hideout

noun hide·out \ ˈhīd-ˌau̇t \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of hideout

:a place of refuge, retreat, or concealment

Examples of hideout in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of hideout

1885


HIDEOUT Defined for English Language Learners

hideout

noun

Definition of hideout for English Language Learners

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


HIDEOUT Defined for Kids

hideout

noun hide·out \ ˈhīd-ˌau̇t \

Definition of hideout for Students

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


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