Definitions for HOODhʊd, hud

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hood, hoodlum, goon, punk, thug, tough, toughie, strong-armer(noun)

    an aggressive and violent young criminal

  2. hood, cap(noun)

    a protective covering that is part of a plant

  3. hood(noun)

    (slang) a neighborhood

  4. hood, lens hood(noun)

    a tubular attachment used to keep stray light out of the lens of a camera

  5. hood(noun)

    (falconry) a leather covering for a hawk's head

  6. hood, exhaust hood(noun)

    metal covering leading to a vent that exhausts smoke or fumes

  7. hood(noun)

    the folding roof of a carriage

  8. hood(noun)

    a headdress that protects the head and face

  9. hood, bonnet, cowl, cowling(noun)

    protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine

    "there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars"; "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"

  10. hood(verb)

    (zoology) an expandable part or marking that resembles a hood on the head or neck of an animal

  11. hood(verb)

    cover with a hood

    "The bandits were hooded"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hood(noun)ʊd

    a part of a coat that covers your head

    Put your hood up.

  2. hoodʊd

    a cover that protects sth

    the hood of the car


  1. hood(Noun)

    A covering such as worn over oneu2019s head.

  2. hood(Noun)

    A distinctively coloured fold of material, representing a university degree.

  3. hood(Noun)

    An enclosure that protects something, especially from above.

  4. hood(Noun)

    A soft top of a convertible car or carriage.

  5. hood(Noun)

    The hinged cover over the engine of a motor vehicle. Also known as a bonnet in other countries.

  6. hood(Noun)

    gangster, thug. Short for hoodlum.

  7. hood(Noun)

    abbreviation for hoodie, in the sense of a person wearing such a garment.

  8. hood(Noun)


    What is goin' down in the hood?

  9. hood(Noun)

    A metal covering that leads to a vent to suck away smoke or fumes.

  10. hood(Verb)

    To cover something with a hood.

  11. hood(Adjective)

    Relating to inner-city everyday life, both positive and negative aspects; especially peopleu2019s attachment to and love for their neighborhoods.

  12. hood(Noun)


  13. hood(Noun)


  14. Origin: from hod, from hōdaz (compare / hoed, Hut), from Sarmato- *xauda 'hat' (compare xaoda, xaudā), from kadh- 'to cover'. More at hat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hood(noun)

    state; condition

  2. Hood(noun)

    a covering or garment for the head or the head and shoulders, often attached to the body garment

  3. Hood(noun)

    a soft covering for the head, worn by women, which leaves only the face exposed

  4. Hood(noun)

    a part of a monk's outer garment, with which he covers his head; a cowl

  5. Hood(noun)

    a like appendage to a cloak or loose overcoat, that may be drawn up over the head at pleasure

  6. Hood(noun)

    an ornamental fold at the back of an academic gown or ecclesiastical vestment; as, a master's hood

  7. Hood(noun)

    a covering for a horse's head

  8. Hood(noun)

    a covering for a hawk's head and eyes. See Illust. of Falcon

  9. Hood(noun)

    anything resembling a hood in form or use

  10. Hood(noun)

    the top or head of a carriage

  11. Hood(noun)

    a chimney top, often contrived to secure a constant draught by turning with the wind

  12. Hood(noun)

    a projecting cover above a hearth, forming the upper part of the fireplace, and confining the smoke to the flue

  13. Hood(noun)

    the top of a pump

  14. Hood(noun)

    a covering for a mortar

  15. Hood(noun)

    the hood-shaped upper petal of some flowers, as of monkshood; -- called also helmet

  16. Hood(noun)

    a covering or porch for a companion hatch

  17. Hood(noun)

    the endmost plank of a strake which reaches the stem or stern

  18. Hood(verb)

    to cover with a hood; to furnish with a hood or hood-shaped appendage

  19. Hood(verb)

    to cover; to hide; to blind


  1. Hood

    Hood is a UK-based band from Leeds, that formed in 1991. The band consists of brothers Chris and Richard Adams, and friends.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Hood

    A tin hood placed over an arc-lamp. Such hoods are often truncated cones in shape, with the small end upwards. They reflect a certain amount of light besides protecting the lamp to some extent from rain.

Translations for HOOD

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a usually loose covering for the whole head, often attached to a coat, cloak etc

The monk pulled his hood over his head.

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