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Meaning of CLOAK

Pronunciation:  klowk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a loose outer garment
  2. [n]  anything that covers or conceals
  3. [v]  hide under a false appearance

CLOAK is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: dissemble, mask
 See Also: burnoose, burnous, burnouse, caftan, cape, capote, capuchin, covering, disguise, dolman, domino, hooded cloak, jellaba, kaftan, mantle, opera cloak, opera hood, outer garment, overgarment, pallium, poncho, shawl, toga, tunic, wrap, wrapper



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cloak\ (?; 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.
    2. That which conceals; a disguise or pretext; an excuse; a
       fair pretense; a mask; a cover.
             No man is esteemed any ways considerable for policy
             who wears religion otherwise than as a cloak.
    {Cloak bag}, a bag in which a cloak or other clothes are
       carried; a portmanteau. --Shak.
  2. \Cloak\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cloaked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To cover with, or as with, a cloak; hence, to hide or
          Now glooming sadly, so to cloak her matter. --Spenser.
    Syn: See {Palliate}.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are wearing a cloak means the need for security, warmth and the feeling of being well protected. It may also mean that you are trying to cover-up or hide something. If see a torn or ragged cloak in your dream means a separation between you and a friend or lover.
Easton Bible Dictionary

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.)

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