Definition of hide
- enPR: hīd, IPA: /haɪd/, SAMPA: /haId/
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- Rhymes: -aɪd
Old English hȳdan (a weak verb; strong endings in modern English come by analogy with ride etc.).
to hide (third-person singular simple present hides, present participle hiding, simple past hid, past participle hidden)
- (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.
- (intransitive) To put oneself in a place where one will be harder to find or out of sight.
- (transitive): conceal, hide away, secrete
- (intransitive): go undercover, hide away, hide oneself, hide out, lie low
- (transitive): disclose, expose, reveal, show, uncover
- (intransitive): reveal oneself, show oneself
- hide and seek / hide-and-seek
- hide one's light under a bushel
- one can run but one can't hide
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).
hide (plural hides)
- (countable) The skin of an animal.
- (countable) (mainly British) A covered structure from which hunters, birdwatchers, etc can observe animals without scaring them.
- A medieval land measure equal to the amount of land that could sustain one free family; usually 100 acres. Forty hides equalled a barony.
- (animal skin): pelt, skin
- (land measure): carucate
Terms derived from the noun "hide" (etymology 2)
- damn your hide
- have someone's hide
- tan someone's hide
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