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Webster 1913 Edition


Hood

Hood

,
Noun.
[OE.
hood
,
hod
, AS.
hōd
; akin to D.
hoed
hat, G.
hut
, OHG.
huot
, also to E.
hat
, and prob. to E.
heed
. √13.]
1.
State; condition.
[Obs.]
How could thou ween, through that disguised
hood

To hide thy state from being understood?
Spenser.
2.
A covering or garment for the head or the head and shoulders, often attached to the body garment
; especially:
(a)
A soft covering for the head, worn by women, which leaves only the face exposed.
(b)
A part of a monk’s outer garment, with which he covers his head; a cowl.
“All hoods make not monks.”
Shak.
(c)
A like appendage to a cloak or loose overcoat, that may be drawn up over the head at pleasure.
(d)
An ornamental fold at the back of an academic gown or ecclesiastical vestment;
as, a master's
hood
.
(e)
A covering for a horse's head.
(f)
(Falconry)
A covering for a hawk's head and eyes. See Illust. of
Falcon
.
3.
Anything resembling a hood in form or use
; as:
(a)
The top or head of a carriage.
(b)
A chimney top, often contrived to secure a constant draught by turning with the wind.
(c)
A projecting cover above a hearth, forming the upper part of the fireplace, and confining the smoke to the flue.
(d)
The top of a pump.
(e)
(Ord.)
A covering for a mortar.
(f)
(Bot.)
The hood-shaped upper petal of some flowers, as of monkshood; – called also
helmet
.
Gray.
(g)
(Naut.)
A covering or porch for a companion hatch.
4.
(Shipbuilding)
The endmost plank of a strake which reaches the stem or stern.

Hood

(hoŏd)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Hooded
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Hooding
.]
1.
To cover with a hood; to furnish with a hood or hood-shaped appendage.
The friar
hooded
, and the monarch crowned.
Pope.
2.
To cover; to hide; to blind.
While grace is saying, I'll
hood
mine eyes
Thus with my hat, and sigh and say, “Amen.”
Shakespeare
Hooding end
(Shipbuilding)
,
the end of a hood where it enters the rabbet in the stem post or stern post.

Webster 1828 Edition


Hood

HOOD.

[L. fraternitas.]
HOOD, n.
1.
A covering for the head used by females, and deeper than a bonnet.
2.
A covering for the head and shoulders used by monks; a cowl.
3.
A covering for a hawk's head or eyes; used in falconry.
4.
Any thing to be drawn over the head to cover it.
5.
An ornamental fold that hangs down the back of a graduate to mark his degree.
6.
A low wooden porch over the ladder which leads to the steerage of a ship; the upper part of a galley-chimney; the cover of a pump.
HOOD, v.t. To dress in a hood or cowl; to put on a hood.
The friar hooded, and the monarch crowned.
1.
To cover; to blind.
I'll hood my eyes.
2.
To cover.
And hood the flames.

Definition 2022


Hood

Hood

See also: hood, -hood, and 'hood

English

Proper noun

Hood

  1. A surname.

German Low German

Etymology

From Middle Low German hôt, from Old Saxon hōd, from Proto-Germanic *hōdaz. More at hood.

Noun

Hood m (plural Hoden)

  1. hood; hat

Derived terms

  • Hoodje

hood

hood

See also: Hood, -hood, and 'hood

English

Noun

hood (plural hoods)

  1. A covering such as worn over one’s head.
  2. A distinctively coloured fold of material, representing a university degree.
  3. An enclosure that protects something, especially from above.
  4. (automotive) A soft top of a convertible car or carriage.
  5. (US, automotive) The hinged cover over the engine of a motor vehicle: known as a bonnet in other countries.
  6. A metal covering that leads to a vent to suck away smoke or fumes.
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Verb

hood (third-person singular simple present hoods, present participle hooding, simple past and past participle hooded)

  1. To cover something with a hood.
Translations

Etymology 2

Clipping of hoodlum.

Noun

hood (plural hoods)

  1. (slang) gangster, thug.
Translations

Etymology 3

Clipping of neighborhood; compare nabe.

Alternative forms

Adjective

hood (not comparable)

  1. Relating to inner-city everyday life, both positive and negative aspects; especially people’s attachment to and love for their neighborhoods.
Translations

Noun

hood (plural hoods)

  1. (slang) neighborhood.
    What’s goin’ down in the hood?
Usage notes

Particularly used for poor US inner-city black neighborhoods. Also used more generally, as a casual neutral term for “neighborhood”, but marked by strong associations.

Synonyms
Translations

Etymology 4

Clipping of hoodie, influenced by existing sense “hoodlum”.

Noun

hood (plural hoods)

  1. (Britain) person wearing a hoodie.

Manx

Pronoun

hood (emphatic form hoods)

  1. (informal) 2nd person singular of hug
    to you

Middle English

Noun

hood (plural hoods)

  1. hood (part of a garment)

Descendants


North Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian hâved.

Noun

hood n (plural hööd)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) (anatomy) head
    at hood sködle
    to shake one's head