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]
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