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  1. hide and seeknoun

    A game where the players have to hide and one has to seek them out.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Hide and Seeknoun

    A play in which some hide themselves, and another seeks them.

    The boys and girls would venture to come and play at hide and seek in my hair. Gulliver’s Travels.


  1. Hide and Seek

    Hide and Seek was the third single by musician Howard Jones. It was released in February 1984, and reached number 12 in the UK Singles Chart. It appears on Jones' album Human's Lib. Musically, the song is darker than other songs by Jones, featuring an eerie gothic-tinged sound that is comparable to dark ambient. The B-sides, "Tao Te Ching" and "China Dance", are both instrumentals. All tracks were written by Jones. Jones performed a solo acoustic version of the song at the 1985 Live Aid benefit concert. The track reached the top 5 in many countries including Ireland and has been covered by many artists, including a version by the band Gregorian on their fourth Masters of Chant album. The theme of the song, is the story of the origin of the universe according to Buddhist, Advaita Vedanta (Hinduism) and other Eastern ontological philosophies. The original being manifests the universe and then 'loses' him/herself (Jones uses both, to defeat the duality of gender) in the creation, as part of a game of hide and seek, with the goal of life being to discover that one is nothing other than the original primordial being.

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    Read the full text of the Hide and Seek poem by Henry Van Dyke on the Poetry.com website.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hide and seek in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hide and seek in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of hide and seek in a Sentence

  1. Lady Ashcombe:

    My kids like to play medieval battles with wooden swords and bow and arrows, the yew hedges provide a mazelike environment and are great for hide-and-seek games. Visiting the castle is English history made fun ... kings, queens, ghosts, animals and lots of great areas to play.

  2. Park Su-in:

    It's like a game of hide-and-seek, what we are finding is just the tip of the iceberg. It's hard to comprehend how bad it is for the disabled people who are forced to work out on these isolated islands.

  3. Echo Delta:

    Stationary guards are easier to skirt, as for patrolling guards, we need to play hide-and-seek.

  4. Matthew Thompson:

    I don’t play a lot. It’s not something that comes naturally to me, my wife is much more playful. I came home one day to find them riding brooms around the house and blaring the ‘William Tell Overture.’ I just kind of watched. I play hide-and-seek and other games, but a lot of times I just support my wife in what she and kids are already doing.

  5. Bill Cosby, Time Flies:

    One of the great mistakes that can be made by a man of my age is to get involved in athletic competition with children--unless, of course, they are under six. And even then, stay away from hide-and-seek.

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