verb (past hid /hid/; past participle hidden /ˈhidn/)
put or keep out of sight; conceal from the view or notice of others:he hid the money in the housethe sacred relic had been hidden away in a sealed cavern
(of a thing) prevent (someone or something) from being seen:clouds hid the moon
keep secret or unknown:Hal could hardly hide his dislike
[no object] conceal oneself:Juliet’s first instinct was to hide under the blanketshe had a little money and could hide out until the end of the month
[no object] (hide behind) use (someone or something) to protect oneself from criticism or punishment, especially in a way considered cowardly or unethical:companies and manufacturers with poor security can hide behind the law
a camouflaged shelter used to get a close view of wildlife.
hide one's head
cover up one’s face or keep out of sight, especially from shame.
hide one's light under a bushel
keep quiet about one’s talents or accomplishments.