Definition of "hide" []

  • To put or keep out of sight; secrete. (verb-transitive)
  • To prevent the disclosure or recognition of; conceal: tried to hide the facts. (verb-transitive)
  • To cut off from sight; cover up: Clouds hid the stars. (verb-transitive)
  • To avert (one's gaze), especially in shame or grief. (verb-transitive)
  • To keep oneself out of sight. (verb-intransitive)
  • To put or keep (oneself or an object) in a secret place; conceal (oneself or an object) from view or discovery (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To conceal or obscure (verb)
  • To keep secret (verb)
  • To turn (one's head, eyes, etc) away (verb)
  • A place of concealment, usually disguised to appear as part of the natural environment, used by hunters, birdwatchers, etc (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "hide" in a sentence
  • ""You will turn your face to the wall, say good-bye to those who you thought were your friends, build a high fence around you and hide -- _hide_ from the world and everything!""
  • "For down to the comparatively late date at which our homilies were put together, the hide of Ciaran's Dun was evidently preserved _as a hide_, on or under which a dying man could lie: therefore it cannot have been made into a book."
  • "Cancelled Presidential debates smack of manipulation by 'run and hide' candidates yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Cancelled Presidential debates smack of manipulation by \'run and hide\' candidates '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: "I\'m prepared to discuss the war, health care, trade, or any other issue anytime, anywhere, with any audience, answering any question from any media."