KJV Dictionary Definition: conceal


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.


CONCEALABLE, a. That may be concealed; hid or kept close.


CONCEALED, pp. Kept close or secret; hid; withdrawn from sight; covered.


CONCEALER, n. One who conceals; as the concealer of a crime.


CONCEALING, ppr. Keeping close or secret; forbearing to disclose; hiding; covering.

CONCEALING, n. A hiding; a withholding from disclosure.



1. Forbearance of disclosure; a keeping close or secret; as the concealment of opinions or passions.

2. The act of hiding, covering, or withdrawing from sight; as the concealment of the face by a mask, or of the person by any cover or shelter.

3. The state of being hid or concealed; privacy; as a project formed in concealment.

4. The place of hiding; a secret place; retreat from observation; cover from sight.

The cleft tree offers its kind concealment to a few, their food its insects, and its moss their nests.