Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Concealed adjective Hidden; kept from sight; secreted. -- Con*ceal"ed*ly adverb -- Con*ceal"ed*ness , noun Concealed weapons (Law) , dangerous weapons so carried on the person as to be knowingly or willfully concealed from sight, -- a practice forbidden by statute.
Concealer noun One who conceals.
[ Old French concelement
.] 1. 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 2. A place of hiding; a secret place; a retreat frem observation.
Will in concealment wrap me up awhile.
The cleft tree 3. A secret; out of the way knowledge.
Offers its kind concealment to a few.
Well read in strange concealments . 4. (Law) Suppression of such facts and circumstances as in justice ought to be made known. Wharton.
Concede transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Conceded
; present participle & verbal noun Conceding
.] [ Latin concedere
to go along, give way, yield: confer French concéder
. See Cede
.] 1. To yield or suffer; to surrender; to grant; as, to concede the point in question. Boyle. 2. To grant, as a right or privilege; to make concession of. 3. To admit to be true; to acknowledge.
We concede that their citizens were those who lived under different forms. Syn.
-- To grant; allow; admit; yield; surrender.
Concede intransitive verb To yield or make concession.
I wished you to concede to America, at a time when she prayed concession at our feet.
[ Through French, from Latin conceptus
a conceiving, conception, from concipere
to conceive: confer Old French past participle nom. conciez
conceived. See Conceive
, and confer Concept
.] 1. That which is conceived, imagined, or formed in the mind; idea; thought; image; conception.
In laughing, there ever procedeth a conceit of somewhat ridiculous.
A man wise in his own conceit . 2. Faculty of conceiving ideas; mental faculty; apprehension; as, a man of quick conceit .
Prov. xxvi. 12.
How often, alas! did her eyes say unto me that they loved! and yet I, not looking for such a matter, had not my conceit open to understand them. 3. Quickness of apprehension; active imagination; lively fancy.
Sir P. Sidney.
His wit's as thick as Tewksbury mustard; there's more conceit in him than is in a mallet. 4. A fanciful, odd, or extravagant notion; a quant fancy; an unnatural or affected conception; a witty thought or turn of expression; a fanciful device; a whim; a quip.
On his way to the gibbet, a freak took him in the head to go off with a conceit .
Some to conceit alone their works confine,
And glittering thoughts struck out at every line.
Tasso is full of conceits . . . which are not only below the dignity of heroic verse but contrary to its nature. 5. An overweening idea of one's self; vanity.
Plumed with conceit he calls aloud. 6. Design; pattern.
[ Obsolete] Shak. In conceit with
, in accord with; agreeing or conforming.
-- Out of conceit with
, not having a favorable opinion of; not pleased with; as, a man is out of conceit with his dress.
-- To put [ one] out of conceit with
, to make one indifferent to a thing, or in a degree displeased with it.
Conceit transitive verb To conceive; to imagine.
The strong, by conceiting themselves weak, are therebly rendered as inactive . . . as if they really were so.
One of two bad ways you must conceit me,
Either a coward or a flatterer.
Conceit intransitive verb To form an idea; to think.
Those whose . . . vulgar apprehensions conceit but low of matrimonial purposes.
Conceited adjective 1. Endowed with fancy or imagination.
He was . . . pleasantly conceited , and sharp of wit. 2. Entertaining a flattering opinion of one's self; vain.
If you think me too conceited
Or to passion quickly heated.
Conceited of their own wit, science, and politeness. 3. Curiously contrived or designed; fanciful.
A conceited chair to sleep in. Syn.
-- Vain; proud; opinionated; egotistical.
1. In an egotistical manner. 2. Fancifully; whimsically.
Conceitedness noun The state of being conceited; conceit; vanity. Addison.
Conceitless adjective Without wit; stupid.
Think'st thou I am so shallow, so conceitless .
To be seduced by thy flattery?
[ Confer French concevable
.] Capable of being conceived, imagined, or understood.
weight." Bp. Wilkins.
It is not conceivable that it should be indeed that very person whose shape and voice it assumed.
Conceive transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Conceived
; present participle & verbal noun Conceiving
.] [ Old French conzoivre
, French concevoir
, from Latin oncipere
to take, to conceive; con-
to seize or take. See Capable
, and confer Conception
.] 1. To receive into the womb and begin to breed; to begin the formation of the embryo of.
