hide: Meaning and Definition of
— v., n. hid, hid•den hid, hid•ing,
- to conceal from sight; prevent from being seen or discovered: Where did she hide her jewels?
- to obstruct the view of; cover up: The sun was hidden by the clouds.
- to conceal from knowledge or exposure; keep secret: to hide one's feelings.
- to conceal oneself; lie concealed: He hid in the closet.
- to go into or remain in hiding: After breaking out of jail, he hid out in a deserted farmhouse.
- a place of concealment for hunting or observing wildlife; hunting blind.
— n., v., hid•ed, hid•ing.
- the pelt or skin of one of the larger animals (cow, horse, buffalo, etc.), raw or dressed.
- Get out of here or I'll tan your hide!
- the skin of a human being:Get out of here or I'll tan your hide!
- safety or welfare:He's only worried about his own hide.
- impertinence; impudence.
- a trace or evidence, as of something missing: They didn't find hide nor hair of the murder weapon.
- to administer a beating to; thrash.
- to protect (a rope, as a boltrope of a sail) with a covering of leather.
— n. Old Eng. Law.
- a unit of land measurement varying from 60 to 120 acres (24 to 49 hectares) or more, depending upon local usage.
- hide (Thesaurus)