hiding

Definitions

  • Dutchess hides her pie
    Dutchess hides her pie
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hiding the activity of keeping something secret
    • n hiding the state of being hidden "he went into hiding"
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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 Hiding A flogging.
    • n Hiding The act of hiding or concealing, or of withholding from view or knowledge; concealment. "There was the hiding of his power."
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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
    • n hiding The act of concealing; concealment: as, to remain in hiding.
    • n hiding A flogging or thrashing.
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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."
    • n Hiding a place of concealment
    • n Hiding a thrashing
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Quotations

  • Albert Einstein
    Albert%20Einstein
    “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert%20Hubbard
    “Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.”
  • 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.”
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander%20Pope
    “Teach me to feel another's woe. To hide the fault I see: That the mercy I show to others; that mercy also show to me.”
  • Ruth Graham
    Ruth Graham
    “Just pray for a tough hide and a tender heart.”

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

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hýd; Ger. haut, L. cutis.

Usage

In literature:

She slipped them off and managed to hide them.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
No use trying to hide your cache or your trail from Apaches.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
But I have played the fool with life, and have earned my own contempt and creep into my hiding-place with shame.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
Bobby crept out of his hiding-place feeling very guilty.
"'Me and Nobbles'" by Amy Le Feuvre
I used to know him when he was takin' the hides off the buffaloes.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
Dorn closed his eyes as if to hide himself.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
Hide the key, senor, and wait.
"At the Point of the Sword" by Herbert Hayens
He cannot hide from us here.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Our material wealth hides our eternal treasure.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Hiding just below a shallow bank at the head of a draw, they lay awaiting developments.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
Why, Fred, it's a hiding-place.
"Crown and Sceptre" by George Manville Fenn
Presently I saw Leo eyeing him, and hiding his face for fear of laughing.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
She turned in the doorway of her room and saw the Tartar standing at the head of the stairs, his soft black cap hiding most of his white hair.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
When you get down to the real hide, it soon dries out and doesn't spoil.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
He admired the boy's pluck, and his keen eyes noticed the signs of discomfort which Sax could not possibly hide.
"In the Musgrave Ranges" by Jim Bushman
Those panelled walls might be full of hiding-places.
"The Manor House School" by Angela Brazil
People of that sort praise us to our faces without shame, and hide our faults or change them into virtues.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
She glanced back when she reached the bend in the road that would hide him from her sight.
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
Which should she hide first?
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
The wife guards and hides them in her household things, even in her bed.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
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In poetry:

Outside the snowstorm spins, and hides
The world beneath a pall.
Snowed under are the paper-girl,
The papers and the stall.
"First Snow" by Boris Pasternak
I held my words because there grew
About my life persistent pride;
And you were loved, who never knew
What love could hide!
"At Dusk" by Henry Kendall
When troubles rise, and storms appear,
There may his children hide;
God has a strong pavilion where
He makes my soul abide.
"Psalm 27 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Now from his Maker's voice he flees,
Which was before his joy:
And thinks to hide, amidst the trees,
From an All-seeing eye.
"Adam" by John Newton
Ye trusted in your Hieland men,
They trusted you, dear Charlie;
They kent you hiding in the glen.
Your cleadin' was but barely.
"Will Ye No Come Back Again?" by Carolina Oliphant
Thus, unawares, with vision wide,
A steep hill once I saw,
In faint dream lights, which ever hide
Their fountain and their law.
"A Book of Dreams: Part II" by George MacDonald

In news:

"Does the US Government have any reason to believe that President Karzai is like, hiding out in the basement of the palace doing bong hits or, you know, something worse.".
Artist's conception of Sedna, an exoplanet hiding on the fringes of our solar system.
If the action teams find unlicensed software in the IT environment, IAITAM says, don't try to hide it.
Cops find him hiding under house.
Rumor had it they were cholo gangbangers hiding out from the law.
There's nothing more fun than dyeing Easter eggs and hiding them.
Others claim he's just hiding behind his hair.
There are alternatives to hiding in your house with the lights off, whispering "Nobody move".
Lake Michigan salmon playing hide-and-seek with anglers.
Starting Friday, Aug 24, Clodius & Co. Jewelers will begin hosting "Clodius Rocks," a multi-phase, six-month hide-and-seek contest with more than $30,000 in prizes and a grand prize of a 1-carat diamond valued at $8,000.
'Geocaching' a high-tech hide and seek .
Across Las Vegas on Saturday, Rockets officials and couriers fanned out trying to deliver Jeremy Lin's offer sheet to the Knicks in what has become an odd bit of NBA front office hide and seek .
There is a natural tendency in animals and human beings to hide things.
I just went outside for a moment at 8:30 looking for a game of hide-and-seek , red light.
Romney accuses Obama of ' hide-and-seek ' campaign.
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In science:

But it is perhaps the charm and the utility and naturalness of inheritance systems that they are not ”clean”, and hide many complications under a simple surface, as human common sense reasoning often does, too.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
Their fraction at the production should be higher than 20% in order to hide the second dip .
Second dip as a signature of ultrahigh energy proton interactions with cosmic microwave background radiation
In this paper, we have argued that the form of the equilibrium equation of state suggests that at φrcp , the latter states completely dwarf the number of hard sphere states that are at their jamming thresholds, hiding the divergence in the pressure.
Why is Random Close Packing Reproducible?
A diffuse neutrino flux from GRBs estimated by Ref. is larger than the predicted fluxes of cosmogenic neutrinos up to ∼ 1017 eV and hides the spectral peaks of cosmogenic neutrinos at ∼ 1016 eV which is predicted in the proton-dip scenario.
Cosmogenic neutrinos as a probe of the transition from Galactic to extragalactic cosmic rays
It is determined by future observations whether neutrinos from these ob jects can hide the spectral features.
Cosmogenic neutrinos as a probe of the transition from Galactic to extragalactic cosmic rays
The discontinuous character of the transition exhibited by the jump of the order parameter should not hide the strong precursor effects, usually associated to continuous transitions, present in the low connectivity phase.
On the freezing of variables in random constraint satisfaction problems
The physical noise in the signals openly transmitted is set to hide the random bits sent.
Secure sharing of random bits over the Internet
These detections demonstrate that in these cases stellar jitter does not hide the RV signal of giant planets.
Planets around evolved intermediate-mass stars. I. Two substellar companions in the open clusters NGC 2423 and NGC 4349
Unfortunately optical systems suffer from the occlusion problem (the optical markers that are observed must lie in the optical range of cameras, that is if the character hides the markers, information is lost).
Integration of a Balanced Virtual Manikin in a Virtual Reality Platform aimed at Virtual Prototyping
Here the ≈ symbols hides the large system (n, m → ∞) limit, and a ‘smoothing procedure’ to be discussed below.
Estimating Random Variables from Random Sparse Observations
To summarize constructive theory, it is about working with the trees and hiding the quantum loops.
Why Renormalizable NonCommutative Quantum Field Theories?
Actually the key kj hide and secure the message unit pj .
Synchronization between variable time delayed systems and cryptography
Working with the chain for (A, B ), we obtain the equation eκ = 1, which hides a small root κ = O(ǫ).
Stability of discrete dark solitons in nonlinear Schrodinger lattices
Today, the powerful and successful search for neural correlates of human cognition and behavior does not longer permit to hide the deterministic threat, and Kant’s dilemma is becoming especially acute.
Quantum randomness can be controlled by free will -a consequence of the before-before experiment
We hide the Goldstone boson fields of the non-SM groups in the heavy Ωµ I 6=L,R , which corresponds to a partial gauge-fixing.
Heavy Vectors in Higgs-less models
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