Definitions for 'hoodhʊd

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hoodhʊd(n.; v.)hood•ed, hood•ing.

  1. (n.)a soft or flexible covering for the head and neck, either separate or attached to a cloak, coat, etc.

    Category: Clothing

  2. something resembling this, esp. in shape, as certain petals or sepals.

    Category: Botany

  3. the hinged movable part of an automobile body covering the engine.

    Category: Automotive

  4. a metal canopy for a stove, ventilator, etc.

  5. a cover for the entire head of a falcon, used when the bird is not pursuing game.

    Category: Sport

  6. an ornamental ruffle or fold on the back of the shoulders of an academic gown, jurist's robe, etc.

  7. a hoodlike crest, band of color or fold of skin on the head of certain birds and animals.

    Category: Zoology

  8. (v.t.)to furnish with a hood.

  9. to cover with or as if with a hood.

Origin of hood:

bef. 900; ME hode, OE hōd, c. OFris hōd, MD hoet, OHG huot

hood*hʊd, hud(n.)

  1. a hoodlum.

    Category: Status (usage)

* Slang..

Origin of hood:

1925–30; by shortening


  1. a neighborhood, esp. one in the inner city (usu. prec. by the).

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of 'hood:

1965–70; by shortening


  1. John Bell, 1831–79, Confederate general.

    Category: Biography

  2. Raymond Mathewson, 1881–1934, U.S. architect.

    Category: Biography

  3. Robin,

    Category: Biography

    Ref: Robin Hood.

  4. Thomas, 1799–1845, English poet and humorist.

    Category: Biography

  5. Mount, a volcanic peak in N Oregon, in the Cascade Range. 11,253 ft. (3430 m).

    Category: Geography (places)


  1. a noun suffix denoting condition, character, etc., or a body of persons of a particular character or class:

    childhood; priesthood.

    Category: Affix

Origin of -hood:

ME -hode, -hod, OE -hād, as independent n.: condition, quality, rank; c. OS hēd, OHG heit state, ON heithr honor, Go haidus manner


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