Pronunciation: (hīd),[key] —v.,hid, hid•den or hid, hid•ing, —n.
—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. hide out, to go into or remain in hiding: After breaking out of jail, he hid out in a deserted farmhouse.
—n. Brit.a place of concealment for hunting or observing wildlife; hunting blind.
—n. 1. the pelt or skin of one of the larger animals (cow, horse, buffalo, etc.), raw or dressed.
2. Informal. a. the skin of a human being: Get out of here or I'll tan your hide! b. safety or welfare: He's only worried about his own hide. 3. Australia and New Zealand Informal.impertinence; impudence.
4. 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.
—v.t. 1. Informal.to administer a beating to; thrash.
2. to protect (a rope, as a boltrope of a sail) with a covering of leather.
Pronunciation: (hīd),[key] —n.Old Eng. Law. a unit of land measurement varying from 60 to 120 acres (24 to 49 hectares) or more, depending upon local usage.