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

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His mother left for Abbottabad, joining her husband in his hideout. Zeke Miller, chicagotribune.com, "White House says the son of Osama bin Laden has been killed in a U.S. operation," 14 Sep. 2019 His family had fled from nearby Panjwai district after his school was destroyed because the Taliban had been using it as a militant hideout. Washington Post, "During Afghan elections, schools double as voting places — and become Taliban targets," 14 Aug. 2019 Letters found by the Navy SEALs during the raid on his hideout showed that Hamza had asked his father to train him to follow in his footsteps, and that the elder bin Laden was preparing him for the role. Deirdre Shesgreen, USA TODAY, "Trump confirms death of Osama bin Laden's son in US counter-terrorism operation," 31 July 2019 Defensive tunnels, located away from the border, are used to store weapons and serve as hideouts. Fares Akram, The Seattle Times, "Hamas has developed a vast arsenal in blockaded Gaza," 25 Mar. 2019 The new island environment includes jungles, deserts and snowy hideouts. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "Explore augmented reality with 'Harry Potter,' 'Jurassic World,' and 'Angry Birds' games," 6 July 2019 The report apparently refers to civilians killed during Afghan and U.S. military operations against insurgents, such as airstrikes and night raids on militant hideouts. Rahim Faiez, chicagotribune.com, "Afghan forces and U.S. coalition allies have killed more civilians in 2019 than the Taliban, U.N. says," 2 Aug. 2019 Raniere, 58, was arrested at a Mexican hideout in 2018 following an investigation his Albany-area group. Author: Tom Hays, Anchorage Daily News, "Self-help guru convicted in lurid NY sex-trafficking case," 19 June 2019 The report apparently refers to civilians killed during Afghan and U.S. military operations against insurgents, such as airstrikes and night raids on militant hideouts. Rahim Faiez, chicagotribune.com, "Afghan forces and U.S. coalition allies have killed more civilians in 2019 than the Taliban, U.N. says," 2 Aug. 2019

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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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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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