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Hide appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Ed, I hide.
  • Ed, I help pink nipple hide.
  • Egress assured, I hide Russ as Serge.
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Hide is sometimes a misspelling of hid.

The word hide is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun hide

What does hide mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: hides

  1. the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of hide: fell
    • more generic term: animal skin = the outer covering of an animal
    • more specific words:
  2. body covering of a living animal
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonyms of hide: pelt / skin
    • more generic term: body covering = any covering for the body or a body part

Alternative definition of the noun hide


  1. [countable] The skin of an animal.
  2. [countable] [mainly British] A covered structure from which hunters, birdwatchers, etc can observe animals without scaring them.
  3. A medieval land measure equal to the amount of land that could sustain one free family; usually 100 acres. Forty hides equalled a barony.
  4. [uncountable, informal, usually, US] One's own life or personal safety, especially when in peril.

Definition of the verb hide

What does hide mean as a doing word?

Hide is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular

  1. prevent from being seen or discovered
    • examples: hide the money | They hide | They hide themselves
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb]The children hid
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient]Frances hid the presents
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] from [Recipient]Frances hid the presents from Sally
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] [Locative Preposition] [Location]Frances hid the presents behind the books in the drawer
      [Agent - being] [Verb] from [Recipient]The children hid from Sally
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]The children hid in the chimney
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonym of hide: conceal
    • antonym of hide: show
    • more specific terms:
  2. be or go into hiding; keep out of sight, as for protection and safety
    • examples: They hide | They hide themselves
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonym of hide: hide out
    • more specific terms:
      • lie low = to try to avoid detection especially by police
      • stow away = hide aboard a ship or a plane to get free transportation
      • hunker down = take shelter
      • hole up = remain secluded or in hiding
      • lie low = keep a low profile, try to be inconspicuous
      • earth = hide in the earth like a hunted animal
  3. cover as if with a shroud
  4. make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing

Alternative definition of the verb hide


  1. [transitive] To put (something) in a place where it will be harder to discover or out of sight.
  2. [intransitive] To put oneself in a place where one will be harder to find or out of sight.


  1. Hide: Hideto Matsumoto, better known by his stage name hide, was a Japanese musician, singer and songwriter. He was primarily known for his work as lead guitarist of the heavy metal band X Japan, but was also a successful solo artist and co-founder of the United States-based band Zilch.
    • also known as Hideto Matsumoto, Matsumoto Hideto
    • born on (51 years ago) in Yokosuka
    • nationality: Japan
    • profession: Musician, songwriter, guitarist, singer
    • member of musical groups:
      • Zilch until
      • hide with Spread Beaver (Lead Vocals) between and (4 months)
      • Saver Tiger between and (5 years)
      • X Japan (Lead guitar) between and (10 years)
      • Color (Drums) between and
    • died on (17 years ago) in Minami-Azabu, Minato, Tokyo of suicide
    • genres: Alternative rock, Heavy metal, Power metal, Progressive metal, Speed metal, Rock music, Symphonic metal, Industrial rock, Glam metal
    • albums: "Hide Your Face", "Psyence", "Tune-Up Hide Remixes", "Hide BEST ~PSYCHOMMUNITY~", "Psy Clone (hide Electronic Remixes)", "SINGLES ~ Junk Story", "KING OF PSYBORG ROCK STAR", "Hi-Ho / GOOD BYE", "50% & 50%", "Beauty & Stupid", "Dice", "Eyes Love You", "In Motion", "MISERY", "TELL ME", "Psyence a Go Go", "Hide TRIBUTE SPIRITS", "Hide Our Psychommunity", "Perfect Single Box", "We Love hide ~The Best in The World~", "Ja, Zoo"
    • filmography: played Seth in "Seth et Holth"
    • nomination:
      • nominated to International Viewer's Choice Award for MTV Japan - "Eyes Love You"
      • International Viewer's Choice Award for MTV Japan - "Eyes Love You"
    • official website:
  2. HIDE a.k.a. Hyde: Hideto Takarai, known exclusively by his stage name Hyde, is a Japanese musician, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor. He is best known as vocalist for the rock band L'Arc-en-Ciel, as well as for Vamps. While in L'Arc-en-Ciel his name is stylized as hyde, whereas in his solo work and Vamps it is stylized as HYDE.
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  3. Hide a.k.a. Hideo Ishikawa is a male Japanese voice actor born in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. He works for Aoni Production.
  4. Hide a.k.a. Hidehiko Hoshino, nicknamed "Hide", is a Japanese musician and songwriter. Known as the rhythm guitarist for the rock band Buck-Tick since 1983.
  5. Hide a.k.a. Hideyuki Nakayama is an actor.
  6. Hide is a member of the musical group, GReeeeN.
    • born on (35 years ago) in Takatsuki
    • nationality: Japan
    • profession: Singer
    • member of musical group Greeeen (Vocals) since
  7. Hide is a musical artist.
    • profession: Musician
    • member of musical group Gocoo (Shime-daiko)
  8. Hide is a musical artist.

There are other people with in their name, like Hide-Zou, Hide Demon, Hide Miura, Molly Hide, Peter Hide, Herbie Hide, Rodney Hide, Raymond Hide and Hide Matsunaga.


"Hide" is a book by Lisa Gardner.

