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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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  • In winter he sleeps just as Buster does, usually in a well-hidden cave.

  • The other was her well-hidden disappointment that she had been childless.

    Make Mine Homogenized Rick Raphael
  • Dotty sat down too, and felt of Blot's small and well-hidden bones.

    Two Little Women Carolyn Wells
  • It was a well-hidden spot, and somewhat weird, a haunted kind of place.

    Furze the Cruel John Trevena
  • The ventilator was well-hidden and inaccessible to any one without a step-ladder.

    Whispering Wires

    Henry Leverage
  • For some weeks the fugitives remained in their well-hidden camp by the Tangaho's stream.

  • No vague, faint suggestion of the well-hidden lair of the moonshiners did the wild covert show forth.

    The Moonshiners At Hoho-Hebee Falls Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
  • They had posted a number of their soldiers in a well-hidden ambush near the Sugarloaf.

    The Golden Book of the Dutch Navigators Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • So it was that the sir had found out Loki's castle, well-hidden though it was among the furthest mountains of the world.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
British Dictionary definitions for well-hidden


adjective (well hidden when postpositive)
having been concealed to make discovery difficult or impossible


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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