hide hair

hide

2 [hahyd]
noun
1.
the pelt or skin of one of the larger animals (cow, horse, buffalo, etc.), raw or dressed.
2.
Informal.
a.
the skin of a human being: Get out of here or I'll tan your hide!
b.
safety or welfare: He's only worried about his own hide.
3.
Australia and New Zealand Informal. impertinence; impudence.
verb (used with object), hided, hiding.
4.
Informal. to administer a beating to; thrash.
5.
to protect (a rope, as a boltrope of a sail) with a covering of leather.
Idioms
6.
hide nor hair, a trace or evidence, as of something missing: They didn't find hide nor hair of the murder weapon. Also, hide or hair.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English hȳd; cognate with Dutch huid, Old Norse hūth, Danish, Swedish hud, Old High German hūt (German Haut), Latin cutis skin, cutis; see hide1

hideless, adjective


1. See skin.
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hide1 (haɪd)
 
vb , hides, hiding, hid, hidden, hid
1.  to put or keep (oneself or an object) in a secret place; conceal (oneself or an object) from view or discovery: to hide a pencil; to hide from the police
2.  (tr) to conceal or obscure: the clouds hid the sun
3.  (tr) to keep secret
4.  (tr) to turn (one's head, eyes, etc) away
 
n
5.  (Brit) US and Canadian equivalent: blind a place of concealment, usually disguised to appear as part of the natural environment, used by hunters, birdwatchers, etc
 
[Old English hӯdan; related to Old Frisian hēda, Middle Low German hüden, Greek keuthein]
 
'hidable1
 
adj
 
'hider1
 
n

hide2 (haɪd)
 
n
1.  the skin of an animal, esp the tough thick skin of a large mammal, either tanned or raw
2.  informal the human skin
3.  informal (Austral), (NZ) impudence
 
vb , hides, hiding, hided
4.  informal (tr) to flog
 
[Old English hӯd; related to Old Norse hūth, Old Frisian hēd, Old High German hūt, Latin cutis skin, Greek kutos; see cuticle]
 
'hideless2
 
adj

hide3 (haɪd)
 
n
an obsolete Brit unit of land measure, varying in magnitude from about 60 to 120 acres
 
[Old English hīgid; related to hīw family, household, Latin cīvis citizen]

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hide
O.E. hydan, from W.Gmc. *khuthjanan, from PIE *keudh- (cf. Gk. keuthein "to hide, conceal"), from base *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (see hide (n.1)). Past participle hidden is a M.E. formation (O.E. had gehydd "hidden") on the model of ride/ridden, etc. Hide and seek (1672)
replaced earlier all hid (1588); while hide-out "a hiding place" is Amer.Eng., first attested 1885.

hide
O.E. hyd, from P.Gmc. *khudiz (cf. O.N. huð, O.Fris. hed, M.Du. huut, Ger. Haut "skin"), related to O.E. verb hydan "to hide," the common notion being of "covering," from PIE base *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (cf. Skt. kostha "enclosing wall," skunati "covers;" Arm. ciw "roof;" L. cutis "skin," scutum
"shield," ob-scurus "dark;" Gk. kytos "a hollow, vessel," keutho "to cover, to hide," skynia "eyebrows;" Rus. kishka "gut," lit. "sheath;" Lith. kiautas "husk," kutis "stall;" O.N. sky "cloud;" M.H.G. hode "scrotum;" O.H.G. scura, Ger. Scheuer "barn;" Welsh cuddio "to hide").

hide
"measure of land" (obsolete), O.E. hid, earlier higid, from hiw- "family" (cf. hiwan "household," hiwo "a husband, master of a household"), from PIE *keiwo- (cf. L. civis "citizen"). The notion was of "amount of land needed to feed one free family and dependents," usually 100 or 120 acres, but the amount
could be as little as 60, depending on the quality of the land.
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hide definition


  1. n.
    the skin. : I need to get some rays on my hide.
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