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Definitions

  • Dutchess hides her pie
    Dutchess hides her pie
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hide make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing "a hidden message","a veiled threat"
    • v hide cover as if with a shroud "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"
    • v hide prevent from being seen or discovered "Muslim women hide their faces","hide the money"
    • v hide 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"
    • n hide body covering of a living animal
    • n hide the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

right to the foot of the tree where Little Black Sambo was hiding right to the foot of the tree where Little Black Sambo was hiding
HIDE & SEEK HIDE & SEEK
A sailor tries to stop the orang-outang hiding in the ship's rigging A sailor tries to stop the orang-outang hiding in the ship's rigging
girls hiding in mother's lap girls hiding in mother's lap
Shasasa hides the mirror Shasasa hides the mirror

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Marlboro was the first cigarette company to market a cigarette that had a red filter called "beauty tip." This was done to hide the lipstick marks left on the filter from women smokers
    • n Hide (O. Eng. Law) An abode or dwelling.
    • Hide The human skin; -- so called in contempt. "O tiger's heart, wrapped in a woman's hide !"
    • Hide The skin of an animal, either raw or dressed; -- generally applied to the undressed skins of the larger domestic animals, as oxen, horses, etc.
    • Hide 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 .""If circumstances lead me, I will find
      Where truth is hid ."
    • v. t Hide hīd To flog; to whip.
    • v. i Hide To lie concealed; to keep one's self out of view; to be withdrawn from sight or observation.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 ."
    • Hide To remove from danger; to shelter. "In the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion."
    • Hide To withhold from knowledge; to keep secret; to refrain from avowing or confessing. "Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Frog-eating bats identify edible frogs from poisonous ones by listening to the mating calls of male frogs. Frogs counter this by hiding and using short, difficult to locate calls
    • hide To conceal from sight; prevent from being seen; cover up: as, to hide one's face; to hide a stain or a scar.
    • hide To conceal from discovery; secrete; put in a place of security or safety: as, to hide money.
    • hide To conceal from knowledge or cognizance; keep secret; hold back from avowal or disclosure; suppress: as, to hide one's feelings.
    • hide To withdraw; withhold; turn aside or away.
    • hide Synonyms Secrete, etc. (see conceal); screen, cover, cloak, veil, shroud, mask, disguise, suppress, dissemble.
    • hide To withdraw from sight; lie concealed; keep one's self out of view.
    • n hide The skin of an animal, especially of one of the larger animals: as, the hide of a calf; the thick hide of a rhinoceros.
    • n hide An animal's skin stripped from its body and used as a material for leather or in other ways: as, a raw hide; a dressed hide; in the leather trade, specifically, the skin of a large animal, as an ox or a horse, as distiuguished from Kips, which are the skins of small or yearling cattle, and skins, which are those of smaller animals, as calves, sheep, goats, seals, etc.
    • n hide The human skin: now in a derogatory sense.
    • n hide Synonyms Pelt, etc. See skin, n.
    • hide To cover with or as with hide.
    • hide To beat; flog; thrash.
    • n hide In old English law, a holding of land, the allotment of one tenant; a portion of land considered to be sufficient for the support of one family, but varying in extent in every district according to local custom and the quality of the soil, hence variously estimated at 60, 80, and 100 acres, or more. It might also include house, wood, meadow, and pasture necessary for the maintenance of the plowman and oxen. See villeinage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Pennsylvania: "Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses appear skittish, the motorist must take his car apart piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bushes."
    • v.t Hide hīd to conceal: to keep in safety
    • v.i Hide to lie concealed:—pa.t. hid; pa.p. hid′den, hid
    • adj Hide that hides away
    • n Hide hīd the skin of an animal, esp. the larger animals, sometimes used derogatorily for human skin
    • v.t Hide to flog or whip
    • n Hide hīd in old English law, a certain area of land, from 60 to 100 acres
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Quotations

  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.”
  • Horace
    Horace
    “As a rule, adversity reveals genius and prosperity hides it.”
  • Joe Louis
    Joe Louis
    “He can run but he can't hide.”
  • Paul Westphal
    Paul Westphal
    “The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade.”
  • Alfred Nobel
    Alfred Nobel
    “Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness.”

Idioms

Hide nor hair - When there's no trace of something or a person, you haven't seen hide nor hair of it or them.('Neither hide nor hair' is also used.)
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Hiding to nothing - If people are on a hiding to nothing, their schemes and plans have no chance of succeeding. 'Hiding to nowhere' is an alternative.
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You can't hide elephants in mouseholes - You can't hide elephants in mouseholes means that some issues/problems/challenges cannot be hidden/concealed but have to be faced and dealt with.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hide, hude, AS. hȳd,; akin to D. huid, OHG. hūt, G. haut, Icel. hūð, Dan. & Sw. hud, L. cutis, Gr. ky`tos; and cf. Gr. sky`tos skin, hide, L. scutum, shield, and E. sky,. √13
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. híd, contracted from hígidhíw-, híg-, household.

