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hood

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[ hood ]
/ hʊd /
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noun
verb (used with object)
to furnish with a hood.
to cover with or as if with a hood.
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Origin of hood

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before 900; 1925–30, Americanismfor def. 3; Middle English hode,Old English hōd; cognate with Old Frisian hōde,Dutch hoed,German Huthat

OTHER WORDS FROM hood

hoodless, adjectivehoodlike, adjective

Other definitions for hood (2 of 5)

hood2
[ hood, hood ]
/ hʊd, hud /

noun Slang.
a hoodlum.

Origin of hood

2
First recorded in 1925–30; by shortening

Other definitions for hood (3 of 5)

'hood

or hood

[ hood ]
/ hʊd /

noun Slang.
a neighborhood, especially an urban neighborhood inhabited predominantly by African Americans of low socioeconomic status: It’s hard for these kids to break the cycle of poverty and get out of the 'hood.

Origin of 'hood

First recorded in 1965–70; African American Vernacular English; by shortening

Other definitions for hood (4 of 5)

Hood
[ hood ]
/ hʊd /

noun
John Bell, 1831–79, Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.
Raymond Math·ew·son [math-yoo-suhn], /ˈmæθ yu sən/, 1881–1934, U.S. architect.
Robin. Robin Hood.
Thomas, 1799–1845, English poet and humorist.
Mount, a volcanic peak in N Oregon, in the Cascade Range. 11,253 feet (3,430 meters).

Other definitions for hood (5 of 5)

-hood

a native English suffix denoting state, condition, character, nature, etc., or a body of persons of a particular character or class, formerly used in the formation of nouns: childhood; likelihood; knighthood; priesthood.

Origin of -hood

Middle English -hode, -hod,Old English -hād (cognate with German -heit), special use of hād condition, state, order, quality, rank
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British Dictionary definitions for hood (1 of 5)

hood1
/ (hʊd) /

noun
verb
(tr) to cover or provide with or as if with a hood

Derived forms of hood

hoodless, adjectivehoodlike, adjective

Word Origin for hood

Old English hōd; related to Old High German huot hat, Middle Dutch hoet, Latin cassis helmet; see hat

British Dictionary definitions for hood (2 of 5)

hood2
/ (hʊd) /

noun
slang short for hoodlum (def. 1)

British Dictionary definitions for hood (3 of 5)

'hood
/ (hʊd) /

noun
slang, mainly US short for neighbourhood

British Dictionary definitions for hood (4 of 5)

Hood
/ (hʊd) /

noun
Robin See Robin Hood
Samuel, 1st Viscount. 1724–1816, British admiral. He fought successfully against the French during the American Revolution and the French Revolutionary Wars
Thomas. 1799–1845, British poet and humorist: his work includes protest poetry, such as The Song of the Shirt (1843) and The Bridge of Sighs (1844)

British Dictionary definitions for hood (5 of 5)

-hood

suffix forming nouns
indicating state or condition of beingmanhood; adulthood
indicating a body of personsknighthood; priesthood

Word Origin for -hood

Old English -hād
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