What does the word concealment mean?

Usage examples for concealment

  1. To illustrate: In a popular monologue a lady is supposed to discover under the edge of a curtain a pair of boots which she takes for evidence that a man is standing behind the curtain in concealment. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  2. A wait before the answering word is given shows an attempt at concealment." – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. We left upon our right as we rode along, some hundreds of yards from the sea, the remains of what years upon years ago was a fort, built somewhat as forts will be built in the near future- with a view to concealment. – In the Tail of the Peacock by Isabel Savory