hide1 [hahyd] /haɪd/ Show IPA verb, hid, hidden or hid, hiding, noun
verb phrase 1
verb (used with object)
to conceal from sight; prevent from being seen or discovered:
Where did she hide her jewels?
to obstruct the view of; cover up:
The sun was hidden by the clouds.
to conceal from knowledge or exposure; keep secret:
to hide one's feelings.
verb (used without object)
to conceal oneself; lie concealed:
He hid in the closet.
British. a place of concealment for hunting or observing wildlife; hunting blind.
to go into or remain in hiding:
After breaking out of jail, he hid out in a deserted farmhouse.
before 900; Middle English hiden, Old English hȳdan; cognate with Old Frisian hūda, Greek keúthein to conceal
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.