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hid

 (hĭd)
v.
Past tense and a past participle of hide1.

hid

(hɪd)
vb
the past tense and a past participle of hide1

hide1

(haɪd)

v. hid, hid•den hid, hid•ing, v.t.
1. to conceal from sight; prevent from being seen or discovered.
2. to obstruct the view of; cover up: The sun was hidden by the clouds.
3. to conceal from knowledge or exposure; keep secret: to hide one's feelings.
v.i.
4. to conceal oneself; lie concealed: I hid in the closet.
5. hide out, to go into or remain in hiding.
n.
6. Brit. blind (def. 24).
[before 900; Middle English; Old English hȳdan, c. Old Frisian hūda, Middle Dutch hüden; akin to Greek keúthein to conceal]
hid′a•ble, adj.
hid`a•bil′i•ty, n.
hid′er, n.
syn: hide, conceal, secrete mean to keep something from being seen or discovered. hide is the general word: A rock hid them from view. conceal, somewhat more formal, usu. means to intentionally cover up something: He concealed the evidence of the crime. secrete means to put away carefully, in order to keep secret.

hide2

(haɪd)

n., v. hid•ed, hid•ing. n.
1. the raw or dressed pelt or skin of a large animal, as a cow or horse.
2. Informal.
a. the skin of a human being: You'll burn your hide in that hot sun.
b. safety or welfare: trying to save the hides of fellow party members.
v.t.
3. Informal. to administer a beating to; thrash.
Idioms:
hide (n)or hair, a trace or evidence, as of something missing.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English hȳd, c. Old Saxon hūd, Old High German hūt, Old Norse hūth, Latin cutis skin, cutis]
hide′less, adj.

hide3

(haɪd)

n.
an Old English unit of land measurement varying usu. from 60 to 120 acres (24 to 48 hectares).
[before 900; Middle English; Old English hīd(e),hīg(i)d portion of land, family]
References in classic literature ?
The Woodcutter advised him to take shelter in his own hut, so the Fox crept in and hid himself in a corner.
Then he hid himself in the castle and awaited the old witch's arrival.
Their hearts sank as they heard the door open and from between cracks in the vessels behind which they hid saw a yellow-slashed Wieroo enter the room.
Paulvitch, elated by the chance which had drawn the youth to the same side of the river as that along which he followed rather than to the opposite side where he would have been beyond the stalker's reach, hid in the brush close beside the point at which it was evident the skiff would touch the bank of the slow-moving stream, which seemed jealous of each fleeting instant which drew it nearer to the broad and muddy Ugambi where it must for ever lose its identity in the larger stream that would presently cast its waters into the great ocean.
And he led the Doctor and his pets to the very thickest part of the forest--a place where no man had ever been before--and hid them all in a big hollow tree between high rocks.
For a time Werper hid behind one of the lesser boulders that were scattered over the top of the hill, but, seeing or hearing nothing of the Englishman, he crept from his place of concealment to undertake a systematic search of his surroundings, in the hope that he might discover the location of the treasure in ample time to make his escape before Tarzan returned, for it was the Belgian's desire merely to locate the gold, that, after Tarzan had departed, he might come in safety with his followers and carry away as much as he could transport.
He hauled the rope up and hid it, and before he went away called down to me a cheerful parting.
It's hid in mighty particular places, Huck -- sometimes on islands, sometimes in rot- ten chests under the end of a limb of an old dead tree, just where the shadow falls at midnight; but mostly under the floor in ha'nted houses.
Then I fled on, and coming to the river, I crossed it, and for that night I hid myself in the rocks beyond, eating the mealies and the flesh of the kid.
But now the mist, helped by the evening darkness, was more of a screen than he desired, for it hid the ruts into which his feet were liable to slip--hid everything, so that he had to guide his steps by dragging his whip along the low bushes in advance of the hedgerow.
Before, however, this was done, the dervish went up to a great golden vase, beautifully chased, and took from it a small wooden box, which he hid in the bosom of his dress, merely saying that it contained a special kind of ointment.
Every now and then a haze of smoke from some nearer conflagra- tion drove across the window and hid the Martian shapes.