1. To conceal, or withdraw from sight; to put out of view; to secrete.
"A city that is set on an hill can not be hid." -- Matt. v. 15.
"If circumstances lead me, I will find Where truth is hid." -- Shak.
2. To withhold from knowledge; to keep secret; to refrain from avowing or confessing.
"Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate." -- Pope.
3. To remove from danger; to shelter.
"In the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion." -- Ps. xxvi. 5.
To hide one's self
to put one's self in a condition to be safe; to secure protection. "A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself." Prov. xxii. 3.
To hide the face
to withdraw favor. "Thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled." Ps. xxx. 7.
To hide the face from
(a) To overlook; to pardon. "Hide thy face from my sins." Ps. li. 9. (b) To withdraw favor from; to be displeased with.
Syn. -- To conceal; secrete; disguise; dissemble; screen; cloak; mask; veil. See Conceal.