1. The skin of an animal, either raw or dressed; generally applied to the undressed skins of the larger domestic animals, as oxen, horses, etc.

2. The human skin; so called in contempt. "O tiger's heart, wrapped in a woman's hide!" (Shak)

Origin: OE.hide, hude, AS. Hd; akin to D. Huid, OHG, ht, G. Haut, Icel. H, Dan. & Sw. Hud, L. Cutis, Gr.; and cf. Gr. Skin, hide, L. Scutum shield, and E. Sky.

(01 Mar 1998)

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