hid·​den | \ˈhi-dᵊn \

Definition of hidden 

1 : being out of sight or not readily apparent : concealed

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hiddenness \ˈhi-​dᵊn-​nəs \ noun

Examples of hidden in a Sentence

There was a hidden flaw in the airplane's design. the hidden costs in buying a home

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Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC, 1963 This gallery for pre-Columbian art, an addition to the Dumbarton Oaks museum in Georgetown, is a true hidden gem, with practically no visible exterior. Mark Lamster, Curbed, "Arbiter of taste, enfant terrible: The best and worst of Philip Johnson," 6 Nov. 2018 Smith can’t revive Oregon State’s glory days without aggressively recruiting the hidden gems that made them happen, said Simonton. Rachel Bachman, WSJ, "The Other OSU Aims for Turnaround," 31 Aug. 2018 But those simple hidden messages literally save our lives every day. Rick Paulas, Popular Mechanics, "The Graffiti That Will Save Your Life," 22 Feb. 2016 With the warmer weather drawing you out of your dorm room, take this time to discover hidden gems in near your college! Rebecca Deczynski, Seventeen, "Spring Things In NYC!," 26 Mar. 2013 There are many sites claiming to have the best deals and coupons on the web, but who really has time to search through them for hidden savings gems? Womansday.com Staff, Woman's Day, "5 Best Online Deals: Cosmetics," 4 Feb. 2010 The bit that is clear has a resolution that is about 10 times better than the uncorrected image, revealing some hidden details. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Galaxy mergers hide ravenous supermassive black holes," 14 Nov. 2018 The hidden camera technology under the screen is immature, and there is not enough light to reach the camera through the screen. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Samsung Galaxy S10 rumors: It won't have a notch but it might have... a hole?," 13 Nov. 2018 Daily check-ins instead of an impersonal switchboard. Crystal-clear pricing with no hidden fees. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "At 35, I Went to a Millennial Egg-Freezing Clinic—and Now I’m Rethinking My Future," 12 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of hidden

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hidden was in the 13th century

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English Language Learners Definition of hidden

: not seen or known

: not easily found or recognized

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the figure or shape of a crescent moon

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