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hide

noun \ ˈhīd \

Definition of hide

: 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


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hide

verb

Definition of hide

hid play \ˈhid\; hidden play \ˈhi-dᵊn\ or hid; hiding play \ˈhī-diŋ\
transitive verb
1 a : 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.
2 : to keep secret
  • hide the truth
3 : to screen from or as if from view : obscure
  • clouds hid the sun
4 : to turn (the eyes or face) away in shame or anger
intransitive verb
1 : to remain out of sight
  • she hid under the bed
often used with out
  • hiding out from the cops
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

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
: blind 2
  • hunting ducks from a hide

First Known Use of hide

14th century


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hide

noun

Definition of hide

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 : the life or physical well-being of a person
  • betrayed his friend to save his own hide
hide or hair or hide nor hair
: 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


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hide

verb

Definition of hide

hided; hiding
transitive verb
: to give a beating to : flog

Origin and Etymology of hide

see 4hide



HIDE Defined for Kids

1

hide

verb \ ˈhīd \

Definition of hide for Students

hid \ˈhid\; hidden \ˈhi-dᵊn\ or hid; hiding \ˈhī-diŋ\
1 : to put or stay out of sight
2 : to keep secret
  • We hid the truth.
3 : to screen from view
  • Clouds hid the sun.

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hide

noun

Definition of hide for Students

: the skin of an animal


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