Hid·den p. p. & a. from Hide. Concealed; put out of view; secret; not known; mysterious.
Hidden fifths or Hidden octaves Mus., consecutive fifths or octaves, not sounded, but suggested or implied in the parallel motion of two parts towards a fifth or an octave.
Syn: -- Hidden, Secret, Covert.
Usage: Hidden may denote either known to on one; as, a hidden disease; or intentionally concealed; as, a hidden purpose of revenge. Secret denotes that the thing is known only to the party or parties concerned; as, a secret conspiracy. Covert literally denotes what is not open or avowed; as, a covert plan; but is often applied to what we mean shall be understood, without openly expressing it; as, a covert allusion. Secret is opposed to known, and hidden to revealed.
Bring to light the hidden things of darkness. --1 Cor. iv. 5.
My heart, which by a secret harmony
Still moves with thine, joined in connection sweet. --Milton.
By what best way,
Whether of open war, or covert guile,
We now debate. --Milton.
Hide v. t. [imp. Hid p. p. Hidden Hid; p. pr. & vb. n. Hiding ]
1. To conceal, or withdraw from sight; to put out of view; to secrete.
A city that is set on an hill can not be hid. --Matt. v. 15.
If circumstances lead me, I will find
Where truth is hid. --Shak.
2. To withhold from knowledge; to keep secret; to refrain from avowing or confessing.
Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate. --Pope.
3. To remove from danger; to shelter.
In the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion. --Ps. xxvi. 5.
To hide one's self, to put one's self in a condition to be safe; to secure protection. “A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself.” --Prov. xxii. 3.
To hide the face, to withdraw favor. “Thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.” --Ps. xxx. 7.
To hide the face from. (a) To overlook; to pardon. “Hide thy face from my sins.” --Ps. li. 9. (b) To withdraw favor from; to be displeased with.
Syn: -- To conceal; secrete; disguise; dissemble; screen; cloak; mask; veil. See Conceal.
n 1: the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
2: body covering of a living animal [syn: pelt, skin]
v 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]
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]