- to hide; withdraw or remove from observation; cover or keep from sight: He concealed the gun under his coat.
- to keep secret; to prevent or avoid disclosing or divulging: to conceal one's identity by using a false name.
Origin of conceal
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1. See hide1.
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Calypso is the concealer, she who conceals spirit in the jungle of nature.
Her name means the concealer, concealed herself in that lone sea-closed island, and concealing others.
Not, as vulgarly thought, the concealer of Ulysses, but the great concealer—the hidden power of natural things.Modern Painters, Volume V (of 5)
Directly he marched off it would be his terrible foe, the host and concealer of a thousand ambushes.Cupid in Africa
P. C. Wren
- to keep from discovery; hide
- to keep secret
C14: from Old French conceler, from Latin concēlāre, from com- (intensive) + cēlāre to hide
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Word Origin and History for concealer
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