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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a hiding place
▪ He had watched the farm workers from his hiding place.
a mist obscures/hides sth (=covers something so that you cannot see it)
▪ Mist obscured the ships in the harbor.
hiding place
be on a hiding to nothing
▪ But he was on a hiding to nothing really.
▪ Time was never called and the tide was soon to discover it was on a hiding to nothing.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Hide \Hide\ (h[imac]d), v. t. [imp. Hid (h[i^]d); p. p. Hidden (h[i^]d"d'n), Hid; p. pr. & vb. n. Hiding (h[imac]d"[i^]ng).] [OE. hiden, huden, AS. h[=y]dan; akin to Gr. key`qein, and prob. to E. house, hut, and perh. to E. hide of an animal, and to hoard. Cf. Hoard.]

  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.

  2. To withhold from knowledge; to keep secret; to refrain from avowing or confessing.

    Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate.

  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.

    1. To overlook; to pardon. ``Hide thy face from my sins.''
      --Ps. li. 9.

    2. To withdraw favor from; to be displeased with.

      Syn: To conceal; secrete; disguise; dissemble; screen; cloak; mask; veil. See Conceal.


Hid \Hid\, imp. & p. p. of Hide. See Hidden.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

past tense and alternative past participle of hide (v.1).\n\nHow to entangle, trammel up and snare\n
Your soul in mine, and labyrinth you there\n
Like the hid scent in an unbudded rose?\n
Aye, a sweet kiss -- you see your mighty woes.\n

[Keats, "Lamia"]


vb. 1 (en-simple past of: hide) 2 (context archaic English) (past participle of hide English)


See hide

  1. v. 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]

  5. [also: hidden, hid]

  1. n. the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal) [syn: fell]

  2. body covering of a living animal [syn: pelt, skin]

  3. [also: hidden, hid]


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Usage examples of "hid".

There was something about his manner, the movement of his eyes, the quality of his smile, that reminded her of the toads that hid in the mud during the rainy season, only their eyes showing as they lurked for bugs.

Okumichi took the shorter of the two swords from the stand, hid it under his coat, and left.

I passed by the passage leading to the saloon and hid behind a ventilator.

I left him threshing there, dying there, and swam up and hid under the deck-head of the hold.

Cornhill and Lombard Street flashed back upon him for a second, then dived away and hid their faces for ever, as he passed the low grey wall beside the church where first he had seen the lame boy hobbling, and had realised that the whole world suffered.

And, as he walked there, so softly that he hardly disturbed the thrushes that busily tapped the dewy grass for supper, he knew suddenly that he was not alone, but that shadowy figures hid everywhere, watching, waiting, wondering like himself.

He imagined she hid behind that little dusty constellation called the Pleiades, and that was why the Pleiades wore a veil and were so dim-- lest he should find her out.

He drew his sister back quickly a dozen steps, and they hid behind a giant spruce to watch.

At the same moment she took his heart and hid it deep away among her tumbling hair.

A moment later he came back from the corner where he had hid himself to examine it.

But she only held the centre of the stage a minute, for Monkey entered at her heels, bursting with delight in a long green macintosh thrown over another tweed skirt that hid her feet and even trailed behind.

And, as usual, the saucer told them exactly what they had desired to know, suggested ways and means that hid already in the mind of one or other, yet in stammered sentences that included just enough surprise or turn of phrase to confirm their faith and save their self-respect.

In all directions shot the threads of coming darkness, spun from the huge body of Night that still hid invisible below the horizon.

They wear a mysterious and secret look, and their shoulders have a sly turn, as though they hid their heads in the daytime and stirred about their business only after dark.

Like exquisite music heard from very far away, it left its thrill of beauty and of wonder, then hid behind the breath of wind that brought it.