh) m
- Slovene: plašč (sl) m, ogrinjalo n
- Spanish: capa (es)
- Swedish: slängkappa c, mantel (sv) c
- Welsh: clogyn (cy) m
cloak (third-person singular simple present cloaks, present participle cloaking, simple past and past participle cloaked)
- To cover as with a cloak.
- (science fiction, transitive, intransitive) To render or become invisible via futuristic technology.
- The ship cloaked before entering the enemy sector of space.