/haɪd / (say huyd)

verb (hid, hidden or hid, hiding)
verb (t)
1. to conceal from sight; prevent from being seen or discovered.
2. to obstruct the view of; cover up: the sun was hidden by clouds.
3. to conceal from knowledge; keep secret: to hide one's feelings.
verb (i)
4. to conceal oneself; lie concealed.
5. a covered place to hide in while shooting or observing wildlife.
6. have nothing to hide, to feel no sense of shame or embarrassment by virtue of one's innocence.
7. hide one's head, Colloquial to be ashamed.
{Middle English hide(n), Old English hȳdan}
hider, noun
[c]/haɪd / (say huyd)

1. the skin of an animal, especially one of the larger animals, raw or dressed: the hide of a calf.
2. Colloquial the human skin.
3. Colloquial impudence: he's got a hide!
verb (t) (hided, hiding)
4. Obsolete to flog or thrash.
5. a thick hide, Colloquial insensitivity to criticism.
6. have a hide like an elephant, Colloquial to be particularly insensitive and crass.
7. have more hide than Jessie, Colloquial to be particularly impudent. {Phrase Origin: from the elephant Jessie at Taronga Park Zoo, Sydney, who died in 1939 aged 67}
8. neither hide nor hair, not a vestige; no clue.
9. no hide no Christmas box, Colloquial no reward is to be had without impudent initiative.
{Middle English; Old English hȳd; distantly related to Latin cutis skin}
/haɪd / (say huyd)

an old English measure of land, usually 120 acres (approx. 49 hectares), considered adequate for one free family and its dependants.
{Middle English; Old English hīd(e), hīg(i)d, from hīg(an) family, household + -id, suffix of appurtenance}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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