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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Hide \Hide\ (h[imac]d), v. t. [imp. Hid (h[i^]d); p. p.
Hidden (h[i^]d"d'n), Hid; p. pr. & vb. n. Hiding
(h[imac]d"[i^]ng).] [OE. hiden, huden, AS. h[=y]dan; akin to
Gr. key`qein, and prob. to E. house, hut, and perh. to E.
hide of an animal, and to hoard. Cf. Hoard.]
1. To conceal, or withdraw from sight; to put out of view; to
A city that is set on an hill can not be hid.
--Matt. v. 15.
If circumstances lead me, I will find
Where truth is hid. --Shak.
2. To withhold from knowledge; to keep secret; to refrain
from avowing or confessing.
Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate.
3. To remove from danger; to shelter.
In the time of trouble he shall hide me in his
pavilion. --Ps. xxvi. 5.
To hide one's self, to put one's self in a condition to be
safe; to secure protection. "A prudent man foreseeth the
evil, and hideth himself." --Prov. xxii. 3.
To hide the face, to withdraw favor. "Thou didst hide thy
face, and I was troubled." --Ps. xxx. 7.
To hide the face from.
(a) To overlook; to pardon. "Hide thy face from my sins."
--Ps. li. 9.
(b) To withdraw favor from; to be displeased with.
Syn: To conceal; secrete; disguise; dissemble; screen; cloak;
mask; veil. See Conceal.
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