hide·​out | \ ˈhīd-ˌau̇t How to pronounce hideout (audio) \

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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After the cinematic space odyssey, partygoers made their way to what could only be described as a superhero hideout. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "Brie Larson Exhibited All Kinds of Girl Power at Captain Marvel's Adrenaline-Fueled New York City Premiere," 8 Mar. 2019 Both the vibe and decor at this tiny basement hideout in the middle of clubby Roppongi is poised between British pub and Japanese cafe, with 20 rotating taps of Japanese beer set into the wall. Melinda Joe, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Bars in Tokyo," 27 Feb. 2018 Located at 1030 Benito Avenue, this cozy hideout is now on the market for $798,000. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Rustic midcentury cabin minutes from beach asks $798K," 20 Nov. 2018 Police officer Prashant Diwate says fighting began on Sunday after police commandos raided the rebels' hideout deep in a forested area in Gadchilori district in Maharashtra state. Fox News, "Police say 14 Maoist rebels killed in raid in western India," 22 Apr. 2018 The group continues to wage an insurgency from remote hideouts, but the work of exhuming mass graves marks an effort for Iraq to move beyond its recent troubled history. Sune Engel Rasmussen, WSJ, "Islamic State Left 200 Mass Graves in Iraq, U.N. Says," 6 Nov. 2018 Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows The Fairmont Miramar is a classic Santa Monica stay - as much of a garden hideout as a beach basecamp. Brooke Porter Katz, Condé Nast Traveler, "23 Best Hotels in Los Angeles," 1 Mar. 2018 This town is a hush-hush hideout that Chileans are only just starting to share. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Next Great Food Scene, Beach Town, and More: The 2019 Trends We're Calling Now," 18 Dec. 2018 Walk through Roxy’s street level shop on Massachusetts Avenue before giving a bouncer your ID, and entering the downstairs hideout, bursting with neon and arcade games. Elizabeth Wellington, Condé Nast Traveler, "16 Best Things to Do in Boston," 2 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of hideout

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hideout was in 1885

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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 How to pronounce hideout (audio) \

Kids Definition of hideout

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

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