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hide

1 [hahyd]
verb (used with object), hid, hidden or hid, hiding.
1.
to conceal from sight; prevent from being seen or discovered: Where did she hide her jewels?
2.
to obstruct the view of; cover up: The sun was hidden by the clouds.
3.
to conceal from knowledge or exposure; keep secret: to hide one's feelings.
verb (used without object), hid, hidden or hid, hiding.
4.
to conceal oneself; lie concealed: He hid in the closet.
noun
5.
British. a place of concealment for hunting or observing wildlife; hunting blind.
Verb phrases
6.
hide out, to go into or remain in hiding: After breaking out of jail, he hid out in a deserted farmhouse.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English hiden, Old English hȳdan; cognate with Old Frisian hūda, Greek keúthein to conceal

hidable, adjective
hidability, noun
hider, noun


1. screen, mask, cloak, veil, shroud, disguise. Hide, conceal, secrete mean to put out of sight or in a secret place. Hide is the general word: to hide one's money or purpose; A dog hides a bone. Conceal somewhat more formal, is to cover from sight: A rock concealed them from view. Secrete means to put away carefully, in order to keep secret: The spy secreted the important papers. 3. disguise, dissemble, suppress.


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