[[t]haɪd[/t]]v. hid, hid•den hid, hid•ing,1) to conceal from sight; prevent from being seen or discovered2) to obstruct the view of; cover up:The sun was hidden by the clouds[/ex]3) to conceal from knowledge or exposure; keep secret:to hide one's feelings[/ex]4) to conceal oneself; lie concealed:I hid in the closet[/ex]5) phv hide out, to go into or remain in hiding6) brit. Brit.blind 24)•Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE hȳdan, c. OFris hūda, MDhüden; akin to Gk keúthein to conceal hid′a•ble, adj. hid`a•bil′i•ty, n. hid′er, n. syn: hide, conceal, secrete mean to keep something from being seen or discovered. hide is the general word: A rock hid them from view. conceal, somewhat more formal, usu. means to intentionally cover up something: He concealed the evidence of the crime. secrete means to put away carefully, in order to keep secret. IIhide[[t]haɪd[/t]] n. v. hid•ed, hid•ing1) clo the raw or dressed pelt or skin of a large animal, as a cow or horse2) inf Informal.a) the skin of a human being:You'll burn your hide in that hot sun[/ex]b) safety or welfare:trying to save the hides of fellow party members[/ex]3) inf Informal. to administer a beating to; thrash•Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE hȳd, c. OS hūd, OHG hūt, ON hūth, L cutis skin, cutis hide′less, adj. IIIhide[[t]haɪd[/t]] n.law an Old English unit of land measurement varying usu. from 60 to 120 acres (24 to 48 hectares)•Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE hīd(e), hīg(i)d portion of land, family
From formal English to slang. 2014.