bonnet

[bon-it]
noun
1.
a hat, usually tying under the chin and often framing the face, formerly much worn by women but now worn mostly by children.
2.
Informal. any hat worn by women.
3.
Chiefly Scot. a man's or boy's cap.
4.
a bonnetlike headdress: an Indian war bonnet.
5.
any of various hoods, covers, or protective devices.
6.
a cowl, hood, or wind cap for a fireplace or chimney, to stabilize the draft.
7.
the part of a valve casing through which the stem passes and that forms a guide and seal for the stem.
8.
a chamber at the top of a hot-air furnace from which the leaders emerge.
9.
Chiefly British. an automobile hood.
10.
Nautical. a supplementary piece of canvas laced to the foot of a fore-and-aft sail, especially a jib, in light winds.
verb (used with object)
11.
to put a bonnet on.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English bonet < Middle French; Old French bonet material from which hats are made, perhaps < Old Low Franconian *bunni something bound (< Germanic *bund-, noun derivative of *bind- bind; cf. bundle), with -et -et; compare Late Latin abonnis, obbonis ribbon forming part of a headdress < Germanic, with a prefix corresponding to Middle High German obe- above

bonnetless, adjective
bonnetlike, adjective
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Bonnet

[baw-ne]
noun
Georges [zhawrzh] , 1889–1973, French statesman.
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bonnet (ˈbɒnɪt)
 
n
1.  any of various hats worn, esp formerly, by women and girls, usually framing the face and tied with ribbons under the chin
2.  Also called: bunnet
 a.  a soft cloth cap
 b.  formerly, a flat brimless cap worn by men
3.  the hinged metal part of a motor vehicle body that provides access to the engine, or to the luggage space in a rear-engined vehicle
4.  a cowl on a chimney
5.  nautical a piece of sail laced to the foot of a foresail to give it greater area in light winds
6.  (in the US and Canada) a headdress of feathers worn by some tribes of American Indians, esp formerly as a sign of war
 
[C14: from Old French bonet, from Medieval Latin abonnis, of unknown origin]

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bonnet
late 14c., Scottish bonat "brimless hat for men," from O.Fr., short for chapel de bonet, from bonet (12c., Mod.Fr. bonnet) "kind of cloth used as a headdress," from M.L. bonitum "material for hats," perhaps aphetic of L.L. abonnis "a kind of cap" (7c.), perhaps from a Germanic source
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Bonnet   (bô-ně')  Pronunciation Key 
Swiss naturalist who discovered parthenogenesis when he observed that aphid eggs could develop without fertilization. Bonnet was also one of the first scientists to study photosynthesis.
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Bonnet definition


(Heb. peer), Ex. 39:28 (R.V., "head-tires"); Ezek. 44:18 (R.V., "tires"), denotes properly a turban worn by priests, and in Isa. 3:20 (R.V., "head-tires") a head-dress or tiara worn by females. The Hebrew word so rendered literally means an ornament, as in Isa. 61:10 (R.V., "garland"), and in Ezek. 24:17, 23 "tire" (R.V., "head-tire"). It consisted of a piece of cloth twisted about the head. In Ex. 28:40; 29:9 it is the translation of a different Hebrew word (migba'ah), which denotes the turban (R.V., "head-tire") of the common priest as distinguished from the mitre of the high priest. (See MITRE.)

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bonnet

see bee in one's bonnet.

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The main part of the valve consists of the valve body and bonnet.
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