Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • noun colloquial, countable A beating or spanking.
  • verb Present participle of hide.
  • noun uncountable A state of concealment.
  • noun countable A place of concealment.

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

  • noun the activity of keeping something secret
  • noun the state of being hidden

Etymologies

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See hide (Etymology 2)

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See hide (Etymology 1)

Examples

  • A still-in-production series with trades running into the double digits, Fables tells the story about the daily lives of the last surviving faerie tale heroes as they live in hiding from a man only know as The Adversary in the only place they could find refuge.

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  • Anna Magnani is magnificent as the young widow protecting her lover, who is in hiding from the Germans.

    Rome, Open City: No 22

  • Salman Rushdie is so much identified with seriousness — his choice of subjects, from Kashmir to Andalusia; his position as a literary negotiator of East and West; his decade and more of internal exile in hiding from the edict of a fanatical theocrat — that it can be easy to forget how humorous he is.

    Cassocks and Codpieces

  • Salman Rushdie is so much identified with seriousness — his choice of subjects, from Kashmir to Andalusia; his position as a literary negotiator of East and West; his decade and more of internal exile in hiding from the edict of a fanatical theocrat — that it can be easy to forget how humorous he is.

    Cassocks and Codpieces

  • Salman Rushdie is so much identified with seriousness — his choice of subjects, from Kashmir to Andalusia; his position as a literary negotiator of East and West; his decade and more of internal exile in hiding from the edict of a fanatical theocrat — that it can be easy to forget how humorous he is.

    Cassocks and Codpieces

  • One has to wonder if there were more in hiding from the pervert in chief and his minions practicing the politics of personal destruction.

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  • Bradford watched her, his expression hiding nothing, and Caroline started trembling again.

    Rebellious Desire

  • All that would be necessary to drive Crazy Shelly out of office and into hiding is to assign her Secret Service protection.

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  • Huge caches of drugs and human trafficking cross the border in hiding places I could not even imagine.

    Border crossings: Peter Watts and Singapore — Fusion Despatches

  • On May 21, 1970, just a few weeks after the townhouse explosion and with the members of the Weathermen now in hiding, the newly formed Weather Underground issued its "Declaration of a State of War" against the American government.

    Archive 2009-05-01

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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