Definitions for bonnetˈbɒn ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bon•netˈbɒn ɪt(n.; v.)-net•ed, -net•ing.

  1. (n.)a hat, usu. tying under the chin and often framing the face, formerly much worn by women but now worn mostly by children.

    Category: Clothing

  2. any hat worn by women.

    Category: Clothing, Informal

  3. Scot. a man's or boy's cap.

    Category: Scottish

  4. any bonnetlike headdress.

    Category: Clothing

  5. a cowl, hood, or cap for stabilizing the draft in a fireplace or chimney.

    Category: Building Trades

  6. a covering for a valve stem.

    Category: Building Trades

  7. Brit. an automobile hood.

    Category: British

  8. a supplementary piece of canvas laced to the foot of a fore-and-aft sail.

  9. (v.t.)to put a bonnet on.

Origin of bonnet:

1375–1425; late ME bonet < MF; OF

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bonnet, poke bonnet(noun)

    a hat tied under the chin

  2. hood, bonnet, cowl, cowling(verb)

    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"

  3. bonnet(verb)

    dress in a bonnet

Wiktionary

  1. bonnet(Noun)

    A type of hat, once worn by women or children, held in place by ribbons tied under the chin.

  2. bonnet(Noun)

    A traditional Scottish woollen brimless cap; a bunnet.

  3. bonnet(Noun)

    The polishing head of a power buffer, often made of wool.

  4. bonnet(Noun)

    The hinged cover over the engine of a motor car; a hood.

  5. bonnet(Noun)

    A length of canvas attached to a fore-and-aft sail to increase the pulling power.

  6. Origin: From bonet, from bonet (Modern bonnet), from bonet, from *, from bundijan, from bhendh-. Compare also abbonis, obbonis, also of origin, from *, from * + *. Cognate with gibunt, bont, 033203300331033F033D03330339. More at over, bundle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bonnet(noun)

    a headdress for men and boys; a cap

  2. Bonnet(noun)

    a soft, elastic, very durable cap, made of thick, seamless woolen stuff, and worn by men in Scotland

  3. Bonnet(noun)

    a covering for the head, worn by women, usually protecting more or less the back and sides of the head, but no part of the forehead. The shape of the bonnet varies greatly at different times; formerly the front part projected, and spread outward, like the mouth of a funnel

  4. Bonnet(noun)

    anything resembling a bonnet in shape or use

  5. Bonnet(noun)

    a small defense work at a salient angle; or a part of a parapet elevated to screen the other part from enfilade fire

  6. Bonnet(noun)

    a metallic canopy, or projection, over an opening, as a fireplace, or a cowl or hood to increase the draught of a chimney, etc

  7. Bonnet(noun)

    a frame of wire netting over a locomotive chimney, to prevent escape of sparks

  8. Bonnet(noun)

    a roofing over the cage of a mine, to protect its occupants from objects falling down the shaft

  9. Bonnet(noun)

    in pumps, a metal covering for the openings in the valve chambers

  10. Bonnet(noun)

    an additional piece of canvas laced to the foot of a jib or foresail in moderate winds

  11. Bonnet(noun)

    the second stomach of a ruminating animal

  12. Bonnet(noun)

    an accomplice of a gambler, auctioneer, etc., who entices others to bet or to bid; a decoy

  13. Bonnet(verb)

    to take off the bonnet or cap as a mark of respect; to uncover

Freebase

  1. Bonnet

    Bonnet is a term for a wide variety of styles of headgear for both sexes, but most often female, which has been in use from the Middle Ages to the present. It is impossible to generalize as to the styles for which the word has been used, any more than for the alternatives of hat or cap, but there is for both sexes a tendency to use the word for styles in soft material and lacking a brim. However the term has also been used, for example, for steel helmets. This was from Scotland, where the term has long been especially popular. Bonnet derives from the same word in French, where it originally indicated a type of material. In the 21st century, only a few kinds of headgear are still referred to as bonnets, most commonly those worn by babies and Scottish soldiers.


Translations for bonnet

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

bonnet(noun)

(usually baby's or (old) woman's) head-dress fastened under the chin eg by strings.

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