Definitions for: Hood

[n] protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
[n] protective covering consisting of a hinged metal part that covers the engine
[n] a headdress that protects the head and face
[n] the folding roof of a carriage
[n] metal covering leading to a vent that exhausts smoke or fumes
[n] an aggressive and violent young criminal
[v] cover with a hood; "The bandits were hooded"

Webster (1913) Definition: -hood [OE. hod, had, hed, hede, etc., person, rank,
order, condition, AS. h[=a]d; akin to OS. h[=e]d, OHG. heit,
G. -heit, D. -heid, Goth. haidus manner; cf. Skr. k[=e]tu
brightness, cit to appear, be noticeable, notice. [root]217.
Cf. -head.]
A termination denoting state, condition, quality, character,
totality, as in manhood, childhood, knighthood, brotherhood.
Sometimes it is written, chiefly in obsolete words, in the
form -head.

Hood, n. [OE. hood, hod, AS. h[=o]d; akin to D. hoed hat,
G. hut, OHG. huot, also to E. hat, and prob. to E. heed.
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.''
(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
(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, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hooded; p. pr. & vb. n.
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.'' --Shak.

Hooding end (Shipbuilding), the end of a hood where it
enters the rabbet in the stem post or stern post.

Synonyms: bonnet, cowl, cowling, exhaust hood, goon, hoodlum, punk, strong-armer, thug, tough, toughie

See Also: aeroplane, airplane, auto, automobile, aventail, calash, calash top, caleche, camail, car, cover, covering, criminal, crook, felon, headdress, headgear, hood ornament, machine, malefactor, motorcar, outlaw, plane, protection, protective cover, protective covering, range hood, roof, ventail

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