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 pronunciation orhid, hid•ing. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
hid•er, n. [countable]
hide2 /haɪd/USA pronunciation
n., v., hid•ed, hid•ing.
- to conceal (something) from sight[~ + object]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.
- to cover the view of[~ + object]The sun was hidden by the clouds.
- to conceal (something) from the knowledge of others; keep secret[~ + object]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.
[ ~ +
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.
(hīd), v., hid, hid•den orhid, hid•ing, n.
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 Terms[Brit.]a place of concealment for hunting or observing wildlife; hunting blind.
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;
Middle English hiden, Old English hȳdan;
cognate with Old Frisian hūda, Greek keúthein to conceal
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.
(hīd), n., v., hid•ed, hid•ing.
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!
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 Terms[Informal.]to administer a beating to;
- safety or welfare:He's only worried about his own hide.
to protect (a rope, as a boltrope of a sail) with a covering of leather.
1 . See skin.
(hīd), n. [Old Eng. Law.]
Old English hȳd;
cognate with Dutch huid, Old Norse hūth, Danish, Swedish hud, Old High German hūt (German Haut), Latin cutis skin, cutis;
- Lawa unit of land measurement varying from 60 to 120 acres (24 to 49 hectares) or more, depending upon local usage.
Old English hīd(e), hīg(i)d portion of land, family;
akin to Latin civis citizen, Greek keîmai to lie, abide
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
'hide' also found in these entries: