Meaning of hide

hide

Pronunciation: (hīd), [key]
— v., n. hid, hid•den hid, hid•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to conceal from sight; prevent from being seen or discovered: Where did she hide her jewels?
  2. to obstruct the view of; cover up: The sun was hidden by the clouds.
  3. to conceal from knowledge or exposure; keep secret: to hide one's feelings.
—v.i.
  1. to conceal oneself; lie concealed: He hid in the closet.
  2. to go into or remain in hiding: After breaking out of jail, he hid out in a deserted farmhouse.
—n.
  1. a place of concealment for hunting or observing wildlife; hunting blind.

hide

Pronunciation: (hīd), [key]
— n., v., hid•ed, hid•ing.
—n.
  1. the pelt or skin of one of the larger animals (cow, horse, buffalo, etc.), raw or dressed.
  2. Get out of here or I'll tan your hide!
    1. the skin of a human being:Get out of here or I'll tan your hide!
    2. safety or welfare:He's only worried about his own hide.
  3. impertinence; impudence.
  4. a trace or evidence, as of something missing: They didn't find hide nor hair of the murder weapon.
—v.t.
  1. to administer a beating to; thrash.
  2. to protect (a rope, as a boltrope of a sail) with a covering of leather.

hide

Pronunciation: (hīd), [key]
— n. Old Eng. Law.
  1. a unit of land measurement varying from 60 to 120 acres (24 to 49 hectares) or more, depending upon local usage.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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