The skin of an animal is referred to as the hide as a noun. A covered structure from which hunters, birdwatchers, and other observers may observe animals without frightening them. A medieval land measure was the quantity of land that could support one free household, which was generally 100 acres. A barony was equivalent to forty hides. Today, the term "hide" still refers to this amount of land.
A hide can be any part of an animal used for food or clothing. The word comes from the Old English hida meaning skin.
Animals have skins for protection against heat, cold, insects, and other dangers. Humans use clothes and armor to protect themselves. The word "skinny" means "having few bones or little fat under the skin" and "hided" means "to conceal something."
In science, the word "skin" refers to the outer covering of an organ or limb. Skins are very important in biology because all living things must be able to maintain a constant temperature within a certain range for survival. Animals with thick layers of hair or fur can regulate their body temperatures while humans and many other species rely on our skin to do this job for us.
Skin cells divide constantly, forming new skin cells to replace those lost through death or damage. Skin plays a major role in your immune system by defending you from bacteria, viruses, chemicals, and other substances that can harm healthy tissue.
1./(haId)/verb conceals, hiding, hid (hId), hidden ('[email protected]), or hid To hide (oneself or an item); to conceal (oneself or a thing) from view or discovery; to conceal (oneself or an object) from view or discovery; to hide a pencil; to hide from the police. Also, hide from.
2.[no sing] /hīd/ verb 1.a. To cover or conceal with or as if with something hidden: to hide one's feelings. B. to withdraw oneself or onesELF from public view or notice: to hide from the crowd after being thrown from the horse. C. to secret or protect from observation or intrusion: to hide one's money from thieves. D. to suppress or deny: to hide one's religion. E. to prevent disclosure of, or acknowledgment of: to hide one's identity from strangers. F. to avoid, elude: to hide from arrest. G. to escape notice of: to hide from criticism. H. to deceive: to hide one's ignorance of something. I. N. a thing that hides: a rug that hides the floorboard. N. a person who hides: someone who will hide your secrets. V.i. to disappear: to hide yourself in a crowd. V.t. N. an area concealed by trees or other vegetation: a hunting camp where horses had been hidden from view.
1. To hide, conceal, or secrete anything means to place it out of sight or in a hidden location. Hide is a broad term for concealing one's money or goal; a dog conceals a bone. Concealment, in a more formal sense, is to hide from sight. They were hidden from view by a rock. He concealed his anger. She concealed her love for him.
2. To hide oneself or oneself away means to withdraw from public view, as if one were hiding from someone or something. I would like to hide myself away on a desert island. The couple hid their marriage certificate away in a safe place. They hid the fact that they didn't have any money away from their children.
3. To hide something harmful or toxic means to cover it up so that it does not do any harm. The doctor warned them not to hide the pot under the kitchen sink because it contained toxic chemicals.
4. To hide oneself or oneself away from something means to avoid being affected by it. The teacher told the students to hide themselves from the rain because there was still much work to be done.
5. To hide or conceal one's feelings means to keep them secret instead of expressing them openly. He tried hard to hide his feelings for her. She had no idea how much he loved her until she married him friend.
Hide, conceal, and secrete all imply to hide something out of sight or in a hidden location. Concealment, in a more formal meaning, is the act of hiding from view. The word secrete means "carefully tucked away in order to keep secret: the spy concealed the critical papers."
The difference between a hide and a secret is that a hide has no fixed location. You can put it in your pocket or under your bed, but it will still be considered your hide even though you can't find it anymore. A secret, on the other hand, has a fixed location. If you hide your wallet in several places around the house, it won't be considered your secret.
It's also possible to hide something that has no fixed location, such as an emotion. If you hide your sadness from others, it's still considered your hide because nobody knows where you put it. A secret, however, would be if you hid your sadness in a drawer. Now it could be found anywhere in the house, so it wouldn't be considered your hide anymore.
Finally, a hide may or may not be valuable. If you hide your money under the mattress, it's still your hide even if it gets lost or stolen. A secret, on the other hand, would be if you hid your money in a bank account number written on your stomach. Now it could never be found again unless you wanted it to be found.