Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

hidden

[hid-n]
adjective
  1. concealed; obscure; covert: hidden meaning; hidden hostility.
Show More
verb
  1. past participle of hide1.
Show More
Related formshid·den·ly, adverbhid·den·ness, nounhalf-hid·den, adjectiveun·hid·den, adjectivewell-hid·den, adjective

Synonyms

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for well-hidden

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for well-hidden

well-hidden

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

hidden

verb
  1. a past participle of hide 1
Show More
adjective
  1. concealed or obscureda hidden cave; a hidden meaning
Show More
Derived Formshiddenly, adverbhiddenness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for well-hidden

hidden

adj.

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."

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper