Definitions for: Hide


[n] body covering of a living animal
[n] the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
[v] make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
[v] cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"
[v] prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money"
[v] be or go into hiding; keep out of sight, as for protection and safety; "Probably his horse would be close to where he was hiding"; "She is hiding out in a cabin in Montana"
[v] go into hiding or conceal oneself; "Where is your little brother hiding?"



Webster (1913) Definition: Hide (h[imac]d), v. t. [imp. Hid (h[i^]d); p. p.
Hidden (h[i^]d"d'n), Hid; p. pr. & vb. n. Hiding
(h[imac]d"[i^]ng).] [OE. hiden, huden, AS. h[=y]dan; akin to
Gr. key`qein, and prob. to E. house, hut, and perh. to E.
hide of an animal, and to hoard. Cf. Hoard.]
1. To conceal, or withdraw from sight; to put out of view; to
secrete.

A city that is set on an hill can not be hid.
--Matt. v. 15.

If circumstances lead me, I will find Where truth is
hid. --Shak.

2. To withhold from knowledge; to keep secret; to refrain
from avowing or confessing.

Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate.
--Pope.

3. To remove from danger; to shelter.

In the time of trouble he shall hide me in his
pavilion. --Ps. xxvi. 5.

To hide one's self, to put one's self in a condition to be
safe; to secure protection. ``A prudent man foreseeth the
evil, and hideth himself.'' --Prov. xxii. 3.

To hide the face, to withdraw favor. ``Thou didst hide thy
face, and I was troubled.'' --Ps. xxx. 7.

To hide the face from.
(a) To overlook; to pardon. ``Hide thy face from my
sins.'' --Ps. li. 9.
(b) To withdraw favor from; to be displeased with.

Syn: To conceal; secrete; disguise; dissemble; screen; cloak;
mask; veil. See Conceal.


Hide, v. i.
To lie concealed; to keep one's self out of view; to be
withdrawn from sight or observation.

Bred to disguise, in public 'tis you hide. --Pope.

Hide and seek, a play of children, in which some hide
themselves, and others seek them. --Swift.


Hide, n. [AS. h[=i]d, earlier h[=i]ged; prob. orig., land
enough to support a family; cf. AS. h[=i]wan, h[=i]gan,
members of a household, and E. hind a peasant.] (O. Eng.
Law.)
(a) An abode or dwelling.
(b) A measure of land, common in Domesday Book and old
English charters, the quantity of which is not well
ascertained, but has been differently estimated at 80,
100, and 120 acres. [Written also hyde.]


Hide, n. [OE. hide, hude, AS. h[=y]d; akin to D. huid,
OHG. h[=u]t, G. haut, Icel. h[=u][eth], Dan. & Sw. hud, L.
cutis, Gr. ky`tos; and cf. Gr. sky`tos skin, hide, L. scutum
shield, and E. sky. [root]13.]
1. The skin of an animal, either raw or dressed; -- generally
applied to the undressed skins of the larger domestic
animals, as oxen, horses, etc.

2. The human skin; -- so called in contempt.

O tiger's heart, wrapped in a woman's hide! --Shak.


Hide (h[imac]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hided; p. pr. &
vb. n. Hiding.]
To flog; to whip. [Prov. Eng. & Low, U. S.]

Synonyms: blot out, conceal, cover, enshroud, fell, hide out, obliterate, obscure, pelt, shroud, skin

Antonyms: show

See Also: alter, animal skin, becloud, befog, block, body covering, bosom, bury, change, cloud, cover, cover up, cowhide, disguise, earth, enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, fog, goatskin, harbor, harbour, haze over, hole up, lie low, lurk, mist, obscure, rawhide, secrete, shield, skulk, sweep under the rug, veil, wrap

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