hide-and-seek

noun \ ˌhīd-ᵊn-ˈsēk \

Definition of hide-and-seek

: a children's game in which one player does not look while others hide and then goes to find them

First Known Use of hide-and-seek

circa 1727


HIDE-AND-SEEK Defined for English Language Learners

hide-and-seek

noun

Definition of hide-and-seek for English Language Learners

  • : a children's game in which everyone hides from one player who tries to find them


HIDE-AND-SEEK Defined for Kids

hide-and-seek

noun \ ˌhī-dᵊn-ˈsēk \

Definition of hide-and-seek for Students

: a game in which one player covers his or her eyes and after giving the others time to hide goes looking for them

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