hood: Meaning and Definition of
- 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, esp. in shape, as certain petals or sepals.
- the hinged, movable part of an automobile body covering the engine.
- the roof of a carriage.
- a metal cover or canopy for a stove, ventilator, etc.
- 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.
Pronunciation: (hood, hd), [key]
— n. Slang.
- a hoodlum.
- 1831–79, Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.
- 1881–1934, U.S. architect.
- 1799–1845, English poet and humorist.
- a volcanic peak in N Oregon, in the Cascade Range. 11,253 ft. (3430 m).
- 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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