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[hid-n] /ˈhɪd n/
concealed; obscure; covert:
hidden meaning; hidden hostility.
past participle of hide1 .
Related forms
hiddenly, adverb
hiddenness, noun
half-hidden, adjective
unhidden, adjective
well-hidden, adjective
1. secret, veiled; occult. Unabridged
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  • But Pat was well hidden and Alec and his prisoner were out of the line of vision.

  • These were placed in a small storeroom, well hidden from observation.

    A Royal Prisoner Pierre Souvestre
  • You would hardly have found the nest, so well hidden, unless you had known it must be there.

    The Children's Book of London Geraldine Edith Mitton
  • I think, on the contrary, that you keep it well hidden in your own room.

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • Jeffrey went strolling down the drive, and quickened his steps when the shrubbery had him well hidden from the windows.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • She was tethered to a tree, well hidden from view of the road.

  • Of course Reddy and Granny Fox were there, well hidden so that no one should see them.

    The Adventures of Old Man Coyote Thornton W. Burgess
British Dictionary definitions for well hidden


a past participle of hide1
concealed or obscured: a hidden cave, a hidden meaning
Derived Forms
hiddenly, adverb
hiddenness, noun
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Word Origin and History for well hidden



past participle of hide (v.1); a Middle English formation (Old English had gehydd "hidden") on the model of ride/ridden, etc. Hidden persuaders (1957) was Vance Packard's term for "ad men."

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