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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 ?
Jo wasn't ashamed of the great tear that dropped off the end of her nose, and Amy never minded the rumpling of her curls as she hid her face on her mother's shoulder and sobbed out, "I am a selfish girl
Once she deliberately set fire to the house, and often she hid herself away for days in her own room and would see no one.
The little bride hid her face on the groom's shoulder and sobbed.
We came from the place where the sun is hid at night, over great plains where the buffaloes live, until we reached the big river.
What had been the counter or "bar" of the saloon, gorgeous in white and gold, now sawn in two and divided, was set up on opposite sides of the room as separate dressing-tables, decorated with huge bunches of azaleas, that hid the rough earthenware bowls, and gave each table the appearance of a vestal altar.
It might be, too -- doubtless it was so, although she hid the secret from herself, and grew pale whenever it struggled out of her heart, like a serpent from its hole -- it might be that another feeling kept her within the scene and pathway that had been so fatal.
The night grew darker and darker; the stars seemed to sink deeper in the sky, and driving clouds occasionally hid them from his sight.
Meantime, of the broken keel of Ahab's wrecked craft the carpenter made him another leg; while still as on the night before, slouched Ahab stood fixed within his scuttle; his hid, heliotrope glance anticipatingly gone backward on its dial; sat due eastward for the earliest sun.
He did not go very far round the corner he gave out completely, and sat down on the steps of a saloon, and hid his face in his hands, and shook all over with dry, racking sobs.
Don't you reckon I know who hid that money in that coffin?
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.
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.