- hidalgo y costilla,
- hidalgo y costilla, miguel,
- hidden agenda,
- hidden hand,
- hidden tax,
- hidden unemployment,
verb (used with object), hid, hid·den or hid, hid·ing.
verb (used without object), hid, hid·den or hid, hid·ing.
Origin of hide1
- the skin of a human being: Get out of here or I'll tan your hide!
- safety or welfare: He's only worried about his own hide.
verb (used with object), hid·ed, hid·ing.
Origin of hide2
Examples from the Web for hidden
Meanwhile advocacy groups like GLAAD help rid our larger culture of hidden biases and bigotry.
Wonderland posted videos taken with a hidden camera—in a cross necklace, or inside a watch or glasses—of him hitting on women.
The FC-31 prototype was hidden except when it was flying, and not much detail was available.How China Will Track—and Kill—America’s Newest Stealth Jets|Bill Sweetman|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then, from a pocket inside his camouflage top, he pulled a hidden stainless steel flask.
Letters would not be hidden away in bedrooms but stored on cell phones.
It had walls of slippery clay and a corduroyed bottom, but the corduroy was hidden beneath the mud left by thousands of feet.Italy at War and the Allies in the West|E. Alexander Powell
But when he strove to cut across and so reach the mouth of the hidden swamp-stream, he narrowly escaped upsetting.Ralestone Luck|Andre Norton
He had discovered the hidden passage and held the clew which he had so industriously sought.Edison, His Life and Inventions|Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
Some one suggested that he might have been overcome by fear, and might have hidden himself.Our Home in the Silver West|Gordon Stables
But in the cabinet meeting after the destruction of the hidden enemy cruiser, the tone was set by highly practical men.Talents, Incorporated|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
verb hides, hiding, hid (hɪd), hidden (ˈhɪdən) or hid
Word Origin for hide
verb hides, hiding or hided
Word Origin for hide
Word Origin for hide
past participle of hide (v.1); a Middle English formation (Old English had gehydd "hidden") on the model of ride/ridden, etc. Hidden persuaders (1957) was Vance Packard's term for "ad men."
Old English hydan "to hide, conceal; preserve; hide oneself; bury a corpse," from West Germanic *hudjan (cf. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German huden), from PIE *keudh- (cf. Greek keuthein "to hide, conceal"), from root *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (see hide (n.1)). Hide and seek (by 1670s), children's game, replaced earlier all hid (1580s).
"skin of a large animal," Old English hyd "hide, skin," from Proto-Germanic *hudiz (cf. Old Norse huð, Old Frisian hed, Middle Dutch huut, Dutch huid, Old High German hut, German Haut "skin"), related to Old English verb hydan "to hide," the common notion being of "covering."
All of this is from PIE root *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (cf. Sanskrit kostha "enclosing wall," skunati "covers;" Armenian ciw "roof;" Latin cutis "skin," scutum "shield," ob-scurus "dark;" Greek kytos "a hollow, vessel," keutho "to cover, to hide," skynia "eyebrows;" Russian kishka "gut," literally "sheath;" Lithuanian kiautas "husk," kutis "stall;" Old Norse sky "cloud;" Old English sceo "cloud;" Middle High German hode "scrotum;" Old High German scura, German Scheuer "barn;" Welsh cuddio "to hide").
The alliterative pairing of hide and hair (often negative, hide nor hair) was in Middle English (early 15c.), but earlier and more common was hide ne hewe, literally "skin and complexion ('hue')" (c.1200).
"measure of land" (obsolete), Old English hid "hide of land," earlier higid, from hiw- "family" (cf. hiwan "household," hiwo "a husband, master of a household"), from Proto-Germanic *hiwido-, from PIE *keiwo- (cf. Latin civis "citizen"), from root *kei- "to lie; bed, couch; beloved, dear" (see cemetery, and cf. city).
The notion was of "amount of land needed to feed one free family and dependents," usually 100 or 120 acres, but the amount could be as little as 60, depending on the quality of the land. Often also defined as "as much land as could be tilled by one plow in a year." Translated in Latin as familia.
In addition to the idioms beginning with hide
- hide and seek
- hide nor hair, neither
- hide one's face
- hide one's head in the sand
- hide one's light under a bushel
- hide out
- cover one's ass (hide)
- tan one's hide