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Definition of hide

Pronunciation

  • enPR: hīd, IPA: /haɪd/, SAMPA: /haId/
  • Audio (US) [?]
  • Rhymes: -aɪd

Etymology 1

    Old English hȳdan (a weak verb; strong endings in modern English come by analogy with ride etc.).

Verb

to hide (third-person singular simple present hides, present participle hiding, simple past hid, past participle hidden)

  1. (transitive) To put (something) in a place where it will be harder to discover or out of sight.

    He hides his magazines under the bed.
    The politicians were accused of keeping information hidden from the public.

  2. (intransitive) To put oneself in a place where one will be harder to find or out of sight.

Synonyms

  • (transitive): conceal, hide away, secrete
  • (intransitive): go undercover, hide away, hide oneself, hide out, lie low

Antonyms

  • (transitive): disclose, expose, reveal, show, uncover
  • (intransitive): reveal oneself, show oneself

Derived terms

  • hide and seek / hide-and-seek
  • hideaway
  • hideout
  • hide one's light under a bushel
  • hider
  • one can run but one can't hide

Etymology 2

    From Old English hȳd, from Proto-Germanic *hūđiz, from Proto-Indo-European *kūtis. Cognate with Dutch huid, German Haut; and with Latin cutis, Ancient Greek κύτος (kutos).

Noun

hide (plural hides)

  1. (countable) The skin of an animal.
  2. (countable) (mainly British) A covered structure from which hunters, birdwatchers, etc can observe animals without scaring them.
  3. A medieval land measure equal to the amount of land that could sustain one free family; usually 100 acres. Forty hides equalled a barony.

Synonyms

  • (animal skin): pelt, skin
  • (land measure): carucate

Derived terms

Terms derived from the noun "hide" (etymology 2)

  • cowhide
  • damn your hide
  • have someone's hide
  • rawhide
  • tan someone's hide

Source: Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.




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