- overt o"vert ([=o]*v[~e]rt" or [=o]"v[~e]rt), a. [OF. overt,
F. ouvert, p. p. of OF. ovrir, F. ouvrir, to open, of
uncertain origin; cf. It. aprire, OIt. also oprire, L.
aperire to open, operire to cover, deoperire to uncover.
Perh. from L. aperire influenced by F. couvrir to cover. Cf.
1. Open to view; public; apparent; manifest. Opposite of
Overt and apparent virtues bring forth praise. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
Note: In criminal law, an overt act is an open act done in pursuance and manifestation of a criminal design; the mere design or intent not being punishable without such act. In English law, market overt is an open market; a pound overt is an open, uncovered pound. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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overt — I adjective apertus, apparent, clear, definite, disclosed, distinct, easily seen, evident, explicit, exposed, express, glaring, in full view, in plain sight, manifest, manifestus, noticeable, notorious, obvious, open, ostensible, palpable, patent … Law dictionary
overt — ō vərt, ō .vərtalso ō vərt adj open to view: readily perceived <overt behavior> overt·ly adv * * * adj. plainly to be seen or detected: applied to diseases with observable signs and symptoms, as opposed to those whose presence may not be… … Medical dictionary
overt — overt; overt·ly; overt·ness; … English syllables
overt — early 14c., open to view, from O.Fr. overt (Fr. ouvert), pp. of ovrir to open, from L. aperire to open, uncover, from PIE *ap wer yo from *ap off, away + base *wer to cover (see WEIR (Cf. weir)). Cf. L … Etymology dictionary
overt — [ō vʉrt′, ō′vʉrt΄] adj. [ME overte < MFr overt, pp. of ovrir, to open < VL * operire < L aperire, to open: see APERTURE] 1. not hidden; open; observable; apparent; manifest 2. Law done openly and publicly, without attempt at concealment… … English World dictionary
overt — [adj] obvious, unconcealed apparent, clear, definite, manifest, observable, open, patent, plain, public, undisguised, visible; concept 535 Ant. concealed, hidden, private, secret … New thesaurus
overt — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ done or shown openly. DERIVATIVES overtly adverb overtness noun. ORIGIN Old French, opened , from Latin aperire to open … English terms dictionary
overt — Open; manifest; public; issuing in action, as distinguished from that which rests merely in intention or design. Market overt. See market @ overt act An open, manifest act from which criminality may be implied. An outward act done in pursuance… … Black's law dictionary
Overt — Overte Markierung bezeichnet in der Sprachwissenschaft eine durch ein Morphem sichtbare und segmentierbare Realisierung eines grammatischen Merkmals, meistens einer morphosyntaktischen Kategorie an einem Nomen oder Verb. Beispiel Im Lateinischen… … Deutsch Wikipedia
overt — o|vert [ˈəuvə:t, əuˈvə:t US ˈouvə:rt, ouˈvə:rt] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: , past participle of ovrir to open ] overt actions are done publicly, without trying to hide anything ≠ ↑covert ▪ an overt attempt to silence their… … Dictionary of contemporary English