2. To prevent the disclosure or recognition of; conceal: tried to hide the facts.
3. To cut off from sight; cover up: Clouds hid the stars.
4. To avert (ones gaze), especially in shame or grief.
1. To keep oneself out of sight.
2. To seek refuge.
To be in hiding, as from a pursuer: The gangsters hid out in a remote cabin until it was safe to return to the city.
[Middle English hiden, from Old English hdan; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: hide1, conceal, secrete2, cache, screen, cloak These verbs mean to keep from the sight or knowledge of others. Hide and conceal are the most general and are often used interchangeably: I used a throw rug to hide (or conceal) the stain on the carpet. I smiled to hide (or conceal) my hurt feelings. Secrete and cache involve concealment in a place unknown to others; cache often implies storage for later use: The lioness secreted her cubs in the tall grass. The mountain climbers cached their provisions in a cave. To screen is to shield or block from the view of others: Tall shrubs screen the actors home from the curious. To cloak is to conceal something by masking or disguising it: On previously cloaked issues, the Soviets have suddenly become forthcoming (John McLaughlin). See Also Synonyms at block.
The skin of an animal, especially the thick tough skin or pelt of a large animal.
tr.v.hid·ed, hid·ing, hides
To beat severely; flog.
hide nor hair
A trace; a vestige: havent seen hide nor hair of them since the argument.
[Middle English, from Old English hd; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.]
An old English measure of land, usually the amount held adequate for one free family and its dependents.
[Middle English, from Old English hd; see kei-1 in Indo-European roots.]