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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [hahy-ding]
    • /ˈhaɪ dɪŋ/
    • /ˈhaɪ.dɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hahy-ding]
    • /ˈhaɪ dɪŋ/

Definitions of hiding word

  • noun hiding the pelt or skin of one of the larger animals (cow, horse, buffalo, etc.), raw or dressed. 1
  • noun hiding Informal. the skin of a human being: Get out of here or I'll tan your hide! safety or welfare: He's only worried about his own hide. 1
  • noun hiding Australia and New Zealand Informal. impertinence; impudence. 1
  • verb with object hiding Informal. to administer a beating to; thrash. 1
  • verb with object hiding to protect (a rope, as a boltrope of a sail) with a covering of leather. 1
  • verb without object hiding to conceal oneself; lie concealed: He hid in the closet. 1

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Origin of hiding

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300; See origin at hide1, -ing1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Hiding


hiding popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% 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".

hiding usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for hiding

adj hiding

  • covering — A covering is a layer of something that protects or hides something else.
  • out of sight — Slang. fantastic; great; marvelous: an out-of-sight guitarist.
  • veiling — a piece of opaque or transparent material worn over the face for concealment, for protection from the elements, or to enhance the appearance.
  • screening — a movable or fixed device, usually consisting of a covered frame, that provides shelter, serves as a partition, etc.
  • masking — a covering for all or part of the face, worn to conceal one's identity.

noun hiding

  • beating — If someone is given a beating, they are hit hard many times, especially with something such as a stick.
  • walloping — a vigorous blow.
  • wallop — to beat soundly; thrash.
  • whacking — large.
  • whack — to strike with a smart, resounding blow or blows.

adjective hiding

Antonyms for hiding

adj hiding

  • obvious — easily seen, recognized, or understood; open to view or knowledge; evident: an obvious advantage.

noun hiding

  • showboat — a boat, especially a paddle-wheel steamer, used as a traveling theater.
  • revelation — the act of revealing or disclosing; disclosure.
  • presentation — an act of presenting.
  • lineament — Often, lineaments. a feature or detail of a face, body, or figure, considered with respect to its outline or contour: His fine lineaments made him the very image of his father.
  • scintillation — the act of scintillating; sparkling.

Top questions with hiding

  • how to get a cat to come out of hiding?

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