Robin Hood

Robin Hood

a legendary English outlaw of the 12th century, hero of many ballads, who robbed the rich to give to the poor: a popular model of courage, generosity and justice, as well as of skill in archery, he lived and presided over his band of followers chiefly in Sherwood Forest. Unabridged


John Bell, 1831–79, Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.
Raymond Mathewson [math-yoo-suhn] , 1881–1934, U.S. architect.
Robin, Robin Hood.
Thomas, 1799–1845, English poet and humorist.
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hood1 (hʊd)
1.  a loose head covering either attached to a cloak or coat or made as a separate garment
2.  something resembling this in shape or use
3.  the US and Canadian name for bonnet
4.  the folding roof of a convertible car
5.  a hoodlike garment worn over an academic gown, indicating its wearer's degree and university
6.  falconry a close-fitting cover, placed over the head and eyes of a falcon to keep it quiet when not hunting
7.  biology a structure or marking, such as the fold of skin on the head of a cobra, that covers or appears to cover the head or some similar part
8.  (tr) to cover or provide with or as if with a hood
[Old English hōd; related to Old High German huot hat, Middle Dutch hoet, Latin cassis helmet; see hat]

hood2 (hʊd)
slang short for hoodlum

Hood (hʊd)
1.  Robin See Robin Hood
2.  Samuel, 1st Viscount. 1724--1816, British admiral. He fought successfully against the French during the American Revolution and the French Revolutionary Wars
3.  Thomas. 1799--1845, British poet and humorist: his work includes protest poetry, such as The Song of the Shirt (1843) and The Bridge of Sighs (1844)

Robin Hood
a legendary English outlaw of the reign of Richard I, who according to tradition lived in Sherwood Forest and robbed the rich to give to the poor

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Word Origin & History

"covering," O.E. hod, from P.Gmc. *khodaz (cf. O.Fris. hod, M.Du. hoet, Ger. Hut "hat," O.Fris. hode "guard, protection"), from PIE *kadh- "cover" (see hat). Modern spelling is early 1400s to indicate a "long" vowel, which is no longer pronounced as such. Little Red Riding Hood
(1729) translates Charles Perrault's Petit Chaperon Rouge ("Contes du Temps" 1697).

"gangster," 1930, Amer.Eng., shortened form of hoodlum. As a shortened form of neighborhood it began 1980s in Los Angeles black slang.
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Robin Hood definition

A legendary robber of the Middle Ages in England, who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. An excellent archer, he lived in Sherwood Forest with the fair Maid Marian, the stalwart Little John, the priest Friar Tuck, the musician Allan-a-Dale, and others who helped him rob rich landlords and thwart his chief enemy, the sheriff of Nottingham.

Robin Hood definition

A character of English legend, the subject of many ballads and stories since the fourteenth century. (See under “Mythology and Folklore.”)

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Slang Dictionary

hood definition

  1. n.
    a hoodlum. : A couple of hoods hassled us on the street.
  2. n.
    the neighborhood; the ghetto; any neighborhood. : Back in the hood, Bob's considered an important guy.
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Hood definition

(Heb. tsaniph) a tiara round the head (Isa. 3:23; R.V., pl., "turbans"). Rendered "diadem," Job 29:14; high priest's "mitre," Zech. 3:5; "royal diadem," Isa. 62:3.

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