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noun
a shaped covering for the head, usually with a crown and brim, especially for wear outdoors.
Roman Catholic Church.
  1. the distinctive head covering of a cardinal.
  2. the office or dignity of a cardinal.Compare red hat.
verb (used with object), hat·ted, hat·ting.
to provide with a hat; put a hat on.
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Idioms about hat

Origin of hat

before 900; Middle English; Old English hætt; cognate with Old Norse hǫttr hood; akin to hood1

OTHER WORDS FROM hat

hatless, adjectivehat·less·ness, nounhatlike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hat

hat
/ (hæt) /

noun
verb hats, hatting or hatted
(tr) to supply (a person, etc) with a hat or put a hat on (someone)

Derived forms of hat

hatless, adjectivehatlike, adjective

Word Origin for hat

Old English hætt; related to Old Norse höttr cap, Latin cassis helmet; see hood 1
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