What does conceal mean?

Definitions for conceal
kənˈsilcon·ceal

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word conceal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hide, concealverb

    prevent from being seen or discovered

    "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money"

  2. conceal, hold back, hold inverb

    hold back; keep from being perceived by others

    "She conceals her anger well"

Wiktionary

  1. concealverb

    To hide something from view or from public knowledge, to try to keep something secret.

    He tried to conceal the truth about his health.

    Etymology: From conceler, from concelare, infinitive of concelo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Concealverb

    to hide or withdraw from observation; to cover; to cover or keep from sight; to prevent the discovery of; to withhold knowledge of

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Conceal

    kon-sēl′, v.t. to hide completely or carefully: to keep secret; to disguise: to keep from telling.—adjs. Conceal′able, that may be concealed; Concealed′, hidden.—n. Conceal′ment, act of concealing: secrecy: disguise: hiding-place: (Shak.) a mystery. [O. Fr. conceler—L. concelāre, from con, inten., and celāre, to hide.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conceal' in Verbs Frequency: #798

How to pronounce conceal?

How to say conceal in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conceal in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conceal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of conceal in a Sentence

  1. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.

  2. Francis Beaumont:

    All confidence which is not absolute and entire, is dangerous. There are few occasions but where a man ought either to say all, or conceal all; for, how little so ever you have revealed of your secret to a friend, you have already said too much if you think it not safe to make him privy to all particulars.

  3. William Osler:

    Look wise say nothing and grunt, speech was given to conceal thought.

  4. Cyril Connolly:

    All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    Some people use language to express thought, some to conceal thought, and others instead of thoughts.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

conceal#10000#24594#100000

Translations for conceal

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for conceal »

Translation

Find a translation for the conceal definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these conceal definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "conceal." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 18 May 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/conceal>.

    Are we missing a good definition for conceal? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of

    conceal

    Credit: Wikipedia

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun
    • A. intelligence
    • B. contribution
    • C. trigger
    • D. empire

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for conceal: