What does hide mean?

Definitions for hidehaɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hide.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hide, fell(noun)

    the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)

  2. hide, pelt, skin(verb)

    body covering of a living animal

  3. hide, conceal(verb)

    prevent from being seen or discovered

    "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money"

  4. hide, hide out(verb)

    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"

  5. shroud, enshroud, hide, cover(verb)

    cover as if with a shroud

    "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"

  6. obscure, blot out, obliterate, veil, hide(verb)

    make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing

    "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hide(verb)

    to conceal, or withdraw from sight; to put out of view; to secrete

  2. Hide(verb)

    to withhold from knowledge; to keep secret; to refrain from avowing or confessing

  3. Hide(verb)

    to remove from danger; to shelter

  4. Hide(verb)

    to lie concealed; to keep one's self out of view; to be withdrawn from sight or observation

  5. Hide(noun)

    an abode or dwelling

  6. Hide(noun)

    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

  7. Hide(noun)

    the skin of an animal, either raw or dressed; -- generally applied to the undressed skins of the larger domestic animals, as oxen, horses, etc

  8. Hide(noun)

    the human skin; -- so called in contempt

  9. Hide(verb)

    to flog; to whip

  10. Origin: [OE. hide, hude, AS. hd; akin to D. huid, OHG. ht, G. haut, Icel. h, Dan. & Sw. hud, L. cutis, Gr. ky`tos; and cf. Gr. sky`tos skin, hide, L. scutum shield, and E. sky. 13.]


  1. Hide

    Hideto Matsumoto, known exclusively by his stage name hide, was a Japanese musician, singer and songwriter. He was primarily known for his work as lead guitarist of the heavy metal band X Japan, but was also a successful solo artist and co-founder of the United States-based band Zilch. He was highly popular and influential and has sold millions of records, both solo and as a member of X Japan. X Japan rose to prominence in the late 1980s and early 1990s, credited as founders of the Japanese visual kei movement. When they disbanded in 1997, hide focused on his solo career which started four years prior and went on to enjoy significant popularity. At the height of his fame, while recording his third studio album and about to launch an international career with the newly formed Zilch, he died in 1998 of what was officially ruled a suicide by hanging. hide was seen as an icon for Japanese youth rebelling against their country's conformist society and his death was labeled "the end of an era".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hide

    hīd, v.t. to conceal: to keep in safety.—v.i. to lie concealed:—pa.t. hid; pa.p. hid′den, hid.—adj. Hid′den, concealed: unknown.—adv. Hid′denly, in a hidden or secret manner: privily—(Scot.) Hid′lins.—adj. Hid′denmost, most hidden.—n. Hid′denness.—ns. Hide′-and-seek′, a children's game, where one seeks the others who have hid themselves; Hide′away, a fugitive.—adj. that hides away.—n. Hid′ing, a place of concealment [A.S. hýdan, to hide; cf. Low Ger. hûden, Gr. keuthein.]

  2. Hide

    hīd, n. the skin of an animal, esp. the larger animals, sometimes used derogatorily for human skin.—v.t. to flog or whip.—adj. Hide′-bound, having the hide closely bound to the body, as in animals: in trees, having the bark so close that it impedes the growth: stubborn, bigoted, obstinate.—n. Hid′ing, a thrashing. [A.S. hýd; Ger. haut, L. cutis.]

  3. Hide

    hīd, n. in old English law, a certain area of land, from 60 to 100 acres.—n. Hid′age, a tax once assessed on every hide of land. [A.S. híd, contracted from hígidhíw-, híg-, household.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hide' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4168

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hide' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3701

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hide' in Verbs Frequency: #323


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hide in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marcel Lehel Lazar:

    I have nothing to hide.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    To feel free, hide nothing!

  3. Gleb Kornilov:

    The convoy didn't try to hide.

  4. Heraclitus:

    Nature is wont to hide herself.

  5. Rogerio Varga:

    The company has nothing to hide.

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