hide·​away | \ ˈhīd-ə-ˌwā How to pronounce hideaway (audio) \

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The resort is a perfect romantic hideaway for young couples. the novelist has a little hideaway in the country where he goes whenever he wants to do some serious writing
Recent Examples on the Web Miller and his friend, Las Vegas casino operator Benny Binion, used the Henderson County property as hangout and hideaway. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Storied East Texas gangster hideout has a new owner," 12 Feb. 2020 Inmates at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin hid hundreds of gallons of homemade alcohol in garbage cans and other hideaways ahead of the Super Bowl, authorities said. Alejandro Serrano, SFChronicle.com, "Deputies find homemade alcohol stashed by jail inmates for Super Bowl bash," 2 Feb. 2020 The shingled home’s natural curves enabled other fun hideaways, such as a children's play loft in the shape of a boat, complete with a wooden later, mini lighthouse, and an actual old Fresnel light. Jennifer Blaise Kramer, House Beautiful, "This Home Is the Ultimate Island Getaway, No Matter Your Age," 28 June 2019 This 93-year-old hideaway tucked into the Beverly Hills Post Office area has enjoyed a full life. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: Jason Statham cuts an $18.5-million deal in Malibu," 1 Feb. 2020 The hotel became the hideaway of politicians and actors looking for a little sun and a lot of privacy. Ann Abel, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Resorts in Mexico: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards," 17 Jan. 2020 Sanchez compared it Anne Frank’s cloistered hideaway from the Nazis in a secret attic. Washington Post, "AP Exclusive: Troops that defied Maduro have fled Venezuela," 9 Dec. 2019 Many ended up at the Malden hideaway after their go-to spots, such as World Class Billiards in Peabody and Big City in Allston, closed down. BostonGlobe.com, "In Malden, a billiards champion and his pool hall rack up a fervent following - The Boston Globe," 7 Nov. 2019 University of Cincinnati Clifton Heights campus Universities usually have scores of hideaways perfect for studying. David Lyman, Cincinnati.com, "Quiet escapes from all the holiday hustle and bustle in Cincinnati," 24 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of hideaway

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hideaway was in 1926

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18 Feb 2020

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“Hideaway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hideaway. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hideaway

: a hidden place : a place where someone goes to be alone


hide·​away | \ ˈhī-də-ˌwā How to pronounce hideaway (audio) \

Kids Definition of hideaway

: retreat entry 1 sense 3, hideout “We came here to this … remote little hideaway, so we could enjoy some … privacy.”— E. B. White, The Trumpet of the Swan

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