obscure, blot out, obliterate, veil, hide

(verb) make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; “a hidden message”; “a veiled threat”

shroud, enshroud, hide, cover

(verb) cover as if with a shroud; “The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery”

hide, conceal

(verb) prevent from being seen or discovered; “hide the money”

hide, hide out

(verb) 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”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


HID (plural HIDs)

(computing) Initialism of human interface device.

Proper noun


Abbreviation of Hidalgo, a state of Mexico.





simple past tense of hide

(archaic) past participle of hide



Source: Wiktionary


Definition: imp. & p. p. of Hide. See Hidden.


Hide, v. t. [imp. Hid; p. p. Hidden, Hid; p. pr. & vb. n. Hiding.] Etym: [OE. hiden, huden, AS. h; akin to Gr. 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. 15. 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.


– To conceal; secrete; disguise; dissemble; screen; cloak; mask; veil. See Conceal.

Hide, v. i.

Definition: To lie concealed; to keep one's self out of view; to be withdrawn from sight or observation.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. Etym: [AS. hid, earlier higed; prob. orig., land enough to support a family; cf. AS. hiwan, higan, 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. Etym: [OE.hide, hude, AS. h; akin to D. huid, OHG, h, G. haut, Icel. h, Dan. & Sw. hud, L. cutis, Gr. scutum shield, and E. sky. .]

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, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hided; p. pr. & vb. n. Hiding.]

Definition: To flog; to whip. [Prov. Eng. & Low, U. S.]

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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