a soft or flexible covering for the head and neck, either separate or attached to a cloak, coat, or the like.
something resembling or suggesting such a covering, especially in shape, as certain petals or sepals.
the hinged, movable part of an automobile body covering the engine.
British. the roof of a carriage.
a metal cover or canopy for a stove, ventilator, etc.
Falconry. a cover for the entire head of a hawk, used when the bird is not in pursuit of game.
an ornamental ruffle or fold on the back of the shoulders of an academic gown, jurist's robe, etc.
a crest or band of color on the head of certain birds and animals.
to furnish with a hood.
to cover with or as if with a hood.
- hoodless, adjective
- hoodlike, adjective
Other definitions for hood (2 of 5)
Other definitions for 'hood (3 of 5)
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.
Other definitions for Hood (4 of 5)
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)
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.
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How to use hood in a sentence
Micah is 10 years old and he had a coat geared to the season, a Patagonia winter jacket with a hood.The Wildly Peaceful, Human, Almost Boring, Ultimately Great New York City Protests for Eric Garner | Mike Barnicle | December 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As McSpadden wailed in grief, Head climbed on the hood of the car to console her.The Baptism of Michael Brown Sr. and Ferguson’s Baptism by Fire | Justin Glawe | November 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They should put dude down in the hood and let him get what he deserves.
Was there a brief window where I relished it, where it proved something about the passage of teenager-hood to manhood?Leo, the Beard Has to Go: When a Man’s Facial Hair Reaches Crisis Point | Tim Teeman | September 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But it is clear why they consider him some Robin hood and others considered him the devil.Gangster in Paradise: Benicio Del Toro Is Pablo Escobar | Alex Suskind | September 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The strains of the syren at last woke her uncle, and brought back Miss hood, who suggested that it was late.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
She wore a little red hood, and looked wistfully after Davy as the shop went out of sight.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
Robin hood stared at him for a moment with a puzzled expression, and then walked into his little shop, and Davy turned away.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
Jefferson Davis disguised himself in the hood, shawl, and dress of his wife in 1865.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
No, there was nothing to worry about as long as that relentless hunter of criminals known as the Black hood kept off their tail.
British Dictionary definitions for hood (1 of 5)
a loose head covering either attached to a cloak or coat or made as a separate garment
something resembling this in shape or use
the US and Canadian name for bonnet (def. 3)
the folding roof of a convertible car
a hoodlike garment worn over an academic gown, indicating its wearer's degree and university
falconry a close-fitting cover, placed over the head and eyes of a falcon to keep it quiet when not hunting
biology a structure or marking, such as the fold of skin on the head of a cobra, that covers or appears to cover the head or some similar part
(tr) to cover or provide with or as if with a hood
- hoodless, adjective
- hoodlike, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for hood (2 of 5)
slang short for hoodlum (def. 1)
British Dictionary definitions for 'hood (3 of 5)
slang, mainly US short for neighbourhood
British Dictionary definitions for Hood (4 of 5)
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)
indicating state or condition of being: manhood; adulthood
indicating a body of persons: knighthood; priesthood
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