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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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  • 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)
  • Connie meantime decided to get her well-hidden dime and figure out what ten cents could buy for her fastidious and wealthy aunt.

    Prudence Says So Ethel Hueston
  • So it was this way the poor old Hollow was dropped on to, and the well-hidden secret blown for ever and ever.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • All the trap,—unless the latter drops through the flimsy roof of some well-hidden dead-fall, covered with brush.

  • It was a well-hidden spot, and somewhat weird, a haunted kind of place.

    Furze the Cruel John Trevena
  • Every man and boy who could shoulder a gun was in the well-hidden firing lines.

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

  • He chooses a well-hidden place, and there he ties his table firmly to the branches.

    Filipino Popular Tales Dean S. Fansler
  • 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
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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