She hath also conceived a son in her old age. 2. To form in the mind; to plan; to devise; to generate; to originate; as, to conceive a purpose, plan, hope.
Luke i. 36.
It was among the ruins of the Capitol that I first conceived the idea of a work which has amused and exercised near twenty years of my life.
Conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. 3. To apprehend by reason or imagination; to take into the mind; to know; to imagine; to comprehend; to understand.
Is. lix. 13.
O horror, horror, horror! Tongue nor heart
Cannot conceive nor name thee!
You will hardly conceive him to have been bred in the same climate. Syn.
-- To apprehend; imagine; suppose; understand; comprehend; believe; think.
Conceive intransitive verb 1. To have an embryo or fetus formed in the womb; to breed; to become pregnant.
A virgin shall conceive , and bear a son. 2. To have a conception, idea, or opinion; think; -- with of .
Isa. vii. 14.
Conceive of things clearly and distinctly in their own natures.
Conceiver noun One who conceives.
Concelebrate transitive verb [ Latin concelebratus , past participle of concelebrare to concelebrate.] To celebrate together. [ Obsolete] Holland.
[ Latin concentus
, from concinere
to sing together; con-
to sing.] 1. Concert of voices; concord of sounds; harmony; as, a concent of notes.
[ Archaic.] Bacon.
That undisturbed song of pure concent . 2. Consistency; accordance.
In concent to his own principles.
Concenter, Concentre intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Concentered
; p. pr & verbal noun Concentering
] [ French concentrer
, from Latin con-
center. See Center
, and confer Concentrate
] To come to one point; to meet in, or converge toward, a common center; to have a common center.
God, in whom all perfections concenter .
Concenter, Concentre transitive verb To draw or direct to a common center; to bring together at a focus or point, as two or more lines; to concentrate.
In thee concentering all their precious beams.
All is concentered in a life intense.
Concentrate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Concentrated
; present participle & verbal noun Concentrating
.] [ Prefix con-
+ Latin centrum
center. Confer Concenter
.] 1. To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force; to fix; as, to concentrate rays of light into a focus; to concentrate the attention.
(He) concentrated whole force at his own camp. 2. To increase the strength and diminish the bulk of, as of a liquid or an ore; to intensify, by getting rid of useless material; to condense; as, to concentrate acid by evaporation; to concentrate by washing; -- opposed to dilute .
Spirit of vinegar concentrated and reduced to its greatest strength. Syn.
-- To combine; to condense; to consolidate.
Concentrate intransitive verb To approach or meet in a common center; to consolidate; as, population tends to concentrate in cities.
[ Confer French concentration
.] 1. The act or process of concentrating; the process of becoming concentrated, or the state of being concentrated; concentration.
Concentration of the lunar beams.
Intense concetration of thought. 2. The act or process of reducing the volume of a liquid, as by evaporation.
Sir J. Herschel.
The acid acquires a higher degree of concentration . 3. (Metal.) The act or process of removing the dress of ore and of reducing the valuable part to smaller compass, as by currents of air or water.
Concentrative adjective Serving or tending to concentrate; characterized by concentration.
A discrimination is only possible by a concentrative act, or act of attention.
Sir W. Hamilton.
1. The quality of concentrating. 2. (Phren.) The faculty or propensity which has to do with concentrating the intellectual the intellectual powers. Combe.
Concentrator noun (Mining) An apparatus for the separation of dry comminuted ore, by exposing it to intermittent puffs of air. Knight.
Concentrator noun (Firearms) A frame or ring of wire or hard paper fitting into the cartridge case used in some shotguns, and holding the shot together when discharged, to secure close shooting; also, a device for slightly narrowing the bore at the muzzle for the same purpose.
Concentric noun That which has a common center with something else.
Its pecular relations to its concentrics .
Concentric, Concentrical adjective
[ French concentrique
. See Concenter
.] Having a common center, as circles of different size, one within another.
Concentric circles upon the surface of the water.
Sir I. Newton.
Concentrical rings like those of an onion.
Concentrically adverb In a concentric manner.
Concentricity noun The state of being concentric.
[ From Concent
.] Possessing harmony; accordant.
[ R.] Warton.
[ Latin conceptus
(cf. neut. conceptum
fetus), past participle of concipere
to conceive: confer French concept
. See Conceit
.] An abstract general conception; a notion; a universal.
