Origin of hooded
- 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.
Origin of hood1
Examples from the Web for hooded
Contemporary Examples of hooded
In other instances, naked detainees were hooded and dragged up and down corridors while subject to physical abuse.The Most Gruesome Moments in the CIA ‘Torture Report’
Shane Harris, Tim Mak
December 9, 2014
He was kept in total darkness, kept cold, had music blasted at him and was shackled and hooded.Inside the CIA’s Sadistic Dungeon
December 9, 2014
She went as calm as a hooded falcon after he covered her head with the sheet.He Faces Jail for Rescuing Baby Eagles
November 2, 2014
You can now find her hooded image on cars, necklaces, votive candles, tattoos, and altars across Mexico and the United States.America’s Fastest Growing Death Holiday Is From Mexico
November 1, 2014
They can only be grateful to be equipped and trained with full body hazmat suits complete with hooded face masks.Ebola Nurses Are As Brave As Soldiers
October 17, 2014
Historical Examples of hooded
Mechanically she took from the wardrobe a hooded cloak, put it about her, and left the room.In the Valley
Fire rays fall athwart the robes Of hooded men, squat and dumb.War is Kind
Two ladies passed them at that moment, cloaked and hooded, walking briskly.Mistress Wilding
Venus of the Brine comes forth, In her hooded mantle's fluff.Enamels and Cameos and other Poems
She had hooded her head as he commanded, and it became her as he had foreseen.Little Novels of Italy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
- covered with, having, or shaped like a hood
- (of eyes) having heavy eyelids that appear to be half closed
- 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
Word Origin for hood
- slang short for hoodlum (def. 1)
- 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)
"covering," Old English hod "hood," from Proto-Germanic *hodaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian hod "hood," Middle Dutch hoet, Dutch hoed "hat," Old High German huot "helmet, hat," German Hut "hat," Old Frisian hode "guard, protection"), from PIE *kadh- "cover" (see hat).
Modern spelling is early 1400s to indicate a "long" vowel, which is no longer pronounced as such. Meaning "removable cover for an automobile engine" attested by 1905. Little Red Riding Hood (1729) translates Charles Perrault's Petit Chaperon Rouge ("Contes du Temps Passé" 1697).
"gangster," 1930, American English, shortened form of hoodlum.
"to put a hood on," c.1200, from hood (n.1). Related: Hooded; hooding.
shortened form of neighborhood, by 1987, U.S. black slang.