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[n] body covering of a living animal
[n] the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
[v] make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
[v] cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"
[v] prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money"
[v] 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"
[v] go into hiding or conceal oneself; "Where is your little brother hiding?"



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\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. 1
5. If circumstances lead me, I will find Where truth is hid. --Shak.
2. To withhold from knowledge; to keep secret; to refrain from avowing or confessing. Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate. --Pope.
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}. (a) To overlook; to pardon. ``Hide thy face from my sins.'' --Ps. li.
9. (b) To withdraw favor from; to be displeased with. Syn: To conceal; secrete; disguise; dissemble; screen; cloak; mask; veil. See {Conceal}.
\Hide\, v. i. To lie concealed; to keep one's self out of view; to be withdrawn from sight or observation. Bred to disguise, in public 'tis you hide. --Pope. {Hide and seek}, a play of children, in which some hide themselves, and others seek them. --Swift.
\Hide\, n. [AS. h[=i]d, earlier h[=i]ged; prob. orig., land enough to support a family; cf. AS. h[=i]wan, h[=i]gan, members of a household, and E. hind a peasant.] (O. Eng. Law.) (a) An abode or dwelling. (b) A measure of land, common in Domesday Book and old English charters, the quantity of which is not well ascertained, but has been differently estimated at 80, 100, and 120 acres. [Written also {hyde}.]
\Hide\, n. [OE. hide, hude, AS. h[=y]d; akin to D. huid, OHG. h[=u]t, G. haut, Icel. h[=u][eth], Dan. & Sw. hud, L. cutis, Gr. ky`tos; and cf. Gr. sky`tos skin, hide, L. scutum shield, and E. sky. [root]13.]
1. The skin of an animal, either raw or dressed; -- generally applied to the undressed skins of the larger domestic animals, as oxen, horses, etc.
2. The human skin; -- so called in contempt. O tiger's heart, wrapped in a woman's hide! --Shak.
\Hide\ (h[imac]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hiding}.] To flog; to whip. [Prov. Eng. & Low, U. S.]

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