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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hide-and-seek, hide and go seeknoun

    a game in which a child covers his eyes while the other players hide then tries to find them

Wiktionary

  1. hide-and-seeknoun

    Variant of hide and seek

Wikipedia

  1. Hide-and-seek

    Hide-and-seek (sometimes known as hide-and-go-seek) is a popular children's game in which at least two players (usually at least three) conceal themselves in a set environment, to be found by one or more seekers. The game is played by one chosen player (designated as being "it") counting to a predetermined number with eyes closed while the other players hide. After reaching this number, the player who is "it" calls "Ready or not, here I come!" or "Coming, ready or not!" and then attempts to locate all concealed players.The game can end in one of several ways. The most common way of ending is the player chosen as "it" locates all players; the player found first is the loser and is chosen to be "it" in the next game. The player found last is the winner. Another common variation has the seeker counting at "home base"; the hiders can either remain hidden or they can come out of hiding to race to home base; once they touch it, they are "safe" and cannot be tagged. The game is an example of an oral tradition, as it is commonly passed by children.

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  1. hide-and-seek

    Hide-and-seek is a popular children's game in which one player covers their eyes and counts to a certain number while the other players hide. Then, the first player must seek out and find the hidden players. The game is over when all players have been found, and typically, the first player found will be the next one to seek. This game is known for encouraging skills such as patience, stealth, and alertness.

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  1. Hide-and-seek

    Hide-and-seek or hide-and-go-seek is a children's game in which a number of players conceal themselves in the environment, to be found by one or more seekers. The game is played by one player chosen at random counting to a predetermined number while the other players hide. After reaching the number, the player who is "it" attempts to locate all concealed players. The game is an example of an oral tradition, as it is commonly passed down by children to younger children. The game can end in one of several ways depending on the geographical location in which the players learned about the game originally, and other cultural factors as well. In the most common variation of the game, the player chosen as "it" locates all players, the player found last is the winner and is chosen to be it in the next game. In other versions, after the first player is caught, it calls out "Ollie Ollie oxen free" to signal the other hiders to return to base for the next round. In yet another version, when players are caught, they help the "it" seek out others. The phrase "Ollie Ollie oxen free" may derive from the German "Alles, Alles auch so ein frei!" Since there have been a large influx of German peoples to the United States since the 1800s bringing culture and loan words. This seems a likely explanation for the origin of this phrase and aspect of the game in the United States.

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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. Echo Delta:

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

  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. 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.

  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. 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.


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