Definition of


  1. (noun, animal) body covering of a living animal
  2. (noun, substance) the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
  3. (verb, change) make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
    a veiled threat
  4. (verb, contact) cover as if with a shroud
  5. (verb, perception) prevent from being seen or discovered
    hide the money
  6. (verb, perception) be or go into hiding; keep out of sight, as for protection and safety
    She is hiding out in a cabin in Montana

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Antonyms of Hide


Origin of the word Hide

  1. O.E. hydan, from W.Gmc. *khuthjanan, from PIE *keudh- (cf. Gk. keuthein "to hide, conceal"), from base *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (see hide (n.1)). Past participle hidden is a M.E. formation (O.E. had gehydd "hidden") on the model of ride/ridden, etc. Hide and seek (1672) replaced earlier all hid (1588); wh… more
  2. O.E. hyd, from P.Gmc. *khudiz (cf. O.N. hu?, O.Fris. hed, M.Du. huut, Ger. Haut "skin"), related to O.E. verb hydan "to hide," the common notion being of "covering," from PIE base *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (cf. Skt. kostha "enclosing wall," skunati "covers;" Arm. ciw "roof;" L. cutis "skin," … more
  3. "measure of land" (obsolete), O.E. hid, earlier higid, from hiw- "family" (cf. hiwan "household," hiwo "a husband, master of a household"), from PIE *keiwo- (cf. L. civis "citizen"). The notion was of "amount of land needed to feed one free family and dependents," usually 100 or 120 acres, but the amount could be as little as 60,… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Hide

'hood, hadith, haida, haiti, hat, hate, hated, hathaway, hatted, hayti, haywood, head, head-to-head, headed, headway, heady, heat, heated, heath, heed, het, heth, hew out, heyday, hiawatha

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