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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My cozy, minimalist hideout gave me the thrill of self-possession, control over expressing my identity. Logan Scherer, Curbed, "Housesitting made me want a life I thought I didn’t need," 20 June 2019 Then, driving away from his hideout, the officers realize that the time of day is 8:20 P.M. but the sun is still high in the sky; then their police radio goes out, then, their cell-phone service. Paige Williams, The New Yorker, "“The Dead Don’t Die,” Reviewed: Jim Jarmusch’s Fiercely Political Zombie Comedy," 14 June 2019 The many levels offer degrees of difficulty, of protection and openness, of hideouts and public stages, just like the park that surrounds the playground. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "How not to cheat children: Let them build their own playgrounds," 18 July 2018 The report sheds light on the death of Perez, who was killed in January when government forces hunted his group down to a mountain hideout outside Caracas. Fox News, "Basic human rights in Venezuela being ‘chiseled away,’ UN report says," 22 June 2018 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

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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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