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hidden (See hide)


1 the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal) [syn: fell]
2 body covering of a living animal [syn: pelt, skin]


1 prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money" [syn: conceal] [ant: show]
2 be or go into hiding; keep out of sight, as for protection and safety; "Probably his horse would be close to where he was hiding"; "She is hiding out in a cabin in Montana" [syn: hide out]
3 cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery" [syn: shroud, enshroud, cover]
4 make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat" [syn: obscure, blot out, obliterate, veil] [also: hidden, hid]hidden adj
1 not accessible to view; "concealed (or hidden) damage"; "in stormy weather the stars are out of sight" [syn: concealed, out of sight]
2 covered from view; "her face buried (or hidden) in her hands"; "a secret buried deep within herself" [syn: buried]
3 designed to elude detection; "a hidden room or place of concealment such as a priest hole"; "a secret passage"; "the secret compartment in the desk" [syn: secret]
4 difficult to find; "hidden valleys"; "a hidden cave"; "an obscure retreat" [syn: obscure]

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Past participle of hide


  1. That has been hidden.
    hidden treasure
    hidden talents


That has been hidden
  • Czech: skrytý
  • Dutch: verborgen
  • Finnish: piilotettu, kätketty
  • French: caché, cachée
  • German: versteckt, verborgen
  • Italian: nascosto, nascosta
  • Portuguese: escondido , escondida
  • Russian: спрятанный, скрытый, потаённый

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