- 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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Examples from the Web for well-concealed
Several years ago, I visited a well-concealed complex behind a furniture showroom in suburban Seattle.Is Boeing's New Plane Safe?
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But the back room was dark, and the four men there were well-concealed.Out Like a Light
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M. Villefort obeyed her in some secret but well-concealed amazement."Le Monsieur De La Petite Dame"
Frances Hodgson Burnett
The enemy had a very large number of heavy howitzers in well-concealed positions.America's War for Humanity
Thomas Herbert Russell
Thus far, Miss Minerva had answered the questions submitted to her with well-concealed indifference.Heart and Science
Having placed the guns in position in well-concealed emplacements, he wouldn't send the ammunition along in the open.The Thick of the Fray at Zeebrugge
Percy F. Westerman
- hidden or concealed in a skilful, satisfactory, or careful manner
- 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 well-concealed
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