For the verb: "to hide"
|Simple Past: ||hid|
|Past Participle: ||hidden|
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
hide1 /haɪd/USA pronunciation
v., hid, hid•den/ˈhɪdən/USA pronunciationorhid, hid•ing.
hid•er, n. [countable]
hide2 /haɪd/USA pronunciation
n., v., hid•ed, hid•ing.
- [~ + object] to conceal (something) from sight:Where did the crooks hide the money?
- to conceal (oneself); remain so that one cannot be seen: [no object]I hid in the closet.[~ + oneself]I hid myself in the closet.
- [~ + object] to cover the view of:The sun was hidden by the clouds.
- [~ + object] to conceal (something) from the knowledge of others; keep secret:He was never able to hide his true feelings about her.
- hide out, [no object] to go into or remain in hiding:The spies were hiding out in the farmhouse.
Clothingthe raw skin of a large animal, as a cow or horse:making hides into leather.
- the life or welfare of a person:turned informer to save his own hide.
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Informal Terms[Informal.]to give a beating to; thrash.
- Idiomshide (n)or hair, This phrase is used in negative sentences or questions to mean "a trace or evidence, as of something missing'':I haven't seen hide nor hair of them since last week.
- tan one's hide, to give a beating (to):promised to tan his hide.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
hide /haɪd/ vb (hides, hiding, hid /hɪd/, hidden /ˈhɪdən/, hid)
- 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
- (transitive) to conceal or obscure: the clouds hid the sun
- (transitive) to keep secret
- (transitive) to turn (one's head, eyes, etc) away
Etymology: Old English hӯdan; related to Old Frisian hēda, Middle Low German hüden, Greek keutheinˈhider n
- Brit a place of concealment, usually disguised to appear as part of the natural environment, used by hunters, birdwatchers, etc
US and Canadian equivalent: blind
hide /haɪd/ n
vb (hides, hiding, hided)
- the skin of an animal, esp the tough thick skin of a large mammal, either tanned or raw
- informal the human skin
Etymology: Old English hӯd; related to Old Norse hūth, Old Frisian hēd, Old High German hūt, Latin cutis skin, Greek kutos; see cuticle
- (transitive) informal to flog
hide /haɪd/ n
Etymology: Old English hīgid; related to hīw family, household, Latin cīvis citizen
- an obsolete Brit unit of land measure, varying in magnitude from about 60 to 120 acres
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