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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 and Etymology 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\;

hidden

play \ˈhi-dən\ or

hid

;

hiding

play \ˈhī-diŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to put out of sight :  secrete <hide a key under the doormat>b :  to conceal for shelter or protection :  shield <They hid him from the police.>

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

  4. 3 :  to screen from or as if from view :  obscure <clouds hid the sun>

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

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 :  to remain out of sight <she hid under the bed> —often used with out <hiding out from the cops>

  8. 2 :  to seek protection or evade responsibility <hides behind his dark glasses, hoping to avoid being recognized>

hider

play \ˈhī-dər\ noun

Origin and Etymology 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 <hunting ducks from a hide>

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 prepared for use —used especially of large heavy skins <buffalo killed for their hides> <boots made of cow hide>

  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 trace or visible sign of someone or something <a wife he hadn't seen hide or hair of in over 20 years — H. L. Davis>

Origin and Etymology 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

hided

;

hiding

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

Origin and Etymology of hide

see 4hide


First Known Use: circa 1825



HIDE Defined for Kids

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hide

play
verb \ˈhīd\

Definition of hide for Students

hid

\ˈhid\

hidden

\ˈhi-dən\ or

hid

hiding

\ˈhī-diŋ\
  1. 1 :  to put or stay out of sight

  2. 2 :  to keep secret <We hid the truth.>

  3. 3 :  to screen from view <Clouds hid the sun.>


2

hide

play
noun

Definition of hide for Students

  1. :  the skin of an animal



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