I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hīgid, hīd Date: before 12th century any of various old English units of land area; especially a unit of 120 acres II. verb (hid; hidden or hid; hiding) Etymology: Middle English hiden, from Old English hȳdan; akin to Greek keuthein to conceal Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to put out of sight ; secrete b. to conceal for shelter or protection ; shield 2. to keep secret <
hide the truth
3. to screen from or as if from view ; obscure 4. to turn (the eyes or face) away in shame or anger intransitive verb 1. to remain out of sight — often used with out 2. to seek protection or evade responsibility • hider noun Synonyms: hide, conceal, screen, secrete, bury mean to withhold or withdraw from sight. hide may or may not suggest intent <
hide in the closet
a house hidden in the woods
. conceal usually does imply intent and often specifically implies a refusal to divulge <
concealed the weapon
. screen implies an interposing of something that prevents discovery <
a house screened by trees
. secrete suggests a depositing in a place unknown to others <
secreted the amulet inside his shirt
. bury implies covering up so as to hide completely <
buried the treasure
. III. noun Date: 14th century chiefly British blind 2 IV. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hȳd; akin to Old High German hūt hide, Latin cutis skin, Greek kytos hollow vessel Date: before 12th century 1. the skin of an animal whether raw or dressed — used especially of large heavy skins 2. the life or physical well-being of a person <
betrayed his friend to save his own hide
V. transitive verb (hided; hiding) Date: circa 1825 to give a beating to ; flog

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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