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noun \ˈhīd\

Definition of HIDE

:  any of various old English units of land area; especially :  a unit of 120 acres

Origin of HIDE

Middle English, from Old English hīgid, hīd
First Known Use: before 12th century

2hide

verb
hid \ˈhid\ hid·den \ˈhi-dən\ or hidhid·ing \ˈhī-diŋ\

Definition of HIDE

transitive verb
1
a :  to put out of sight :  secrete
b :  to conceal for shelter or protection :  shield
2
:  to keep secret <hide the truth>
3
:  to screen from or as if from view :  obscure
4
:  to turn (the eyes or face) away in shame or anger
intransitive verb
1
:  to remain out of sight —often used with out
2
:  to seek protection or evade responsibility
hid·er \ˈhī-dər\ noun

Origin of HIDE

Middle English hiden, from Old English hȳdan; akin to Greek keuthein to conceal
First Known Use: before 12th century

Synonym Discussion of HIDE

hide, conceal, screen, secrete, bury mean to withhold or withdraw from sight. hide may or may not suggest intent <hide in the closet> <a house hidden in the woods>. conceal usually does imply intent and often specifically implies a refusal to divulge <concealed the weapon>. screen implies an interposing of something that prevents discovery <a house screened by trees>. secrete suggests a depositing in a place unknown to others <secreted the amulet inside his shirt>. bury implies covering up so as to hide completely <buried the treasure>.

3hide

noun

Definition of HIDE

chiefly British
:  blind 2

First Known Use of HIDE

14th century

4hide

noun

Definition of HIDE

1
:  the skin of an animal whether raw or dressed —used especially of large heavy skins
2
:  the life or physical well-being of a person <betrayed his friend to save his own hide>
hide or hair or hide nor hair
:  a vestige or trace of someone or something <a wife he hadn't seen hide or hair of in over 20 years — H. L. Davis>

Origin of HIDE

Middle English, from Old English hȳd; akin to Old High German hūt hide, Latin cutis skin, Greek kytos hollow vessel
First Known Use: before 12th century

5hide

verb
hid·edhid·ing

Definition of HIDE

transitive verb
:  to give a beating to :  flog

First Known Use of HIDE

circa 1825

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