hide·​out | \ˈhīd-ˌau̇t \

Definition of hideout 

: a place of refuge, retreat, or concealment

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Examples of hideout in a Sentence

police found the stolen jewels under the floorboards in the thief's hideout, a cabin deep in the woods

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Among the stops are Nipe Bay, home of the lush pine forests of the Sierra del Cristal range and Guayabo waterfalls, and Isla de la Juventud, a former pirate hideout with coral reefs, shipwrecks, and the otherworldly Punta del Este Caves. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "The Best Places to Travel in 2019," 7 Dec. 2018 Ghuneimat said security forces found large quantities of explosives buried near the hideout. Alice Su, The Seattle Times, "Suspects in latest Jordan attack are homegrown militants," 13 Aug. 2018 But tucked away from the 112 guest rooms is a special hideout that puts traditional vacation rentals to shame. Alex Schechter, Vogue, "Beyond Airbnb: 9 Luxe Hotels That Cater to House Lovers," 11 Oct. 2018 Zschaepe sets fire to their hideout in the nearby town of Zwickau and mails videos featuring a Pink Panther cartoon character to the media in which the NSU claims responsibility for the killings. Fox News, "A brief history of German neo-Nazi group NSU," 11 July 2018 Our new Troll Hunt exhibition features six colossal wooden creatures and a top-secret hideout set among our 1,700-acre grounds. Jen Banowetz, Naperville Sun, "Bikes are welcome at Morton Arboretum event," 27 June 2018 Both the government and the militants declared temporary cease-fires for the end-of-Ramadan Eid al-Fitr holiday, leading to hugs and selfies between the two sides as militants emerged from their hideouts to enter towns and cities. NBC News, "Afghans march 400 miles for peace, vow that's just the beginning," 18 June 2018 Phone records show that one of the calls was made from the hideout house shortly before the murders. latimes.com, "'They framed me': On death row for decades, Kevin Cooper pushes for new DNA tests in Chino Hills murders," 8 July 2018 There is a historically accurate train (loaned from the Bavarian Railway Museum) loaded with gold bricks and hideouts where Trotskyists crank out propaganda on printing presses. Lincoln Michel, GQ, "Babylon Berlin Is the Best Historical Drama on Netflix," 17 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of hideout

1885, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of hideout

: a place where someone (such as a criminal) hides to avoid being found or captured


hide·​out | \ˈhīd-ˌau̇t \

Kids Definition of hideout

: a secret place for hiding (as from the police)

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