Hide (?), v. t. [imp. Hid (?); p. p. Hidden (?), Hid; p. pr. & vb. n. Hiding (?).] [OE. hiden, huden, AS. hdan; akin to Gr. , and prob. to E. house, hut, and perh. to E. hide of an animal, and to hoard. Cf. Hoard.]


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

A city that is set on an hill can not be hid. Matt. v. 15.

If circumstances lead me, I will find Where truth is hid. Shak.


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

Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate. Pope.


To remove from danger; to shelter.

In the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion. Ps. xxvi. 5.

To hide one's self, to put one's self in a condition to be safe; to secure protection. "A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself." Prov. xxii. 3. -- To hide the face, to withdraw favor. "Thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled." Ps. xxx. 7. -- To hide the face from. (a) To overlook; to pardon. "Hide thy face from my sins." Ps. li. 9. (b) To withdraw favor from; to be displeased with.

Syn. -- To conceal; secrete; disguise; dissemble; screen; cloak; mask; veil. See Conceal.


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Hide, v. i.

To lie concealed; to keep one's self out of view; to be withdrawn from sight or observation.

Bred to disguise, in public 'tis you hide. Pope.

Hide and seek, a play of children, in which some hide themselves, and others seek them.



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Hide, n. [AS. hid, earlier higed; prob. orig., land enough to support a family; cf. AS. hiwan, higan, members of a household, and E. hind a peasant.] O. Eng.Law. (a)

An abode or dwelling.


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.

[Written also hyde.]


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Hide, n. [OE.hide, hude, AS. hd; akin to D. huid, OHG, ht, G. haut, Icel. h, Dan. & Sw. hud, L. cutis, Gr. ; and cf. Gr. skin, hide, L. scutum shield, and E. sky. .]


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


The human skin; -- so called in contempt.

O tiger's heart, wrapped in a woman's hide! Shak.


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Hide (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hided; p. pr. & vb. n. Hiding.]

To flog; to whip.

[Prov. Eng. & Low, U. S.]


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