Hiding (also called abscondence or concealment) is obscuring something from view or rendering it inconspicuous.

Hiding may also refer to:

  • Hiding Out, a 1987 movie starring Jon Cryer.
  • "A Figure in Hiding", Volume 16 in the original Hardy Boys book series.
  • In computer science:
    • Information hiding, in computer science, the hiding of design decisions in a computer program that are most likely to change.
    • The hiding of inherited methods in object-oriented programming
  • In British and New Zealand slang a "hiding" may refer to a sound beating. Come here Rangi, I am gonna give you such a hiding

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  • hiding — Ⅰ. hiding [1] ► NOUN 1) a physical beating. 2) informal a severe defeat. ● be on a hiding to nothing Cf. ↑be on a hiding to nothing ORIGIN from HIDE …   English terms dictionary

  • Hiding — Hid ing, n. The act of hiding or concealing, or of withholding from view or knowledge; concealment. [1913 Webster] There was the hiding of his power. Hab. iii. 4. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hiding — hiding1 [hīd′iŋ] n. [ME huydinge] 1. a) the act of one that hides b) the condition of being hidden: usually in the phrase in hiding 2. a place to hide hiding2 [hīd′iŋ] n …   English World dictionary

  • Hiding — Hid ing, n. A flogging. [Colloq.] Charles Reade. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hiding — index concealment, disguise, nonappearance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hiding — UK [ˈhaɪdɪŋ] / US noun Word forms hiding : singular hiding plural hidings 1) [uncountable] a situation in which someone hides, or changes their name or appearance, so that no one will recognize or find them The frightened family lived in hiding… …   English dictionary

  • hiding — [[t]ha͟ɪdɪŋ[/t]] hidings 1) N UNCOUNT: prep N If someone is in hiding, they have secretly gone somewhere where they cannot be seen or found. Gray is thought to be in hiding near the France/Italy border... Hundreds of people are said to have gone… …   English dictionary

  • hiding — n. 1) to go into hiding 2) to come out of hiding 3) in hiding * * * [ haɪdɪŋ] in hiding to come out of hiding to go into hiding …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hiding — noun VERB + HIDING ▪ go into ▪ He had gone into hiding just after war broke out. ▪ come out of ▪ After the car had passed by they came out of hiding. PREPOSITION …   Collocations dictionary

  • hiding — hid|ing [ˈhaıdıŋ] n 1.) [U] when someone stays somewhere in secret, especially because they have done something illegal or are in danger be in/go into/come out of hiding ▪ He went into hiding in 1973. 2.) [singular] spoken informal a) a severe… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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