hide1 /haɪd/USA pronunciation
v., hid, hid•den/ˈhɪdən/USA pronunciationorhid, hid•ing.
hid•er, n. [countable]
hide2 /haɪd/USA pronunciation
n., v., hid•ed, hid•ing.
- [~ + object] to conceal (something) from sight: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.
- [~ + object] to cover the view of:The sun was hidden by the clouds.
- [~ + object] to conceal (something) from the knowledge of others; keep secret: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.
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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.