hideout

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

Definition of hideout

: a place of refuge, retreat, or concealment a criminal's secret hideout

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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
Recent Examples on the Web At least three senior Hamas leaders were reported dead as of Tuesday evening after an Israeli strike leveled their hideout. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 12 May 2021 Militant group Islamic Jihad confirmed that three senior commanders were killed in a strike on their hideout in a Gaza City apartment building. Fares Akram And Joseph Krauss, chicagotribune.com, 12 May 2021 Militant group Islamic Jihad confirmed that three senior commanders were killed in a strike on their hideout in a Gaza City apartment building. Fox News, 12 May 2021 In his withdrawal announcement last month, Biden said the initial mission was accomplished a decade ago when U.S. Navy SEALS killed bin Laden in his hideout in neighboring Pakistan. BostonGlobe.com, 1 May 2021 In his withdrawal announcement last month, Biden said the initial mission was accomplished a decade ago when U.S. Navy SEALS killed bin Laden in his hideout in neighboring Pakistan. Arkansas Online, 1 May 2021 In his withdrawal announcement last month, Biden said the initial mission was accomplished a decade ago when U.S. Navy SEALS killed bin Laden in his hideout in neighboring Pakistan. Kathy Gannon, USA TODAY, 1 May 2021 In his withdrawal announcement last month, Biden said the initial mission was accomplished a decade ago when U.S. Navy SEALS killed bin Laden in his hideout in neighboring Pakistan. al, 1 May 2021 In his withdrawal announcement last month, Mr. Biden said the initial mission was accomplished a decade ago when U.S. Navy SEALS killed bin Laden in his hideout in neighboring Pakistan. CBS News, 1 May 2021

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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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11 Jun 2021

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“Hideout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hideout. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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hideout

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hideout

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

hideout

noun
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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