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 /haɪd/

For the verb: "to hide"

Simple Past: hid
Past Participle: hidden

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
hide1 /haɪd/USA pronunciation  v.,  hid, hid•den/ˈhɪdən/USA pronunciation or hid, 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]
  1. the raw skin of a large animal, as a cow or horse:making hides into leather.
  2. [Informal.]
    • the life or welfare of a person:turned informer to save his own hide.

v. [ + obj]
  1. [Informal.]to give a beating to; thrash.
idiom
  1. hide (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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