Cloak

CLOAK
Under one name or another, this familiar garment has existed in nearly all countries from early biblical periods. The earliest English records are that cloaks were worn in the 8th century. The term used then was mentel from whence our word " mantle." The early garment was made of fine wool, dyed in several colours, woven in stripes or checks. Cloaks were made of velvet, taffeta and other materials. Some cloaks were short, some long, some trailing, and styles were numerous. In some cases they were faced with lace, gold and silk.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cloak — cloak; cloak·less; cloak·let; un·cloak; …   English syllables

  • cloak — ► NOUN 1) an overgarment that hangs loosely from the shoulders over the arms to the knees or ankles. 2) something that hides or covers: a cloak of secrecy. 3) (cloaks) Brit. a cloakroom. ► VERB ▪ dress or hide in a cloak. ORIGIN Old French cloke …   English terms dictionary

  • cloak — [klōk] n. [ME cloke, cloak < OFr < ML clocca (see CLOCK1), a bell, cloak: so called from its bell like appearance] 1. a loose outer garment, usually sleeveless and extending to or below the knees 2. something that covers or conceals;… …   English World dictionary

  • cloak — [n] cover; coat beard, blind, camouflage, cape, capote, disguise, facade, face, front, guise, manteau, mantle, mask, pretext, semblance, shawl, shield, show, veneer, wrap; concepts 451,475,680 cloak [v] disguise blanket, camouflage, coat, conceal …   New thesaurus

  • cloak — I verb beguile, belie, blind, bluff, bury, camouflage, cloud, conceal, conceal the truth, construe falsely, couch, cover, cover up, curtain, deceive, decoy, disguise, dissemble, dissimulare, dissimulate, distort, divert, dress up, dupe, eclipse,… …   Law dictionary

  • cloak — vb mask, *disguise, dissemble, camouflage Analogous words: conceal, *hide, screen Antonyms: uncloak Contrasted words: *reveal, disclose, discover, betray …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Cloak — For other uses, see Cloak (disambiguation). Evening cloak or manteau, from Costume Parisien, 1823 …   Wikipedia

  • cloak — cloak1 [kləuk US klouk] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old North French; Origin: cloque bell, cloak , from Medieval Latin clocca bell ( CLOCK1); because of its shape] 1.) a warm piece of clothing like a coat without sleeves that hangs loosely from your… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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