hide Definition

  • 1to put or keep something or someone in a place where it cannot be seen or found
  • 2to conceal oneself or one's feelings or intentions
  • 3the skin of an animal, especially when it has been removed and treated for use as material

Using hide: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "hide" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He hid the money under the mattress.

  • Example

    She hid behind the door and scared me.

  • Example

    I can't hide my disappointment.

  • Example

    The hunter sold the deer hide to a leather manufacturer.

hide Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using hide

  • no sign or trace of someone or something


    I haven't seen hide nor hair of my cat since yesterday.

  • to conceal one's abilities or accomplishments


    Don't hide your light under a bushel - show everyone what you're capable of!

  • to have a secret or something that one does not want others to know about


    Why won't he let us see his phone? He must have something to hide.

Phrases with hide

  • hide and seek

    a children's game in which one player covers their eyes and counts while the other players hide, and then the seeker tries to find them


    We used to play hide and seek in the park when we were kids.

  • hide one's head in the sand

    to ignore or avoid a problem or an unpleasant situation instead of dealing with it


    You can't just hide your head in the sand and hope the problem will go away.

  • concealed or in a secret place


    The criminal is still in hiding and the police are searching for him.

Origins of hide

from Old English 'hydan', meaning 'to hide, conceal'


Summary: hide in Brief

The verb 'hide' [haɪd] means to conceal or cover something or someone, or to conceal oneself or one's feelings. It also refers to the skin of an animal that has been treated for use as material. Examples include 'He hid the money under the mattress.' and 'The hunter sold the deer hide to a leather manufacturer.' Phrases like 'hide and seek' and idioms like 'hide one's head in the sand' extend the meaning of 'hide' to games and avoidance of problems.

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