Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

hidden

[hid-n] /ˈhɪd n/
adjective
1.
concealed; obscure; covert:
hidden meaning; hidden hostility.
verb
2.
past participle of hide1 .
Related forms
hiddenly, adverb
hiddenness, noun
half-hidden, adjective
unhidden, adjective
well-hidden, adjective
Synonyms
1. secret, veiled; occult.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for half-hidden
Historical Examples
  • Basins, brooms, and sponges lay about, half-hidden by the seats.

  • There was a touch of something that was like a half-hidden irony in her voice.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • Eric found that a sole, half-hidden by mussels, had been placed before him.

    The Education of Eric Lane Stephen McKenna
  • 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
  • There was no moon and the stars were half-hidden by black clouds.

    The Missing Formula Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt
  • Her soul was without, her eyes following a mysterious, half-hidden form.

    The Brand

    Therese Broderick
  • Clouds drifted across the face of the moon, half-hidden in mist.

    Australia in Arms Phillip F.E. Schuler
  • Down in the valley, half-hidden by trees, he saw the white front of his home.

    A Tale of the Tow-Path Homer Greene
  • The preacher, in his swift glance, had apparently not observed the half-hidden Cleve.

    The Border Legion Zane Grey
British Dictionary definitions for half-hidden

hidden

/ˈhɪdən/
verb
1.
a past participle of hide1
adjective
2.
concealed or obscured: a hidden cave, a hidden meaning
Derived Forms
hiddenly, adverb
hiddenness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for half-hidden

hidden

adj.

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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for hidden

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for half

10
10
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for half-hidden