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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hide*haɪd(v.)hid, hid•den; hid, hid•ing

  1. (v.t.)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.

  3. to conceal from knowledge or exposure; keep secret:

    to hide one's feelings.

  4. (v.i.)to conceal oneself; lie concealed:

    I hid in the closet.

  5. hide out, to go into or remain in hiding.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  6. (n.)Brit.

    Category: British

    Ref: blind (def. 24). 28

* 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.

Origin of hide:

bef. 900; ME; OE hȳdan, c. OFris hūda, MD hüden; akin to Gk keúthein to conceal


hidehaɪd(n.; v.)hid•ed, hid•ing.

  1. (n.)the raw or dressed pelt or skin of a large animal, as a cow or horse.

    Category: Clothing

  2. Informal. the skin of a human being: safety or welfare:

    You'll burn your hide in that hot sun.

    trying to save the hides of fellow party members.

    Category: Informal

  3. (v.t.)Informal. to administer a beating to; thrash.

    Category: Informal

Idioms for hide:

  1. hide (n)or hair,a trace or evidence, as of something missing.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of hide:

bef. 900; ME; OE hȳd, c. OS hūd, OHG hūt, ON hūth, L cutis skin, cutis



  1. an Old English unit of land measurement varying usu. from 60 to 120 acres (24 to 48 hectares).

    Category: Law

Origin of hide:

bef. 900; ME; OE hīd(e),hīg(i)d portion of land, family


  1. hider(Noun)

    One who hides oneself or a thing.

  2. Origin: From hide.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hider(noun)

    one who hides or conceals

Anagrams of hider

  1. hired

  2. rehid


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