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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hide \Hide\, n. [AS. h[imac]d, earlier h[imac]ged; prob. orig., land enough to support a family; cf. AS. h[imac]wan, h[imac]gan, members of a household, and E. hind a peasant.] (O. Eng. Law.) (a) An abode or dwelling. (b) A measure of land, common in Domesday Book and old English charters, the quantity of which is not well ascertained, but has been differently estimated at 80, 100, and 120 acres. [Written also hyde.] [1913 Webster]