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

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Examples of hideaway in a Sentence

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

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The Catskill Mountains town was already known for being an artists’ colony and Bob Dylan’s rural hideaway. Washington Post, "Where was Woodstock held? 5 myths about the famous festival," 12 Aug. 2019 Eric Landt, the property's general manager, gives T&C the inside tour of this Nantucket hideaway's latest makeover. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "The Best Room At... The Wauwinet," 9 Aug. 2019 There are moments of tenderness and beauty here, including an idyllic prologue set at a nearby swimming hole where children splash, play, hide and seek, while Juan’s teenage son (Yago Martínez) and a girlfriend make love in a rocky hideaway. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Our Time’ opens up a marriage and finds more beauty than insight," 11 July 2019 Talk about a celebrity-friendly California hideaway. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Inside the Glamorous Montecito Ranch Where Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger Got Married," 18 June 2019 Magazine Calling Mikael and Lotta Jansson’s Tuscan retreat a hideaway is something of an understatement. Joshua Levine, WSJ, "The Rustic Charm of an Idyllic Tuscan Hideaway," 21 May 2019 Artists’ Retreat: Ballyvaughan As twilight falls, settle in at Gregans Castle Hotel, a luxe hideaway frequented by Heaney as well as J.R.R. Tolkien and Steven Spielberg. Serena Renner, National Geographic, "Road trip through the Irish countryside’s wild beauty," 12 Mar. 2019 Built in 1951, the zen-like hideaway has drawn a few stars over the years; previous owners include Ellen DeGeneres and late actor Heath Ledger. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property Newsletter: Properties with serious air," 10 Aug. 2019 Set on a cul-de-sac along the fairway of an adjoining golf course, the 7,838-square-foot hideaway takes in unobstructed pasture, mountain and ski-run views. Lauren Beale, latimes.com, "Schusser Stein Eriksen’s off-piste getaway in Utah for sale at $6.8 million," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of hideaway

1926, in the meaning defined above

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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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