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Live virtuously, and you cannot not die too soon, or live too long.
Lady R. Russell
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Etymology 1

Old English hȳdan (a weak verb; strong endings in modern English come by analogy with ride etc.).

Verb

Infinitive
to hide

Third person singular
hides

Simple past
hid

Past participle
hidden

Present participle
hiding

to hide (third-person singular simple present hides, present participle hiding, simple past hid, past participle hidden)
  1. (transitive) To put (something) in a place where it will be harder to discover or out of sight.
    He hides his magazines under the bed.
    The politicians were accused of keeping information hidden from the public.
  2. (intransitive) To put oneself in a place where one will be harder to find or out of sight.
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Etymology 2

From Old English hȳd, from Proto-Germanic *hūđiz, from Proto-Indo-European *kūtis. Cognate with Dutch huid, German Haut; and with Latin cutis, Ancient Greek κύτος (kutos).

Noun

Singular
hide

Plural
s

hide (s)
  1. (countable) The skin of an animal.
  2. (countable) (mainly British) A covered structure from which hunters, birdwatchers, etc can observe animals without scaring them.
  3. A medieval land measure equal to the amount of land that could sustain one free family; usually 100 acres. Forty hides equalled a barony.
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