Robin Hood


noun

a legendary English outlaw of the 12th century, hero of many ballads, who robbed the rich to give to the poor: a popular model of courage, generosity and justice, as well as of skill in archery, he lived and presided over his band of followers chiefly in Sherwood Forest.

Definition for robin hood (2 of 2)

Hood

[ hoo d ]
/ hʊd /

noun

John Bell,1831–79, Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.
Raymond Math·ew·son [math-yoo-suh n] /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 (3430 meters).
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British Dictionary definitions for robin hood (1 of 4)

Robin Hood


noun

a legendary English outlaw of the reign of Richard I, who according to tradition lived in Sherwood Forest and robbed the rich to give to the poor

British Dictionary definitions for robin hood (2 of 4)

hood

1
/ (hʊd) /

noun

verb

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

Derived Forms

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 robin hood (3 of 4)

hood

2
/ (hʊd) /

noun

slang short for hoodlum (def. 1)

British Dictionary definitions for robin hood (4 of 4)

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)
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Culture definitions for robin hood (1 of 2)

Robin Hood


A legendary robber of the Middle Ages in England, who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. An excellent archer, he lived in Sherwood Forest with the fair Maid Marian, the stalwart Little John, the priest Friar Tuck, the musician Allan-a-Dale, and others who helped him rob rich landlords and thwart his chief enemy, the sheriff of Nottingham.

Culture definitions for robin hood (2 of 2)

Robin Hood


A character of English legend, the subject of many ballads (see also ballad) and stories since the fourteenth century. (See under “Mythology and Folklore.”)

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