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.
Hide, v. i. To lie concealed; to keep one's self out of view; to be withdrawn from sight or observation.
Bred to disguise, in public 'tis you hide. --Pope.
Hide and seek, a play of children, in which some hide themselves, and others seek them.
Hide, n. O. Eng. Law. (a) An abode or dwelling. (b) A measure of land, common in Domesday Book and old English charters, the quantity of which is not well ascertained, but has been differently estimated at 80, 100, and 120 acres. [Written also hyde.]
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.
Hide v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hided; p. pr. & vb. n. Hiding.] To flog; to whip. [Prov. Eng. & Low, U. S.]
n 1: the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
2: body covering of a living animal [syn: pelt, skin]
v 1: prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide
their faces"; "hide the money" [syn: conceal] [ant: show]
2: be or go into hiding; keep out of sight, as for protection
and safety; "Probably his horse would be close to where he
was hiding"; "She is hiding out in a cabin in Montana"
[syn: hide out]
3: cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization
are shrouded in mystery" [syn: shroud, enshroud, cover]
4: make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or
concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat" [syn: obscure,
blot out, obliterate, veil]
[also: hidden, hid]