You can hide your feelings or you can hide your mom’s birthday present. You can even hide yourself if you need to avoid someone. Whatever it is, when you hide something, you put it out of sight.

Hide can mean that you keep something secret, like the way you really feel about your dad’s meatloaf. You can also hide something physical. If you spill juice on your white sofa, you can hide the stain with a pillow. Sometimes people hide also — that means the person stays out of sight. A bankrobber will hide from the police, or you might hide from your mom to avoid doing the dishes.

Definitions of hide
  1. verb
    prevent from being seen or discovered
    hide the money”
    synonyms: conceal
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    make visible or noticeable
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    to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil
    place out of sight; keep secret
    block, obstruct
    shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight
    spread over a surface to conceal or protect
    hide in one's bosom
    cover from sight
    cover, cover up
    hide from view or knowledge
    harbor, harbour, shield
    hold back a thought or feeling about
    becloud, befog, cloud, fog, haze over, mist, obnubilate, obscure
    make less visible or unclear
    disguise, mask
    make unrecognizable
    sweep under the rug
    to conceal something in the hopes it won't be discovered by others
    lurk, skulk
    lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
    cloak, dissemble, mask
    hide under a false appearance
    hide (feelings) from other people
    take part in a masquerade
    gloss over, hush up, sleek over, whitewash
    cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error
    cast a shadow upon
    disguise by camouflaging; exploit the natural surroundings to disguise something
    cause to have a limited or narrow view of a situation
  2. verb
    make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
    “a hidden message”
    synonyms: blot out, obliterate, obscure, veil
    efface, obliterate
    remove completely from recognition or memory
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    make mysterious
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  3. verb
    be or go into hiding; keep out of sight, as for protection and safety
    “Probably his horse would be close to where he was hiding
    “She is hiding out in a cabin in Montana”
    synonyms: hide out
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    lie low
    to try to avoid detection especially by police
    stow away
    hide aboard a ship or a plane to get free transportation
    hunker down
    take shelter
    hole up
    remain secluded or in hiding
    lie low
    keep a low profile, try to be inconspicuous
    hide in the earth like a hunted animal
  4. noun
    the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
    synonyms: fell
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    the hide of a cow
    the hide of a goat
    untanned hide especially of cattle; cut in strips it is used for whips and ropes
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    animal skin
    the outer covering of an animal
  5. noun
    body covering of a living animal
    synonyms: pelt, skin
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    body covering
    any covering for the body or a body part
  6. verb
    cover as if with a shroud
    synonyms: cover, enshroud, shroud
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    enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, wrap
    enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
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