[hid-n] /ˈhɪd n/
concealed; obscure; covert:
hidden meaning; hidden hostility.
past participle of 1 .
a past participle of hide1
concealed or obscured: a hidden cave, a hidden meaning
late 14c., from hidden + -ness.
past participle of hide (v.1); a Middle English formation (Old English had gehydd “hidden”) on the model of ride/ridden, etc. Hidden persuaders (1957) was Vance Packard’s term for “ad men.”
- Hidden reserve
noun funds that are not declared in an organization’s accounting books; also called secret reserve noun capabilities beyond those normally available to someone noun something kept in reserve and concealed, esp. not declared on a balance sheet or account Examples She has a hidden reserve of candy bars.
noun 1. any tax paid by a manufacturer, supplier, or seller that is added on to the price the consumer pays.
- Hidden unemployment
The unemployment or underemployment of workers that is not reflected in official unemployment statistics because of the way they are compiled. Only those who have no work but are actively looking for work are counted as unemployed. Those who have given up looking, those who are working less than they would like, and those who […]
[hahyd] /haɪd/ verb (used with object), hid, hidden or hid, hiding. 1. to conceal from sight; prevent from being seen or discovered: Where did she hide her jewels? 2. to obstruct the view of; cover up: The sun was hidden by the clouds. 3. to conceal from knowledge or exposure; keep secret: to hide one’s […]