hiding

1
[ hahy-ding ]
/ ˈhaɪ dɪŋ /
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noun

act of concealing; concealment: to remain in hiding.
a secret refuge or means of concealment.

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Origin of hiding

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Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at hide1, -ing1

Definition for hiding (2 of 2)

hiding2
[ hahy-ding ]
/ ˈhaɪ dɪŋ /

noun Informal.

a severe beating; flogging; thrashing.

Origin of hiding

2
First recorded in 1800–10; hide2 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for hiding (1 of 2)

hiding1
/ (ˈhaɪdɪŋ) /

noun

the state of concealment (esp in the phrase in hiding)
hiding place a place of concealment

British Dictionary definitions for hiding (2 of 2)

hiding2
/ (ˈhaɪdɪŋ) /

noun

informal a flogging; beating
be on a hiding to nothing to be bound to fail; to face impossible odds
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