hide

 /haɪd/


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.
  1. [+ object] to conceal (something) from sight: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. [+ object] to cover the view of:The sun was hidden by the clouds.
  4. [+ object] to conceal (something) from the knowledge of others; keep secret: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]
  • Clothingthe raw skin of a large animal, as a cow or horse:making hides into leather.
  • [Informal.]
    • the life or welfare of a person:turned informer to save his own hide.

    v. [ + obj]
  • Informal Terms[Informal.]to give a beating to; thrash.
  • idiom
    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.



    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
    n
    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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