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[hid-n] /ˈhɪd n/
concealed; obscure; covert:
hidden meaning; hidden hostility.
past participle of hide1 .
Related forms
hiddenly, adverb
hiddenness, noun
half-hidden, adjective
unhidden, adjective
well-hidden, adjective
1. secret, veiled; occult. Unabridged
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  • I think, on the contrary, that you keep it well hidden in your own room.

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • She was tethered to a tree, well hidden from view of the road.

  • Lawyer and soldier grafted on Piers Ploughman, and the seams not well hidden?

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • He was so well hidden that he knew he could not be discovered unless he moved.

  • He probably is near by, but he is so well hidden that you can't find him.

  • These were placed in a small storeroom, well hidden from observation.

    A Royal Prisoner Pierre Souvestre
  • Then Godfrey shut the door, and saw that it was well hidden in the bark of the sequoia.

    Godfrey Morgan Jules Verne
British Dictionary definitions for well hidden


a past participle of hide1
concealed or obscured: a hidden cave, a hidden meaning
Derived Forms
hiddenly, adverb
hiddenness, noun
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Word Origin and History for well 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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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