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For the verb: "to hide"

Simple Past: hid
Past Participle: hidden

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
hide1 /haɪd/USA pronunciation   v.,  hid, hid•den /ˈhɪdən/USA pronunciation  or hid, hid•ing. 
  1. to conceal (something) from sight:[+ object]Where did the crooks hide the money?
  2. to conceal (oneself);
    remain so that one cannot be seen: [no object]I hid in the closet.[+ oneself]I hid myself in the closet.
  3. to cover the view of:[+ object]The sun was hidden by the clouds.
  4. to conceal (something) from the knowledge of others;
    keep secret:[+ object]He was never able to hide his true feelings about her.
  5. hide out, [no object] to go into or remain in hiding:The spies were hiding out in the farmhouse.
hid•er, n. [countable]

hide2 /haɪd/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  hid•ed, hid•ing. 
n. [countable]
  1. Clothingthe raw skin of a large animal, as a cow or horse:making hides into leather.
  2. Informal Terms
    • the life or welfare of a person:turned informer to save his own hide.

v. [ + obj]
  1. Informal Termsto give a beating to;
  1. 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.
  2. tan one's hide, to give a beating (to):promised to tan his hide.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
hide1  (hīd),USA pronunciation v.,  hid, hid•den  or hid, hid•ing, n. 
  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.

  1. to conceal oneself;
    lie concealed:He hid in the closet.
  2. hide out, to go into or remain in hiding:After breaking out of jail, he hid out in a deserted farmhouse.

  1. British Termsa place of concealment for hunting or observing wildlife;
    hunting blind.
hida•ble, adj. 
hid′a•bili•ty, n. 
hider, 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 pronunciation n., v.,  hid•ed, hid•ing. 
  1. Clothingthe pelt or skin of one of the larger animals (cow, horse, buffalo, etc.), raw or dressed.
  2. Informal Terms
    • 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.
  3. British Terms[Australia and New Zealand Informal.]impertinence;
  4. 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. 

  1. Informal Termsto administer a beating to;
  2. to protect (a rope, as a boltrope of a sail) with a covering of leather.
hideless, adj. 
  • 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 pronunciation n. [Old Eng. Law.]
  1. 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

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

hide /haɪd/ vb (hides, hiding, hid /hɪd/, hidden /ˈhɪdən/, 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. (transitive) to conceal or obscure: the clouds hid the sun
  3. (transitive) to keep secret
  4. (transitive) to turn (one's head, eyes, etc) away
  1. 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
Etymology: Old English hӯdan; related to Old Frisian hēda, Middle Low German hüden, Greek keuthein

ˈhider n
hide /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
vb (hides, hiding, hided)
  1. (transitive) informal to flog
Etymology: Old English hӯd; related to Old Norse hūth, Old Frisian hēd, Old High German hūt, Latin cutis skin, Greek kutos; see cuticle
hide /haɪd/ n
  1. an obsolete Brit unit of land measure, varying in magnitude from about 60 to 120 acres
Etymology: Old English hīgid; related to hīw family, household, Latin cīvis citizen

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