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 Dictionary entry overview: What does concealment mean? 

  The noun CONCEALMENT has 3 senses:

1. the condition of being concealed or hidden
2. a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
3. the activity of keeping something secret

  Familiarity information: CONCEALMENT used as a noun is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1concealment [BACK TO TOP]


The condition of being concealed or hidden

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


concealment; privateness; privacy; secrecy

Hypernyms ("concealment" is a kind of...):

isolation (a state of separation between persons or groups)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "concealment"):

covertness; hiddenness (the state of being covert and hidden)

bosom (the chest considered as the place where secret thoughts are kept)

confidentiality (the state of being secret)

Sense 2concealment [BACK TO TOP]


A covering that serves to conceal or shelter something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


cover; covert; concealment; screen

Context examples:

they crouched behind the screen / under cover of darkness

Hypernyms ("concealment" is a kind of...):

covering (an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "concealment"):

stalking-horse (screen consisting of a figure of a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game)

shoji (a translucent screen made of a wooden frame covered with rice paper)

camouflage (device or stratagem for concealment or deceit)

blind (a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters))

Sense 3concealment [BACK TO TOP]


The activity of keeping something secret

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


concealing; hiding; concealment

Hypernyms ("concealment" is a kind of...):

activity (any specific behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "concealment"):

camouflage; disguise (the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance)

money laundering (concealing the source of illegally gotten money)

stealing; stealth (avoiding detection by moving carefully)

smoke screen; smokescreen (an action intended to conceal or confuse or obscure)

burial; burying (concealing something under the ground)

cover-up (concealment that attempts to prevent something scandalous from becoming public)

cover (a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent))

cover; covering; masking; screening (the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it)

mask (activity that tries to conceal something)

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