v. hid, hid•den hid, hid•ing,
1) to conceal from sight; prevent from being seen or discovered
2) 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 hiding
6) 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. II
[[t]haɪd[/t]] n. v. hid•ed, hid•ing
1) clo the raw or dressed pelt or skin of a large animal, as a cow or horse
2) 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 t, ON hūth, L cutis skin, cutis hide′less, adj. III
[[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.


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