American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A children's game in which one player tries to find and catch others who are hiding. Also called hide-and-go-seek.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A child's game in which one or more hide, and the others try to find them. Formerly called hide-and-find.
- n. Variant of hide and seek
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. a play of children, in which some hide themselves, and others seek them.
- n. A game played by children, in which one child (who is “it”) covers his eyes for a short time while the other players hide, and then the one who is “it” tries to find the others.
- n. a game in which a child covers his eyes while the other players hide then tries to find them
“It’s called hide-and-seek, and we’re going to play it like our lives depended on it.”
“Would they have had just played a simple game of hide-and-seek? would they not have been playing anything?”
“What seems to have happened over the past year is that the hide-and-seek process in the financial intermediation process for mortgage loans to risky borrowers got out of hand.”
“As a young child, Pablo was a natural talent at hide-and-seek.”
“Sheldon plodded on, and decided that the old stereotyped duel was far simpler and easier than this protracted hide-and-seek affair.”
“And then we played hide-and-seek with the blind man.”
“According to a 2001 story in New York Newsday, the angel was the subject of a hide-and-seek game the next morning.”
“Nevertheless, Art in Odd Places, taking place this year from one end of 14th Street to the other is a far better game of hide-and-seek than spotting signature styles in an uptown gallery.”
“According to the show, city restaurants serve chicken raised on sheep's milk, soy and hazelnuts, and adults join hide-and-seek leagues team name: Sherlock Holmies.”
“Ms. LEVINE: You know, the first game that they ever play is hide-and-seek, which scares them to death.”
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