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hide

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noun \ˈhīd\

Definition of hide

  1. :  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


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hide

verb

Definition of hide

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

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to put out of sight :  secrete b :  to conceal for shelter or protection :  shield

  3. 2 :  to keep secret <hide the truth>

  4. 3 :  to screen from or as if from view :  obscure

  5. 4 :  to turn (the eyes or face) away in shame or anger

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 :  to remain out of sight —often used with out

  8. 2 :  to seek protection or evade responsibility

hid·er play \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>.

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hide

noun

Definition of hide

chiefly British

  1. :  blind 2



14th Century

First Known Use of hide

14th century


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hide

noun

Definition of hide

  1. 1 :  the skin of an animal whether raw or dressed —used especially of large heavy skins

  2. 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
  1. :  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


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hide

verb

Definition of hide

hid·edhid·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to give a beating to :  flog



Circa 1825

First Known Use of hide

circa 1825




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