concealment

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n concealment the activity of keeping something secret
    • n concealment a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something "a screen of trees afforded privacy","under cover of darkness","the brush provided a covert for game","the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background"
    • n concealment the condition of being concealed or hidden
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Pocatello, Idaho, a law passed in 1912 provided that "The carrying of concealed weapons is forbidden, unless same are exhibited to public view."
    • Concealment A place of hiding; a secret place; a retreat frem observation. "The cleft tree
      Offers its kind concealment to a few."
    • Concealment A secret; out of the way knowledge. "Well read in strange concealments ."
    • Concealment (Law) Suppression of such facts and circumstances as in justice ought to be made known.
    • Concealment The act of concealing; the state of being concealed. "But let concealment , like a worm i' the bud,
      Feed on her damask cheek."
      "Some dear cause
      Will in concealment wrap me up awhile."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Seattle, Washington, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon that is over six feet in length.
    • n concealment The act of concealing, hiding, or keeping secret.
    • n concealment Specifically, in law, the intentional suppression of truth, to the injury or prejudice of another.
    • n concealment The state of being concealed or withdrawn from observation; privacy; retreat.
    • n concealment Shelter from observation; protection from discovery; a place or means of such shelter or protection: as, his only concealment was an arbor of boughs.
    • n concealment In English history, property, as land, the ownership of which was concealed from the commissioners for the dissolution of monasteries, etc., at the time of the Reformation. Also called concealed land.
    • n concealment Secret knowledge; a secret; mystery.
    • n concealment Synonyms and Secrecy, hiding, hiding-place, retreat, disguise.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It is illegal in Reno, Nevada to conceal a spray-painted shopping cart in your basement.
    • n Concealment act of concealing: secrecy: disguise: hiding-place:
    • n Concealment (Shak.) a mystery
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Quotations

  • St. Jerome
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    “True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.”
  • Arabian Proverb
    Arabian Proverb
    “Do not tell a friend anything you would conceal from an enemy.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
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    “Hatreds not vowed and concealed are to be feared more than those openly declared.”
  • Horace
    Horace
    “It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed.”
  • Alphonse De Lamartine
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    “Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history.”
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
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    “Dishonest people conceal their faults from themselves as well as others, honest people know and confess them.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. concelement,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. conceler—L. concelāre, from con, inten., and celāre, to hide.

Usage

In literature:

In transmission, their concealment from the enemy's view should be insured.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the" by War Department
The sources of a busy future commerce lie concealed, and but half concealed, in its rocks.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
On reaching the trees, I found that they afforded but a poor place of concealment.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
On reaching the trees, I found that they afforded but a poor place of concealment.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
He would conceal himself for that purpose in the garden, and be provided with false keys, by which to deliver her from her prison.
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
He quickly searched the room to be sure that the thief was not concealed in it, and then descended to the main hall.
"The Crime of the French Café and Other Stories" by Nicholas Carter
To the west the woods concealed everything.
"Love Under Fire" by Randall Parrish
The Confederates were concealed by a fringe of woods, and the Federals were twice repulsed.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
Meanwhile, I trust, sir, you will see the propriety of concealing this unpleasant matter from Miss Minford.
"Round the Block" by John Bell Bouton
She stooped down and kissed me many times, to conceal her tears, probably.
"Miriam Monfort" by Catherine A. Warfield
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In poetry:

What though no more by dreams is shown
That future things to God are known;
Enough the promises reveal:
Wisdom and love the rest conceal.
"O God, Who didst Thy will unfold" by Josiah Conder
Who is this little maid
Of whom I'm so afraid?
Dare I reveal it?
This little maid is she
Whose eyes these verses see;
I can't conceal it.
"A Valentine" by Oscar Fay Adams
Thy mornings showed, thy nights concealed,
The bowers where Lucy played;
And thine too is the last green field
That Lucy's eyes surveyed.
"I Travelled among Unknown Men" by William Wordsworth
Oh! sweet it is to know, to feel,
In all our gloom and wand'rings here,
No night of sorrow can conceal
Man from Thy notice, from Thy care.
"God near in Sorrow" by John Bowring
O sweet it is to know, to feel,
In all our gloom, our wand'rings here—
No night of sorrow can conceal
Man from Thy notice, from Thy care.
"Summer: Monday Morning" by John Bowring
And what must love be in a heart
All passion's fiery depths concealing,
Which has in its minutest part
More than another's whole of feeling.
"The Troubadour. Canto 2" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

In news:

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Allowing patrons to carry concealed weapons inside the Van Andel Arena would be a "big mistake," according to the head of the security firm for the arena and other public venues in West Michigan.
A bill that would authorize the carry of concealed weapons without a permit in Wyoming may very well pass, but not without the concerted efforts of law enforcement to stop it.
Rick Scott rejects request to ban concealed weapons outside GOP convention in Tampa.
Florida Gov Rick Scott has rejected a request to ban visitors from carrying concealed weapons in downtown Tampa during the Republican National Convention in August.
Ohio, Kansas sign agreement on concealed weapons .
House Passes Concealed Weapons for Prosecutors.
Crush of applications to delay concealed weapons permits.
The university's board of trustees voted last week to allow concealed weapons on campus.
Liberty University reverses policy on concealed weapons .
Walz said Minnesota's experience with its concealed-weapons permit tells him the federal bill deserves support.
"I think in this case, and I'll have to tell you, watching how it played out in Minnesota and the lack of any incident with the concealed carry permit, that I think it can be done the right way," Walz said.
Sedgwick County approves concealed weapons in some county buildings.
Sedgwick County Commissioners passed a measure allowing people with concealed carry permits to bring their weapons into some county-owned buildings.
Benefit Cosmetics Boing Concealer .
If you're looking for under-eye coverage, Stiles recommends a Clarins concealer stick ($25.
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In science:

A theorem of Stallings/Dunwoody and an elementary proposition about surfaces with boundary (concealed in Lemma 14) will guarantee that the moves can be applied.
Nielsen equivalence of generating sets for closed surface groups
Building Trust is the basis of all communication, especially electronic one, as the identity of the other entity remains concealed.
A Secure Web-Based File Exchange Server: Software Requirements Specification Document
In comparison, the present study adopts an isothermal profile for the hot halo with a density that is concealed in the physically ambiguous parameter α.
The Effect of Drag from the Galactic Hot Halo on the Magellanic Stream and Leading Arm
However, data races are concealed in enormous number of memory operations in a program.
Efficient Deterministic Replay Using Complete Race Detection
The trouble is that data races are concealed in enormous number of memory operations, while it is NP-hard to identify whether there exists data race between a pair of memory operations .
Efficient Deterministic Replay Using Complete Race Detection
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