o·vert [oh-vurt, oh-vurt]
1. open to view or knowledge; not concealed or secret: overt sexuality.
2. Heraldry. (of a device, as a purse) represented as open: a purse overt.
[Middle English, from Old French, past participle of ovrir, to open, from Vulgar Latin operire, alteration (influenced by Latin coperire, to cover) of Latin aperire]
1. plain, manifest, apparent, pubic.
1. private, concealed.
An occasional series
“Historically, the boudoir formed part of the private suite of rooms of a lady, for bathing and dressing, adjacent to her bedchamber, being the female equivalent of the male cabinet. In later periods, the boudoir was used as a private drawing room, and was used for other activities, such as embroidery or entertaining intimate acquaintances.”