from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of hide.
  • n. A state of concealment.
  • n. A place of concealment.
  • n. A beating or spanking.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of hiding or concealing, or of withholding from view or knowledge; concealment.
  • n. A flogging.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of concealing; concealment: as, to remain in hiding.
  • n. A flogging or thrashing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the activity of keeping something secret
  • n. the state of being hidden


See hide (Etymology 1) (Wiktionary)
See hide (Etymology 2) (Wiktionary)



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  • "I guess that was a bit of a weak act. But serves him right, and a bit of a hiding every now and again never hurt anyone. It livens you up a bit - if anything."
    - Robert Barrett, 'White Shoes, White Lines and Blackie'.

    August 30, 2008