What does conceal mean?

Definitions for conceal
kənˈsilcon·ceal

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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.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To CONCEALverb

    To hide; to keep secret; not to divulge; to cover; not to detect.

    Etymology: concelo, Latin.

    He oft’ finds med’cine, who his grief imparts;
    But double griefs afflict concealing hearts. Fairy Queen, b. i.

    Come, Catesby, thou art sworn
    As deeply to effect what we intend,
    As closely to conceal what we impart. William Shakespeare, Richard III.

    Ulysses himself adds, he was the most eloquent and the most silent of men: he knew that a word spoke never wrought so much good as a word concealed. , Notes on the Odyssey.

    There is but one way I know of conversing safely with all men, that is, not by concealing what we say or do, but by saying or doing nothing that deserves to be concealed. Alexander Pope.

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

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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. Jason Falconer:

    Tactical Advantage offers training as far as conceal and carry, beginning firearms, a lot of safety programs we teach here.

  2. Mahatma Gandhi:

    To conceal ignorance is to increase it. An honest confession of it, however, gives ground for the hope that it will diminish some day or the other.

  3. Walt Whitman, "Leaves of Grass":

    Was it doubted that those who corrupt their own bodies conceal themselves?

  4. Tom Fuentes:

    With a conceal and carry permit, you are responsible for that firearm. With a drone, it's out of your control and someone could get their hands on it -- that's extremely dangerous.

  5. Graham Hunt:

    I have nothing to conceal, nor have I ever deliberately conducted myself in a manner that compromises my integrity or the integrity of this office.

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