hid·​den | \ ˈhi-dᵊn How to pronounce hidden (audio) \

Definition of hidden

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

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hiddenness \ ˈhi-​dᵊn-​nəs How to pronounce hidden (audio) \ noun

Examples of hidden in a Sentence

There was a hidden flaw in the airplane's design. the hidden costs in buying a home
Recent Examples on the Web To the right, a large archway with hidden storage leads to a formal dining area with gold inlay wallcoverings, handmade Bordeaux flooring and access to the china and silver room. Dallas News, 22 May 2021 The qualifications to make the list—according to the editors—included the service having to be entirely free, without any sort of free trials to rope users into purchasing, no hidden fees, and no expiration dates. Gene Marks, Forbes, 9 May 2021 Some of these companies will seem to offer great prices in search results, then load on hidden fees that exceed the come-on price. Ron Hurtibise, sun-sentinel.com, 17 Apr. 2021 There’s no long-term contract to commit to and no hidden fees or confusing tiered pricing. Tim Chan, Rolling Stone, 16 Mar. 2021 In a town known for its architecture, one of Oak Park’s hidden gems may be its main Post Office sitting in the shadow of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple. Steve Schering, chicagotribune.com, 19 May 2021 Landing preferred walk-ons - players who are guaranteed a spot on the roster but are not on scholarship - is another way to potentially find hidden gems. oregonlive, 29 Apr. 2021 The nest was well hidden, almost entirely concealed by drooping branches and abundant leaves. Lauren Markham, Harper's Magazine, 16 Mar. 2021 Fungi break rocks, nourish plants, seed clouds, cloak our skin and pack our guts, a mostly hidden and unrecorded world living alongside us and within us. Maryn Mckenna, Scientific American, 19 May 2021

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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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15 Jun 2021

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“Hidden.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hidden. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hidden

: not seen or known
: not easily found or recognized


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