[ kuh n-seel-muh nt ]
/ kənˈsil mənt /


the act of concealing.
the state of being concealed.
a means or place of hiding.

Nearby words

  1. concavo-convex lens,
  2. conceal,
  3. concealed carry,
  4. concealed hemorrhage,
  5. concealed-carry,
  6. concede,
  7. conceit,
  8. conceited,
  9. conceitedly,
  10. conceivable

Origin of concealment

1275–1325; Middle English concelement < Anglo-French. See conceal, -ment

Related formsnon·con·ceal·ment, nounpre·con·ceal·ment, nounre·con·ceal·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for concealment



early 14c. (late 13c. in Anglo-French), from Old French concelement "concealment, secrecy," from conceler "to hide" (see conceal). Originally a term in law; general sense is from c.1600.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper