covert way


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Way \Way\, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., &
   G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v[aum]g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L.
   via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah.
   [root]136. Cf. Convex, Inveigh, Vehicle, Vex, Via,
   Voyage, Wag, Wagon, Wee, Weigh.]
   [1913 Webster]
   1. That by, upon, or along, which one passes or processes;
      opportunity or room to pass; place of passing; passage;
      road, street, track, or path of any kind; as, they built a
      way to the mine. "To find the way to heaven." --Shak.
      [1913 Webster]

            I shall him seek by way and eke by street.
                                                  --Chaucer.
      [1913 Webster]

            The way seems difficult, and steep to scale.
                                                  --Milton.
      [1913 Webster]

            The season and ways were very improper for his
            majesty's forces to march so great a distance.
                                                  --Evelyn.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. Length of space; distance; interval; as, a great way; a
      long way.
      [1913 Webster]

            And whenever the way seemed long,
            Or his heart began to fail.           --Longfellow.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. A moving; passage; procession; journey.
      [1913 Webster]

            I prythee, now, lead the way.         --Shak.
      [1913 Webster]

   4. Course or direction of motion or process; tendency of
      action; advance.
      [1913 Webster]

            If that way be your walk, you have not far.
                                                  --Milton.
      [1913 Webster]

            And let eternal justice take the way. --Dryden.
      [1913 Webster]

   5. The means by which anything is reached, or anything is
      accomplished; scheme; device; plan.
      [1913 Webster]

            My best way is to creep under his gaberdine. --Shak.
      [1913 Webster]

            By noble ways we conquest will prepare. --Dryden.
      [1913 Webster]

            What impious ways my wishes took!     --Prior.
      [1913 Webster]

   6. Manner; method; mode; fashion; style; as, the way of
      expressing one's ideas.
      [1913 Webster]

   7. Regular course; habitual method of life or action; plan of
      conduct; mode of dealing. "Having lost the way of
      nobleness." --Sir. P. Sidney.
      [1913 Webster]

            Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths
            are peace.                            --Prov. iii.
                                                  17.
      [1913 Webster]

            When men lived in a grander way.      --Longfellow.
      [1913 Webster]

   8. Sphere or scope of observation. --Jer. Taylor.
      [1913 Webster]

            The public ministers that fell in my way. --Sir W.
                                                  Temple.
      [1913 Webster]

   9. Determined course; resolved mode of action or conduct; as,
      to have one's way.
      [1913 Webster]

   10. (Naut.)
       (a) Progress; as, a ship has way.
       (b) pl. The timbers on which a ship is launched.
           [1913 Webster]

   11. pl. (Mach.) The longitudinal guides, or guiding surfaces,
       on the bed of a planer, lathe, or the like, along which a
       table or carriage moves.
       [1913 Webster]

   12. (Law) Right of way. See below.
       [1913 Webster]

   By the way, in passing; apropos; aside; apart from, though
      connected with, the main object or subject of discourse.
      

   By way of, for the purpose of; as being; in character of.
      

   Covert way. (Fort.) See Covered way, under Covered.

   In the family way. See under Family.

   In the way, so as to meet, fall in with, obstruct, hinder,
      etc.

   In the way with, traveling or going with; meeting or being
      with; in the presence of.

   Milky way. (Astron.) See Galaxy, 1.

   No way, No ways. See Noway, Noways, in the
      Vocabulary.

   On the way, traveling or going; hence, in process;
      advancing toward completion; as, on the way to this
      country; on the way to success.

   Out of the way. See under Out.

   Right of way (Law), a right of private passage over
      another's ground. It may arise either by grant or
      prescription. It may be attached to a house, entry, gate,
      well, or city lot, as well as to a country farm. --Kent.
      

   To be under way, or To have way (Naut.), to be in motion,
      as when a ship begins to move.

   To give way. See under Give.

   To go one's way, or To come one's way, to go or come; to
      depart or come along. --Shak.

   To go one's way to proceed in a manner favorable to one; --
      of events.

   To come one's way to come into one's possession (of
      objects) or to become available, as an opportunity; as,
      good things will come your way.

   To go the way of all the earth or

   to go the way of all flesh to die.

   To make one's way, to advance in life by one's personal
      efforts.

   To make way. See under Make, v. t.

   Ways and means.
       (a) Methods; resources; facilities.
       (b) (Legislation) Means for raising money; resources for
           revenue.

   Way leave, permission to cross, or a right of way across,
      land; also, rent paid for such right. [Eng]

   Way of the cross (Eccl.), the course taken in visiting in
      rotation the stations of the cross. See Station, n., 7
       (c) .

   Way of the rounds (Fort.), a space left for the passage of
      the rounds between a rampart and the wall of a fortified
      town.

   Way pane, a pane for cartage in irrigated land. See Pane,
      n., 4. [Prov. Eng.]

   Way passenger, a passenger taken up, or set down, at some
      intermediate place between the principal stations on a
      line of travel.

   Ways of God, his providential government, or his works.

   Way station, an intermediate station between principal
      stations on a line of travel, especially on a railroad.

   Way train, a train which stops at the intermediate, or way,
      stations; an accommodation train.

   Way warden, the surveyor of a road.
      [1913 Webster]

   Syn: Street; highway; road.

   Usage: Way, Street, Highway, Road. Way is generic,
          denoting any line for passage or conveyance; a highway
          is literally one raised for the sake of dryness and
          convenience in traveling; a road is, strictly, a way
          for horses and carriages; a street is, etymologically,
          a paved way, as early made in towns and cities; and,
          hence, the word is distinctively applied to roads or
          highways in compact settlements.
          [1913 Webster]

                All keep the broad highway, and take delight
                With many rather for to go astray. --Spenser.
          [1913 Webster]

                There is but one road by which to climb up.
                                                  --Addison.
          [1913 Webster]

                When night
                Darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons
                Of Belial, flown with insolence and wine.
                                                  --Milton.
          [1913 Webster]
.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Covert \Cov"ert\ (k?v"?rt), a. [OF. covert, F. couvert, p. p. of
   couvrir. See Cover, v. t.]
   1. Covered over; private; hid; secret; disguised.
      [1913 Webster]

            How covert matters may be best disclosed. --Shak.
      [1913 Webster]

            Whether of open war or covert guile.  --Milton
      [1913 Webster]

   2. Sheltered; not open or exposed; retired; protected; as, a
      covert nook. -- Wordsworth.
      [1913 Webster]

            Of either side the green, to plant a covert alley.
                                                  --Bacon.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. (Law) Under cover, authority or protection; as, a feme
      covert, a married woman who is considered as being under
      the protection and control of her husband.
      [1913 Webster]

   Covert way, (Fort.) See Covered way, under Covered.

   Syn: Hidden; secret; private; covered; disguised; insidious;
        concealed. See Hidden.
        [1913 Webster]
Feedback Form