- concealed; obscure; covert: hidden meaning; hidden hostility.
- past participle of hide1.
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Examples from the Web for half-hidden
Basins, brooms, and sponges lay about, half-hidden by the seats.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
There was a touch of something that was like a half-hidden irony in her voice.A Spirit in Prison
Eric found that a sole, half-hidden by mussels, had been placed before him.The Education of Eric Lane
Strange to say, it had been much easier to talk when she had been half-hidden in the apple-tree.Teddy: Her Book
Anna Chapin Ray
Her ear, half-hidden among her blonde hair, was near to him.Sons and Lovers
David Herbert Lawrence
- a past participle of hide 1
- concealed or obscureda hidden cave; a hidden meaning
Word Origin and History for half-hidden
past participle of hide (v.1); a Middle English formation (Old English had gehydd "hidden") on the model of ride/ridden, etc. Hidden persuaders (1957) was Vance Packard's term for "ad men."