What does hood mean?

Definitions for hood
hʊd, hudhood

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hood.

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"


  1. hood(Noun)

    A covering such as worn over one's 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 people's 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

  20. Origin: [shortened from hoodlum.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hood

    hood, n. a covering for the head: anything resembling such: a folding roof for a carriage: an ornamental fold at the back of an academic gown, and worn over it.—v.t. to cover with a hood: to blind.—adj. Hood′ed.—n. Hood′ie-crow, the hooded crow (Corvus cornix).—adj. Hood′less, having no hood.—ns. Hood′man, the person blindfolded in blindman's buff; Hood′man-blind (Shak.), blindman's buff. [A.S. hód; Dut. hoed, Ger. hut.]

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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hood in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of hood in a Sentence

  1. The Tribune:

    U Know U Be In Da Hood.

  2. Rickey Cole:

    He’s just been Jim Hood, the people's lawyer.

  3. Jerome Champagne:

    There is certainly an element of Robin Hood about it.

  4. Simone Thomas:

    There was nothing' hood' about him, he was a good kid and I don’t have him no more.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Say whatever you want, he didn't report his bank loans... And then he acts like Robin Hood. Say whatever you want..

Images & Illustrations of hood

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Translations for hood

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • قلنسوة, غطاء المحركArabic
  • капакBulgarian
  • caputxaCatalan, Valencian
  • kapuceCzech
  • hætteDanish
  • Schutzdach, abdecken, Haube, Abzug, überdecken, Motorhaube, Abzugshaube, Kapuze, Verdeck, bedecken, KappeGerman
  • κουκούλαGreek
  • kapuĉoEsperanto
  • capucha, bonete, cubierta, campana, capirote, pasamontañas, cofre, birrete, pasamontaña, capota, casco, capóSpanish
  • kapottEstonian
  • کاپشنPersian
  • kuomukatto, huppu, kuomu, suojus, konepelti, koppaFinnish
  • capuche, capote, capot, licence, hotteFrench
  • cochallScottish Gaelic
  • हुडHindi
  • motorháztető, kapucni, csuklya, tetőHungarian
  • վեղար, կապիշոնArmenian
  • vélarhlíf, húdd, hettaIcelandic
  • cappuccio della toga universitaria, nascondere, cofano, cappotta, quartiere, cappa, vicinato, schermo, cupola, cappuccio, incappucciare, soffiettoItalian
  • ボンネット, フードJapanese
  • კაპიშონიGeorgian
  • cucullusLatin
  • bonetMalay
  • capuchon, kap, beschermingskap, bedekken, motorkapDutch
  • hetteNorwegian
  • kaptur, maskaPolish
  • coifa, capota, capuz, capôPortuguese
  • башлы́к, капо́т, капюшо́нRussian
  • motorhuv, kapuschong, huva, luvaSwedish
  • motor kaputu, kaput, kapüşonTurkish
  • відло́га, капюшо́н, ка́птурUkrainian

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