Hide v. t. [imp. Hid p. p. Hidden Hid; p. pr. & vb. n. Hiding ]
1. 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.
2. To withhold from knowledge; to keep secret; to refrain from avowing or confessing.
Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate. --Pope.
3. 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.