Concealed
Conceal Con*ceal" (k[o^]n*s[=e]l"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Concealed} (k[o^]n*s[=e]ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Concealing}.] [OF. conceler, L. concelare; con- + celareto hide; akin to AS. helan, G. hehlen, E. hele (to cover), helmet. See {Hell}, {Helmet}.] To hide or withdraw from observation; to cover; to cover or keep from sight; to prevent the discovery of; to withhold knowledge of. [1913 Webster]

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing. --Prov. xxv. 2. [1913 Webster]

Declare ye among the nations, . . . publish and conceal not. --Jer. l. 2. [1913 Webster]

He which finds him shall deserve our thanks, . . . He that conceals him, death. --Shak.

Syn: To hide; secrete; screen; cover; disguise; dissemble; mask; veil; cloak; screen.

Usage: {To Conceal}, {Hide}, {Disguise}, {Dissemble}, {Secrete}. To hide is the generic term, which embraces all the rest. To conceal is simply not make known what we wish to keep secret. In the Bible hide often has the specific meaning of conceal. See --1 Sam. iii. 17, 18. To disguise or dissemble is to conceal by assuming some false appearance. To secrete is to hide in some place of secrecy. A man may conceal facts, disguise his sentiments, dissemble his feelings, secrete stolen goods. [1913 Webster]

Bur double griefs afflict concealing hearts. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Both dissemble deeply their affections. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

We have in these words a primary sense, which reveals a future state, and a secondary sense, which hides and secretes it. --Warburton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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