What does helmet mean?

Definitions for helmet
ˈhɛl mɪthel·met

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. helmet(noun)

    armor plate that protects the head

  2. helmet(noun)

    a protective headgear made of hard material to resist blows


  1. helmet(Noun)

    A protective head covering.

  2. Origin: From healmet, helmet, an diminutive of elme (Modern French heaume). The Old French is itself from the helm. English since the 15th century, gradually displacing helm as the generic word.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Helmet(noun)

    a defensive covering for the head. See Casque, Headpiece, Morion, Sallet, and Illust. of Beaver

  2. Helmet(noun)

    the representation of a helmet over shields or coats of arms, denoting gradations of rank by modifications of form

  3. Helmet(noun)

    a helmet-shaped hat, made of cork, felt, metal, or other suitable material, worn as part of the uniform of soldiers, firemen, etc., also worn in hot countries as a protection from the heat of the sun

  4. Helmet(noun)

    that which resembles a helmet in form, position, etc

  5. Helmet(noun)

    the upper part of a retort

  6. Helmet(noun)

    the hood-formed upper sepal or petal of some flowers, as of the monkshood or the snapdragon

  7. Helmet(noun)

    a naked shield or protuberance on the top or fore part of the head of a bird

  8. Origin: [OF. helmet, a dim of helme, F. heaume; of Teutonic origin; cf. G. helm, akin to AS. & OS. helm, D. helm, helmet, Icel. hjlmr, Sw. hjelm, Dan. hielm, Goth. hilms; and prob. from the root of AS. helan to hide, to hele; cf. also Lith. szalmas, Russ. shleme, Skr. arman protection. 17. Cf. Hele, Hell, Helm a helmet.]


  1. Helmet

    A helmet is a form of protective gear worn on the head to protect it from injuries. Ceremonial or symbolic helmets without protective function are sometimes used. The oldest known use of helmets was by Assyrian soldiers in 900BC, who wore thick leather or bronze helmets to protect the head from blunt object and sword blows and arrow strikes in combat. Soldiers still wear helmets, now often made from lightweight plastic materials. In civilian life, helmets are used for recreational activities and sports; dangerous work activities; and transportation. Since the 1990s, most helmets are made from resin or plastic, which may be reinforced with fibers such as aramids. The word helmet is diminutive from helm, Medieval word for combat protective headgear. The Medieval great helm covers the whole head and often is accompanied with camail protecting throat and neck as well. Originally a helmet was a helm which covered the head only partly.

Editors Contribution

  1. Helmet

    A form of headgear you wear on your head.

    Helmets are used in Sport, Space, Motorsport, Cycling and in many other situations.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on May 14, 2015

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of helmet in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of helmet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of helmet in a Sentence

  1. Japanese Proverb:

    After victory, tighten your helmet chord.

  2. Lyndon Baines Johnson:

    Gerry Ford is a nice guy, but he played too much football with his helmet off.

  3. Jennifer Frankford:

    If it wasn’t for the boots and the gun and the helmet, we wouldn’t have all the freedoms we have.

  4. Al Joersz:

    You figured out a way to do it by turning your head and the helmet and using the mic to scratch your nose.

  5. Moshe Dayan:

    We are a generation that settles the land, and without the steel helmet and the cannon's fire we will not be able to plant a tree and build a home.

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