con|ceal

con|ceal
con|ceal «kuhn SEEL», transitive verb.
1. to put or keep out of sight; hide: »

He concealed the ball behind his back. ... the complexity and hard work which real science involves…is concealed in popular expositions (Arthur Beer).

SYNONYM(S): See syn. under hide. (Cf.hide)
2. to keep secret: »

She concealed her identity by wearing a mask.

SYNONYM(S): shroud, veil, cloak, mask.
[< Old French conceler < Latin concēlāre < com- (intensive) + cēlāre to hide]
con|ceal´a|ble, adjective.
con|ceal´er, noun.

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  • con|ceal´er — con|ceal «kuhn SEEL», transitive verb. 1. to put or keep out of sight; hide: »He concealed the ball behind his back. ... the complexity and hard work which real science involves…is concealed in popular expositions (Arthur Beer). SYNONYM(S): See… …   Useful english dictionary

  • con|ceal´a|ble — con|ceal «kuhn SEEL», transitive verb. 1. to put or keep out of sight; hide: »He concealed the ball behind his back. ... the complexity and hard work which real science involves…is concealed in popular expositions (Arthur Beer). SYNONYM(S): See… …   Useful english dictionary

  • con|ceal|ment — «kuhn SEEL muhnt», noun. 1. the act of hiding or keeping secret: »The witness s concealment of facts prevented a fair trial. 2. a being hidden or kept secret. 3. a means or place for hiding: »The tiger lay deep in his concealment of high grass …   Useful english dictionary

  • con·ceal — …   Useful english dictionary

  • con·ceal·er — /kənˈsiːlɚ/ noun [noncount] : a type of makeup that is used to hide small marks or dark areas on your face …   Useful english dictionary

  • con — con·acre; con·cat·e·nate; con·cave; con·ceal·er; con·ceit; con·cen·trate; con·cen·tra·tor; con·cen·tric; con·cep·tual; con·cern; con·cern·ing; con·cert; con·cer·tante; con·cer·ti·na; con·ces·sion·ary; con·cha; con·cin·nate; con·com·i·tant;… …   English syllables

  • ceal — ap·pen·di·ceal; con·ceal; con·ceal·able; con·ceal·ment; con·ceal·er; crus·ta·ceal; …   English syllables

  • conceal — con·ceal …   English syllables

  • concealer — con·ceal·er …   English syllables

  • conceal — con•ceal [[t]kənˈsil[/t]] v. t. 1) to hide; cover or keep from sight: A high wall concealed the house[/ex] 2) to keep secret; avoid disclosing or divulging: to conceal one s true motives[/ex] • Etymology: 1275–1325; MEconselen, concelen< AF… …   From formal English to slang

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