Hidebound to High

(Hide"bound`) a.

1. Having the skin adhering so closely to the ribs and back as not to be easily loosened or raised; — said of an animal.

2. (Hort.) Having the bark so close and constricting that it impedes the growth; — said of trees. Bacon.

3. Untractable; bigoted; obstinately and blindly or stupidly conservative. Milton. Carlyle.

4. Niggardly; penurious. [Obs.] Quarles.

(Hid"e*ous) a. [OE. hidous, OF. hidous, hidos, hidus, hisdos, hisdous, F. hideux: cf. OF. hide, hisde, fright; of uncertain origin; cf. OHG. egidi horror, or L. hispidosus, for hispidus rough, bristly, E. hispid.]

1. Frightful, shocking, or offensive to the eyes; dreadful to behold; as, a hideous monster; hideous looks. "A piteous and hideous spectacle." Macaulay.

2. Distressing or offensive to the ear; exciting terror or dismay; as, a hideous noise. "Hideous cries." Shak.

3. Hateful; shocking. "Sure, you have some hideous matter to deliver." Shak.

Syn. — Frightful; ghastly; grim; grisly; horrid; dreadful; terrible.

Hid"e*ous*ly, adv.Hid"e*ous*ness, n.

(Hid"er) n. One who hides or conceals.

(Hid"ing), n. The act of hiding or concealing, or of withholding from view or knowledge; concealment.

There was the hiding of his power.
Hab. iii. 4.

(Hid"ing), n. A flogging. [Colloq.] Charles Reade.

(Hie) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hying.] [OE. hien, hihen, highen, AS. higian to hasten, strive; cf. L. ciere to put in motion, call upon, rouse, Gr. to go, E. cite.] To hasten; to go in haste; — also often with the reciprocal pronoun. [Rare, except in poetry] "My husband hies him home." Shak.

The youth, returning to his mistress, hies.

(Hie), n. Haste; diligence. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Hi"ems) n. [L.] Winter. Shak.

(||Hi"e*ra*pi"cra) n. [NL., fr. Gr. sacred + bitter.] (med.) A warming cathartic medicine, made of aloes and canella bark. Dunglison.

(Hi"er*arch) n. [LL. hierarcha, Gr. "iero`s sacred (akin to Skr. ishiras vigorous, fresh, blooming) + leader, ruler, fr. to lead, rule: cf. F. hiérarque.] One who has high and controlling authority in sacred things; the chief of a sacred order; as, princely hierarchs. Milton.

(Hi"er*arch`al Hi`er*arch"ic) a. Pertaining to a hierarch. "The great hierarchal standard." Milton.

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