Synonyms of 'cloak'
1 capeDictionary, coat, wrapShe set out, wrapping her cloak about her.
2 coveringDictionary, layer, blanketToday most of England will be under a cloak of thick mist.
3 disguiseDictionary, front (informal), coverIndividualism is sometimes used as a cloak for self-interest.
religion is often used as an excuse for war or a disguise for power
a front for crime syndicates
The grocery store was just a cover for their betting shop.
They put a screen in front of me.
His mask cracked, and she saw an angry and violent man.
innocents used as a human shield against attack
He denied there'd been any cover-up of the fraud.
They hid the troubles plaguing their marriage behind a façade of family togetherness.
They wanted a pretext to restart the war.
smoke and mirrors
1 coverDictionary, coat, wrapThe coastline was cloaked in fog.
2 hideDictionary, cover, screenHe uses jargon to cloak his inefficiency.
The compound was hidden by trees and shrubs.
the black patch which covered his left eye
The road is screened by a block of flats.
A thick grey cloud masked the sun.
He made no attempt to disguise his contempt.
The device, concealed in a dustbin, was defused by police.
The building is almost completely obscured by a huge banner.
Her hair swept across her face, as if to veil it.
This is another clever attempt to camouflage reality.
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A blanket of something such as snow is a continuous layer of it which hides what is below or beyond it.
The mud disappeared under a blanket of snow.
If something such as snow blankets an area, it covers it.
More than a foot of snow blanketed parts of Michigan.
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Thesaurus for cloak from the Collins English Thesaurus
A cloak is a long, loose , sleeveless piece of clothing which people used to wear over their other clothes when they went out.