- hideyoshi toyotomi,
- hidradenitis suppurativa,
Origin of hiding1
Origin of hiding2
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 hiding
Other major news outlets made the same decision, hiding behind a misplaced sense of multicultural sensitivity.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A team of cops swarmed the apartment in the hunt for a potential homicide suspect they believed was hiding in the residences.Worse Than Eric Garner: Cops Who Got Away With Killing Autistic Men and Little Girls|Emily Shire|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I also believe the administration is hiding something about Benghazi and Fast and Furious, but the key word is “believe.”
I stayed longer in Hong Kong than Glenn and Ewen, and was hoping to film Snowden one more time where he was hiding out.
“Not running, not hiding, we are in plain sight,” Johnson testified.90 Seconds of Fury in Ferguson Are the Key to Making Peace in America|Michael Daly|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Saussaye, the French commander, dashed for hiding in the woods.Canada: the Empire of the North|Agnes C. Laut
The same night Condorcet intrusted his life to her keeping, and for nine months he remained in hiding under her roof.Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 2 of 3)|John Morley
It is nearly a fortnight ago,” I remarked; “he can hardly have remained in the neighbourhood and in hiding all this time.Mr. Marx's Secret|E. Phillips Oppenheim
He had travelled only in the night, hiding in the woods during the day.Fugitive Slaves|Marion Gleason McDougall
The old man tried to answer, but in vain; then hiding his face in his hands, he sobbed aloud.The Death of the Gods|Dmitri Mrejkowski
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
"concealment," early 13c., verbal noun from hide (v.1). Hiding place is from mid-15c.; an Old English word for this was hydels.
"a flogging," 1809, from hide (n.1), perhaps in reference to a whip or thong made of animal hide. Old English had hyde ðolian "to undergo a flogging," and hydgild "fine paid to save one's skin (from a punishment by flogging)." The English expression a hiding to nothing (by 1905) referred to a situation where there was disgrace in defeat and no honor in victory.
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