Definitions for conceal
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word conceal.
prevent from being seen or discovered
"Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money"
conceal, hold back, hold inverb
hold back; keep from being perceived by others
"She conceals her anger well"
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
Concealment devices or diversion safes are used to hide things for the purpose of secrecy or security. They are made from an ordinary household object such as a book, a soda can, a candle, a can, or something as small as a coin. The idea is that such an inconspicuous object would not be expected to contain anything of worth. Examples in espionage include dead drop spikes for transferring items to other people, and hollowed-out coins or hollowed out teeth for concealing something - such as microfilm or a suicide pill. Examples in smuggling include suitcases with false bottoms for hiding contraband. During World War II MI9 was responsible for creating many concealment devices for "escape aids" to assist prisoners of war to escape.
To conceal means to hide or keep away from sight, to prevent from being known or noticed, or to keep something secret. It can involve physical concealment, like hiding an object, or abstract, such as hiding a truth or a feeling.
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
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
Rank popularity for the word 'conceal' in Verbs Frequency: #798
The numerical value of conceal in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of conceal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sane and intelligent human beings are like all other human beings, and carefully and cautiously and diligently conceal their private real opinions from the world and give out fictitious ones in their stead for general consumption.
Don't think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book...
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.
There is no such group there, it is state propaganda, state troops have suffered heavy losses and they are trying to create rifts among the Taliban to conceal their failures.
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Translations for conceal
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- zakrýt, schovat, skrývat, ukrýt, skrýtCzech
- verheimlichen, verbergen, verschleiern, verschweigenGerman
- ocultar, esconderSpanish
- varjama, peitmaEstonian
- پنهان کردنPersian
- peittää, kätkeä, salataFinnish
- dissimuler, cacherFrench
- ferbergjeWestern Frisian
- eltitkol, titkol, elrejtHungarian
- fela, hyljaIcelandic
- celare, nascondereItalian
- 감추다, 숨기다Korean
- verbergen, verstoppenDutch
- fortie, gøyme, gjemme, dekke over, skjuleNorwegian
- ukrywać, chowaćPolish
- omitir, esconderPortuguese
- спрятать, скрывать, прятать, скрытьRussian
- ปิดบัง, ปกปิดThai
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