hidden

adjective

hid·​den ˈhi-dᵊn How to pronounce hidden (audio)
1
: being out of sight or not readily apparent : concealed
2
hiddenness 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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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Hidden.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hidden. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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