conceal

[ kuh n-seel ]
/ kənˈsil /
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verb (used with object)

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

1275–1325; Middle English conselen, concelen < Anglo-French conceler < Latin concēlāre, equivalent to con- con- + cēlāre to hide (akin to hull1, Greek koleón scabbard (see Coleoptera); cf. occult)
SYNONYMS FOR conceal
1 See hide1.
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British Dictionary definitions for half-concealed (1 of 2)

half-concealed


adjective

partially hiddenlittle half-concealed paths

British Dictionary definitions for half-concealed (2 of 2)

conceal

/ (kənˈsiːl) /

verb (tr)

to keep from discovery; hide
to keep secret
Derived Formsconcealable, adjectiveconcealer, nounconcealment, noun

Word Origin for conceal

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

conceal


v.

early 14c., concelen, from Old French conceler "to hide, conceal, dissimulate," from Latin concelare "to hide," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + celare "to hide," from PIE root *kel- "to hide" (see cell). Replaced Old English deagan. Related: Concealed; concealing.

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