- concealed; obscure; covert: hidden meaning; hidden hostility.
- past participle of hide1.
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1. secret, veiled; occult.
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- a past participle of hide 1
- concealed or obscureda hidden cave; a hidden meaning
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Word Origin and History for hiddenly
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."
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