Usage

In literature:

The result was an extraordinarily effective hiding.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Amonasro hides himself, and Aida has an interview with Radames, in which he reveals all to her.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
The two were crouching like men who were anxious to hide from a savage beast.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
But the blue deer knows that; so she hides in the bushes, and waits for the buffaloes to come to drink.
"The Wonders of the Jungle" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
Another result is the enormous importation of hides from South American countries and Mexico.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Garth, though he strove to hide it, was now very anxious.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
He laid the hide off in folds, with long, easy strokes, doing twice as much work as all the other three.
"The Young Alaskans" by Emerson Hough
During her absence the gypsy comes in, takes away a child, and hides her.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
The hide is also used for different purposes, among others for making the whips known as "jamboks," though hippopotamus-hide is superior.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Then we have dry hides which are dried without being salted at all.
"The Story of Leather" by Sara Ware Bassett
But the creek would serve another and better purpose, the hiding of his trail.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Air day or late day, the fox's hide finds aye the slaying knife.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
For generations there had been no enemies to hide from.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
He realized that it was hopeless for him to evade his pursuers unless he could find some hiding-place.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
Somewhere that you could kinda hide for a while.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
A foolish feeling of self-respect made me hide a lot from you.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
We shall remain in hiding till you give the signal.
"My Sword's My Fortune" by Herbert Hayens
I was sure that neither Betsey nor Eli would tell of my hiding-place.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
We have reason to believe that he is in hiding somewhere about the premises.
"Peggy Owen and Liberty" by Lucy Foster Madison
When they get near, we'll hide and let 'em pass us.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
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In poetry:

In the day I hide, am quiet.
Moon above - I have no might!
I rush on this lunar night
To the shoulder of beloved.
"New Moon" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
That we'll see the mornin' light—
That the very darkest night
Can't hide heaven from our sight,—
Here's hopin'!
"Here's Hopin'" by Frank Lebby Stanton
It's ther my lile steean hoose stands,
Wheer I had hoped to bide
Thro' tired days; amang its trees
Mony a bird can hide:
"T' Lile Hoose (For Watson Dyke)" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
It's theer my lahl steean hoose stands,
Wheer Ah had hoped to bide
Thro' tired days: amang its trees
Mony a bird can hide;
"T' Lahl Hoose " by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
Oh, would that I the secret knew
Of hiding from my evil part,
And turning to the lovely true
The open windows of my heart!
"The Pinafore" by George MacDonald
The humble bee is hiding
In the blossom's golden cells;
He, and he only, can tell me
Where the queen of the fairies dwells.
"The Message Of The Bee" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Russia Has Apparently Been Hiding a Diamond-Filled Asteroid Crater For the Past 30 Years.
Secretary of State Colin Powell said today that US intelligence shows that Iraq is hiding banned weapons and plans to make more in the future.
If you can't hide it, celebrate it: A built-in vintage icebox was turned into retro kitchen storage.
A registered sex offender is accused of hiding a camera inside a dressing room on Long Island.
The Iowa football team cobbled together a pair of Big Ten wins by playing strong enough defense to hide a below-average offense.
A Whatcom County drug trafficker who made his wife and kids hide nearly 19 kilos of cocaine has been sentenced to prison.
My golf clubs hunkered in a corner of the outbuilding behind Christmas trees, garden tools, and the things we hide when company comes over.
For those of you hiding out deep in the woods, it's set in a dystopian future North America, a continent divided into downtrodden, fearful districts ruled by a decadent, luxurious oligarchy in the Capitol.
'October Baby' review: Earnestness can't hide flawed script.
The most notable thing about the Wilmington power-rock, pop-punk band I Am Lightning is that each member hides their face during photo sessions and on-camera interviews — revealing their mugs only during concerts.
Mice, crickets, snakes and other vermin seem to be shopping for vacancy in any home with heat and a hiding place.
Sometimes it takes a slightly different perspective to see the poetry and personal history that hide in the steel, glass and rubber that make up an old American car.
After four years of hiding behind a Web site, the man responsible for Mercer Island's AWineStore.com is coming out from behind the curtain.
Hiding Factory Farm Abuses From Public Scrutiny.
How do you go about telling your mom there's a snake hiding in the kitchen and a mouse loose in the living room, especially when you haven't yet broken the news that you're co-owner of both reptile and rodent.
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In science:

However, similarly to QMC methods, it is very difficult to extract subtle information on the finite T dynamics because of the extremely singular nature of analytic continuation that hides the useful information even for practically exact imaginary time data.
Transport in one dimensional quantum systems
This parallelism with trigonometric functions hides, however, a far more larger complexity.
Discrete-to-continuum transitions and mathematical generalizations in the classical harmonic oscillator
Moreover, Lazzati, Covino & Ghisellini (2002) show that even if dark GRB are located in the innermost regions of Galactic-like molecular clouds, in several cases the corresponding visual extinction is not enough to hide their optical afterglows.
Absorption in Gamma Ray Burst afterglows
The coding problems considered in this paper are motivated by data hiding applications in which the decoder has partial1 or no knowledge of the cover signal.
Capacity and Random-Coding Exponents for Channel Coding with Side Information
Def. 2.2 is analogous to the definition of a length-N information hiding code in .
Capacity and Random-Coding Exponents for Channel Coding with Side Information
Tonoyan, “Random Coding Bound of Information Hiding E-Capacity,” Proc.
Capacity and Random-Coding Exponents for Channel Coding with Side Information
It is natural to interpret such marked variations as an effect of the star rotation, which brings into view and hides one or more hot spots on the star surface.
On the polar caps of the 3 Musketeers
Hard instances can also be generated by hiding satisfying assignments .
Single-solution Random 3-SAT Instances
Zecchina, Hiding solutions in random satisfiability problems: A statistical mechanics approach, Phys.
Single-solution Random 3-SAT Instances
Such states are necessary for quantum protocols calling for random, highly entangled states including superdense coding , remote state preparation , and data hiding schemes .
Matrix Element Distribution as a Signature of Entanglement Generation
The noise level superposed to the bits sent are designed to hide each Lj from the attacker.
Noise Secured Internet
For a M -ry system of uniformly spaced bases this amounts that only a set of less relevant bits b(kσ ) in Eq. (1) hide the correct basis.
Noise Secured Internet
Naturally, hiding the details of the experiment from the sub ject is not of great concern in astronomical research.
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe
A critical point is that these techniques do not seek to completely hide all information during the analysis.
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe
In fact, the goal is to hide as little information as possible while still acting against experimenter bias.
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe
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