The words conception , concept , notion , should be limited to the thought of what can not be represented in the imagination; as, the thought suggested by a general term.
Sir W. Hamilton.
[ Latin conceptaculum
, from concipere
to receive. See Conceive
.] 1. That in which anything is contained; a vessel; a receiver or receptacle.
[ Obsolete] Woodward. 2. (Botany) (a) A pericarp, opening longitudinally on one side and having the seeds loose in it; a follicle; a double follicle or pair of follicles. (b) One of the cases containing the spores, etc., of flowerless plants, especially of algae.
Conceptibility noun The quality of being conceivable; conceivableness. Cudworth.
[ See Conceive
.] Capable of being conceived; conceivable. Sir M. Hale.
[ French conception
, Latin conceptio
, from concipere
to conceive. See Conceive
.] 1. The act of conceiving in the womb; the initiation of an embryonic animal life.
I will greaty multiply thy sorrow and thy conception . 2. The state of being conceived; beginning.
Gen. iii. 16.
Joy had the like conception in our eyes. 3. The power or faculty of apprehending of forming an idea in the mind; the power of recalling a past sensation or perception.
Under the article of conception , I shall confine myself to that faculty whose province it is to enable us to form a notion of our past sensations, or of the objects of sense that we have formerly perceived. 4. The formation in the mind of an image, idea, or notion, apprehension.
Conception consists in a conscious act of the understanding, bringing any given object or impression into the same class with any number of other objects or impression, by means of some character or characters common to them all. 5. The image, idea, or notion of any action or thing which is formed in the mind; a concept; a notion; a universal; the product of a rational belief or judgment. See Concept .
He [ Herodotus] says that the sun draws or attracts the water; a metaphorical term obviously intended to denote some more general and abstract conception than that of the visible operation which the word primarily signifies. 6. Idea; purpose; design.
Note this dangerous conception . 7. Conceit; affected sentiment or thought.
He . . . is full of conceptions , points of epigram, and witticism. Syn.
-- Idea; notion; perception; apprehemsion; comprehension.
Conceptional adjective Pertaining to conception.
Conceptionalist noun A conceptualist.
Conceptious adjective Apt to conceive; fruitful. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Conceptive adjective [ Confer French conceptif , Latin conceptivus .] Capable of conceiving. Sir T. Browne
Conceptual adjective Pertaining to conception.
Conceptualism noun (Metaph.) A theory, intermediate between realism and nominalism, that the mind has the power of forming for itself general conceptions of individual or single objects. Stewart.
Conceptualist noun (Metaph.) One who maintains the theory of conceptualism. Stewart.
Concern transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Concerned
; present participle & verbal noun Concerning
.] [ French concerner
, Late Latin concernere
to regard, concern, from Latin concernere
to mix or mingle together, as in a sieve for separating; con-
to separate, sift, distinguish by the senses, and especially by the eyes, to perceive, see. See Certain
.] 1. To relate or belong to; to have reference to or connection with; to affect the interest of; to be of importance to.
Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ.
Acts xxviii. 31.
Our wars with France have affected us in our most tender interests, and concerned us more than those with any other nation.
It much concerns a preacher first to learn
The genius of his audience and their turn.
Ignorant, so far as the usual instruction is concerned . 2. To engage by feeling or sentiment; to interest; as, a good prince concerns himself in the happiness of his subjects.
J. F. Cooper.
They think themselves out the reach of Providence, and no longer concerned to solicit his favor.
Concern intransitive verb To be of importance.
Which to deny concerns more than avails.
Concern noun 1. That which relates or belongs to one; business; affair.
The private concerns of fanilies. 2. That which affects the welfare or happiness; interest; moment.
Mysterious secrets of a high concern . 3. Interest in, or care for, any person or thing; regard; solicitude; anxiety.
O Marcia, let me hope thy kind concerns 4. (Com.) Persons connected in business; a firm and its business; as, a banking concern . The whole concern
And gentle wishes follow me to battle.
, all connected with a particular affair or business. Syn.
-- Care; anxiety; solicitude; interest; regard; business; affair; matter; moment. See Care
[ See Concern
, transitive verb
, 2.] Disturbed; troubled; solicitous; as, to be much concerned for the safety of a friend.
Concernedly adverb In a concerned manner; solicitously; sympathetically.