- 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
1. See hide1.
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Examples from the Web for half-concealed
How long had he been there, half-concealed behind his mother?The Downfall
The mother glanced everywhere with half-concealed eagerness and anxiety.The O'Ruddy
Then we saw him for an instant, half-concealed, just in front of us.In Africa
John T. McCutcheon
He fancied he had seen a half-concealed contempt in her glance of late.Friendship and Folly
Maria Louise Pool
The savages had found the half-concealed packs of the two boys.The Air Ship Boys
- partially hiddenlittle half-concealed paths
- 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 half-concealed
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