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Definitions of hide word
- verb with object hide Informal. to administer a beating to; thrash. 1
- verb with object hide to protect (a rope, as a boltrope of a sail) with a covering of leather. 1
- verb without object hide to conceal oneself; lie concealed: He hid in the closet. 1
- noun hide a unit of land measurement varying from 60 to 120 acres (24 to 49 hectares) or more, depending upon local usage. 1
- idioms hide hide nor hair, a trace or evidence, as of something missing: They didn't find hide nor hair of the murder weapon. Also, hide or hair. 1
- noun hide Put or keep out of sight; conceal from the view or notice of others. 1
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Origin of hide
First appearance:before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English hiden, Old English hȳdan; cognate with Old Frisian hūda, Greek keúthein to conceal
Parts of speech for Hide
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
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Synonyms for hide
- plant — any member of the kingdom Plantae, comprising multicellular organisms that typically produce their own food from inorganic matter by the process of photosynthesis and that have more or less rigid cell walls containing cellulose, including vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, and hornworts: some classification schemes may include fungi, algae, bacteria, blue-green algae, and certain single-celled eukaryotes that have plantlike qualities, as rigid cell walls or photosynthesis.
- shield — a broad piece of armor, varying widely in form and size, carried apart from the body, usually on the left arm, as a defense against swords, lances, arrows, etc.
- hole up — an opening through something; gap; aperture: a hole in the roof; a hole in my sock.
- camouflage — Camouflage consists of things such as leaves, branches, or brown and green paint, which are used to make it difficult for an enemy to see military forces and equipment.
- shelter — something beneath, behind, or within which a person, animal, or thing is protected from storms, missiles, adverse conditions, etc.; refuge.
- skin — the external covering or integument of an animal body, especially when soft and flexible.
- pelt — to attack or assail with repeated blows or with missiles.
- fur — the fine, soft, thick, hairy coat of the skin of a mammal.
- coat — A coat is a piece of clothing with long sleeves which you wear over your other clothes when you go outside.
Antonyms for hide
- dumper — to drop or let fall in a mass; fling down or drop heavily or suddenly: Dump the topsoil here.
- unburden — to free from a burden.
- out with it — a command to make something known immediately, without missing any details
- get off one's chest — Anatomy. the trunk of the body from the neck to the abdomen; thorax.
- unbosom — to disclose (a confidence, secret, etc.).
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