Definitions for: Concealment


[n] the activity of keeping something secret
[n] a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; "they crouched behind the screen"; "under cover of darkness"
[n] the condition of being concealed or hidden



Webster (1913) Definition: Con*ceal"ment, n. [OF. concelement.]
1. The act of concealing; the state of being concealed.

But let concealment, like a worm i' the bud, Feed on
her damask cheek. --Shak.

Some dear cause Will in concealment wrap me up
awhile. --Shak.

2. A place of hiding; a secret place; a retreat frem
observation.

The cleft tree Offers its kind concealment to a few.
--Thomson.

3. A secret; out of the way knowledge. [Obs.]

Well read in strange concealments. --Shak.

4. (Law) Suppression of such facts and circumstances as in
justice ought to be made known. --Wharton.

Synonyms: concealing, cover, covert, hiding, privacy, privateness, screen, secrecy

See Also: activity, blind, bosom, burial, burying, camouflage, camouflage, confidentiality, cover, covering, covering, cover-up, disguise, isolation, mask, masking, money laundering, screening, shoji, stalking-horse, stealing, stealth

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