hide1(hīd),USA pronunciationv.,hid, hid•den or hid, hid•ing,n. v.t.
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.
to conceal oneself; lie concealed:He hid in the closet.
hide out, to go into or remain in hiding:After breaking out of jail, he hid out in a deserted farmhouse.
British Termsa place of concealment for hunting or observing wildlife; hunting blind.
hid′a•ble,adj. hid′a•bil′i•ty,n. hid′er,n.
bef. 900; Middle English hiden, Old English hȳdan; cognate with Old Frisian hūda, Greek keúthein to conceal
1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged 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.See corresponding entry in Unabridged disguise, dissemble, suppress.
1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged reveal, display.
hide2(hīd),USA pronunciationn., v.,hid•ed, hid•ing. n.
Clothingthe pelt or skin of one of the larger animals (cow, horse, buffalo, etc.), raw or dressed.
the skin of a human being:Get out of here or I'll tan your hide!
safety or welfare:He's only worried about his own hide.
British Terms[Australia and New Zealand Informal.]impertinence; impudence.
Idiomshide 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.
Informal Termsto administer a beating to; thrash.
to protect (a rope, as a boltrope of a sail) with a covering of leather.
bef. 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
1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See skin.
hide3(hīd),USA pronunciationn.[Old Eng. Law.]
Lawa unit of land measurement varying from 60 to 120 acres (24 to 49 hectares) or more, depending upon local usage.
bef. 900; Middle English; Old English hīd(e), hīg(i)d portion of land, family; akin to Latin civis citizen, Greek keîmai to lie, abide