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English noun: hide

1. hide (substance) the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)


Broader (hypernym)animal skin

Narrower (hyponym)cowhide, goatskin, rawhide

2. hide (animal) body covering of a living animal

Synonymspelt, skin

Broader (hypernym)body covering

English verb: hide

1. hide (perception) prevent from being seen or discovered

SamplesMuslim women hide their faces.
Hide the money.

ExamplesThey hide , They hide themselves


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)becloud, befog, block, bosom, bury, cloud, cover, cover, cover up, disguise, fog, harbor, harbour, haze over, lurk, mask, mist, obnubilate, obscure, obstruct, secrete, shield, skulk, sweep under the rug, veil


2. hide (perception) be or go into hiding; keep out of sight, as for protection and safety

SamplesProbably his horse would be close to where he was hiding.
She is hiding out in a cabin in Montana.

ExamplesThey hide , They hide themselves

Synonymshide out

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Narrower (hyponym)earth, hole up, hunker down, lie low, lie low, stow away

3. hide (contact) cover as if with a shroud

SamplesThe origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery.

Synonymscover, enshroud, shroud

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, wrap

4. hide (change) make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing

SamplesA hidden message.
A veiled threat.

Synonymsblot out, obliterate, obscure, veil

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)mystify

Verb groupefface, obliterate

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