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CONCEAL, v.t. [L. To withhold from sight,; G.,To conceal, and to heal; the primary sense is to strain, hold, stop, restrain, make fast or strong, all from the same root as the Shemitic.]

1. To keep close or secret; to forbear to disclose; to withhold from utterance or declaration; as, to conceal ones thoughts or opinions.

I have not concealed the words of the Holy One. Job 6.

2. To hide; to withdraw from observation; to cover or keep from sight.

What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood? Genesis 37.

A party of men concealed themselves behind a wall. A mask conceals the face.



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CONCEAL, v.t. [L. To withhold from sight,; G.,To conceal, and to heal; the primary sense is to strain, hold, stop, restrain, make fast or strong, all from the same root as the Shemitic.]

1. To keep close or secret; to forbear to disclose; to withhold from utterance or declaration; as, to conceal ones thoughts or opinions.

I have not concealed the words of the Holy One. Job 6.

2. To hide; to withdraw from observation; to cover or keep from sight.

What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood? Genesis 37.

A party of men concealed themselves behind a wall. A mask conceals the face.

CON-CEAL', v.t. [Low L. concelo; con and celo, to withhold from sight; Sax. helan, hælen, gehælan, gehelan, to heal and to conceal; G. hehlen, to conceal, and heilen, to heal; D. heelen, to heal and to conceal; Dan. hæler, to conceal; W. celu, to hide; Fr. celer; It. celare; Sp. callar, to keep silence, to dissemble, to abate, to grow calm; Port. calar, to conceal or keep close, to pull or let down, “cala a boca,” hold your peace; also intransitive, to be still or quiet, to keep silence; coinciding in origin with whole, all, holy, hold, &c. The primary sense is to strain, hold, stop, restrain, make fast or strong, all from the same root as the Shemitic כול, כלא, كَلأَ, ከልአ kalea, Gr. κωλυω. Class Gl, No. 32, 36.]

  1. To keep close or secret; to forbear to disclose; to withhold from utterance or declaration; as, to conceal one's thoughts or opinions. I have not concealed the words of the Holy One. Job vi.
  2. To hide; to withdraw from observation; to cover or keep from sight; as, a party of men concealed themselves behind a wall; a mask conceals the face. What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood? Gen. xxxvii.

Con*ceal"
  1. To hide or withdraw from observation; to cover; to cover or keep from sight; to prevent the discovery of; to withhold knowledge of.

    It is the glory of God to conceal a thing.
    Prov. xxv. 2.

    Declare ye among the nations, . . . publish and conceal not.
    Jer. l. 2.

    He which finds him shall deserve our thanks, . . .
    He that conceals him, death.
    Shak.

    Syn. -- To hide; secrete; screen; cover; disguise; dissemble; mask; veil; cloak; screen. -- To Conceal, Hide, Disguise, Dissemble, Secrete. To hide is the generic term, which embraces all the rest. To conceal is simply not make known what we wish to keep secret. In the Bible hide often has the specific meaning of conceal. See 1 Sam. iii. 17, 18. To disguise or dissemble is to conceal by assuming some false appearance. To secrete is to hide in some place of secrecy. A man may conceal facts, disguise his sentiments, dissemble his feelings, secrete stolen goods.

    Bur double griefs afflict concealing hearts.
    Spenser.

    Both dissemble deeply their affections.
    Shak.

    We have in these words a primary sense, which reveals a future state, and a secondary sense, which hides and secretes it.
    Warburton.

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Conceal

CONCEAL, verb transitive [Latin To withhold from sight, ; G., To conceal and to heal; the primary sense is to strain, hold, stop, restrain, make fast or strong, all from the same root as the Shemitic.]

1. To keep close or secret; to forbear to disclose; to withhold from utterance or declaration; as, to conceal ones thoughts or opinions.

I have not concealed the words of the Holy One. Job 6:10.

2. To hide; to withdraw from observation; to cover or keep from sight.

What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood? Genesis 37:26.

A party of men concealed themselves behind a wall. A mask conceals the face.

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