Definition of Hide

1. Noun. The dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal).

Exact synonyms: Fell
Generic synonyms: Animal Skin
Specialized synonyms: Cowhide, Goatskin, Rawhide

2. Verb. Prevent from being seen or discovered. "They hide themselves"; "Hide the money"

3. Noun. Body covering of a living animal.
Exact synonyms: Pelt, Skin
Generic synonyms: Body Covering
Derivative terms: Skin

4. Verb. Be or go into hiding; keep out of sight, as for protection and safety. "They hide themselves"; "She is hiding out in a cabin in Montana"
Exact synonyms: Hide Out
Specialized synonyms: Lie Low, Stow Away, Hunker Down, Hole Up, Lie Low, Earth
Derivative terms: Hideout

5. Verb. Cover as if with a shroud. "The wind storms hide the area with dust and dirt"; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"
Exact synonyms: Cover, Enshroud, Shroud
Generic synonyms: Enclose, Enfold, Envelop, Enwrap, Wrap
Derivative terms: Shroud

6. Verb. Make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing. "A veiled threat"
Exact synonyms: Blot Out, Obliterate, Obscure, Veil
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Related verbs: Efface, Obliterate
Specialized synonyms: Mystify
Derivative terms: Hiding, Obliterable

Definition of Hide

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

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 v. i. To lie concealed; to keep one's self out of view; to be withdrawn from sight or observation.

3. n. An abode or dwelling.

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

5. v. t. To flog; to whip.

Definition of Hide

1. Verb. (transitive) To put (something) in a place where it will be harder to discover or out of sight. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To put oneself in a place where one will be harder to find or out of sight. ¹

3. Noun. The skin of an animal. ¹

4. Noun. (qualifier mainly British) A covered structure from which hunters, birdwatchers, etc can observe animals without scaring them. ¹

5. Noun. (uncountable informal usually US) One's own life or personal safety, especially when in peril. ¹

6. Verb. To beat with a whip made from hide. ¹

7. Noun. A medieval land measure equal to the amount of land that could sustain one free family; usually 100 acres. Forty hides equalled a barony. ¹

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Definition of Hide

1. to conceal [v HIDED, HIDING, HIDES] - See also: conceal

Medical Definition of Hide

1. 1. The skin of an animal, either raw or dressed; generally applied to the undressed skins of the larger domestic animals, as oxen, horses, etc. 2. The human skin; so called in contempt. "O tiger's heart, wrapped in a woman's hide!" (Shak) Origin: 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hide

hidden camera
hidden in plain sight
hidden nail skin
hidden part
hidden reserve
hidden tax
hidden variable
hide (current term)
hide and go seek
hide and seek
hide away
hide nor hair
hide one's light under a bushel
hide out

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