  • genres: Fiction, Mystery, Suspense
  • subjects: Police, Espionage, Massachusetts, Literary, Suspense
  • released in (9 years ago)


  1. "Hide" is a 2008 action-crime film written by Greg Rosati and directed by K.C. Bascombe.
  2. "Hide" a.k.a. "The Weather Station" is a 2010 thriller film written by Aleksei Kolmogorov, Johnny O'Reilly and directed by Johnny O'Reilly.
  3. "Hide": After a chance meeting on the Internet, a passionate affair ensues between two sexually repressed married men. Now, they must decide whether to continue their affair in secrecy, cut it off completely, or begin a new life without shame or fear of repercussion.
  4. "Hide" is a film, directed by Elori Kramer & Peter Coccoma.


  1. "Hide" is an album by experimental artist Foetus, released on CD by Ectopic Ents on September 29, 2010. Initial copies included a 5″ x 5″ sticker of the front cover, signed by J. G. Thirlwell.
  2. "Hide" is a song written by Scott Stapp and Mark Tremonti and performed by the rock band Creed, released in 2002 as an International single from the band's third album, Weathered. It was imported as an extended play with two other songs: "Bullets" and "Unforgiven" along with the CGI-made video for "Bullets.
  3. "Hide" is the smash lead single from Joy Williams' third album Genesis. It is available digitally on the internet. This song also appears on the WOW Hits 2006 compilation album.
  4. "Hide" is a musical album by The Bloody Beetroots.
    • released on
  5. "Hide" is a musical single of Miss Kittin & Kris Menace.
    • released on
  6. "Hide" is a musical EP of Rabbits.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  7. "Hide" a.k.a. "Hide!" is a musical album of Nuuk.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  8. "Hide" is a musical EP of Andrew Reyan.
    • released on
  9. "Hide" is a composition.
  10. "Hide" is a musical EP of Grande Roses.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  11. "Hide" is a musical single of Unit.
  12. "Hide" is a musical EP of Malka Spigel.
    • released on (19 years ago)


  1. Hide: A hide is an animal skin treated for human use. Hides include leather from cattle and other livestock animals, alligator skins, snake skins for shoes and fashion accessories and furs from wild cats, mink and bears. In some areas, leather is produced on a domestic or small industrial scale, but most leather making is done on a large scale. Various tannins are used for this purpose. Leather from processed hides has a variety of uses, including shoes, clothing, horse tack, horse harness, upholstery and even wall or other surface coverings.
    • also known as Hides
  2. The hide was originally, in early Anglo-Saxon England, an amount of land sufficient to support a family or household. Later it became a notional unit of assessment, which served to quantify the contribution to public liabilities to be made by the owners or inhabitants of an area of land. These liabilities included the payment of a food-rent, the maintenance and repair of bridges and fortifications, the provision of a given number of soldiers to the fyrd and the payment of a land tax known as geld, which was collected at a stated rate per hide.
  3. Hide a.k.a. Hdi Language: Hdi is an Afro-Asiatic language of Cameroon and Nigeria.

Phrases with Hide

Phrases starting with the word Hide:

  1. hide out
  2. Hide Away
  3. hide beetle
  4. Hide and seek
  5. Hide nor Hair
  6. hide-and-seek
  7. hide and go seek
  8. hide-and-go-seek
  9. Hide One's Light under a Bushel

Phrases ending with the word Hide:

  1. Tan Someone's Hide
  2. Have Someone's Hide
  3. One Can Run But One Can't Hide

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hide

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Google previewEnglish synonymes explained with illustrations and exemples from the best writers (1824)

by George Crabb

inthe word hide is that of keeping carefully to one's self, from the observation of others. To cover is an indifferent' action, springing from a variety of motives, of convenience, or comfort; to hide is an action that springs from one specific intent, ...

Google previewAmerican Edition of the British Encyclopedia (1818)

Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

Salted hide is a green hide seasoned with sea-salt, and alum, or salt-petre, to prevent its corruption. Most of the inides imported from Holland and France are so prepared. Tanned hides are further prepared by the tanner, by paring off"the hair, ...

Google previewShoe and Leather Reporter (1913)

Firstly, hide is a very weak base, and therefore its compound is easily hydrolysed or decomposed by water.

Google previewThe Train of Salt and Sugar (2007)

by Licínio Azevedo

Even more difficult to hide is that the employees of the Supplies ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Meat Sciences (2004)

by Carrick Devine, M. Dikeman

Hide Composition Hide Composition Skin in the living animal forms a physical protective barrier.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Heraldica Or Complete Dictionary of Heraldry (1828)

by William Berry

Hide, [Norbury, Cheshire, Great Hadham, Hertfordshire, Salop, and Marlingbury, Wiltshire,] az. a chev. betw. three lozenges or. — Crest, an eagle, with wings endorsed, sa. beaked and legged or. Hide, [London,] per pale, or and az. on a chev.

Google previewHXP-PCD Procedure Call Dictionary Draft 0.1

Hide Flags the record as "hidden". Sample use (php, without error handling) $header['usr']...

Hide',$header,$ PI D) parameters ( (struct) header, (int) PID ) return character sample.

Google previewStep by Step Computer Dictionary

next to "Hide file extensions for known file types", then click on OK. That's it. If you open a folder now, you will see all file names are appearing along with ...

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Usage statistics about hide

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun hide:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb hide:


Comparison of usage frequency between the verb hide and its most common antonym:


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Quotes about Hide

show, hide,
conceal, show,
mislead, distract
show, hide, show,
distract, put,
smile, show, hide,
distract, pull,
put, laugh,

there, your
hand is smarter
than their brains. (Ric S. Bastasa)
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Scrabble value of H4I1D2E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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