- 1Not allow to be seen; hide: a line of sand dunes concealed the distant seaMore example sentences
hide, keep out of sight, keep hidden, secrete, tuck away; screen, cover, obscure, block out, blot out, disguise, camouflage, mask, cloak, mantle, shroud• literary enshroudhidden, not visible, secret, out of sight, unseen, invisible, screened, covered, disguised, camouflaged, obscured; inconspicuous, unnoticeable; private, privy; secreted, tucked away
- My dark hair conceals my damp yellow eyes, like a funeral veil that hides a widow's tears.
- She carefully picked up two small bottles, concealing one with the other.
- The room in which was entered was both dead and dark, concealing everything that existed in it.
- 1.1Prevent (something) from being known; keep secret: they were at great pains to conceal that information from the publicMore example sentences
- The problem for me is how unfreedom is hidden, concealed in precisely what is presented to us as new freedoms.
- The knowledge of this has always been there, but it's been half hidden, concealed for its own good.
- Humankind's deceptive nature is probably the one thing we cannot hide or conceal.
Middle English: from Old French conceler, from Latin concelare, from con- 'completely' + celare 'hide'.