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hood1

[hoo d] /hʊd/
noun
1.
a soft or flexible covering for the head and neck, either separate or attached to a cloak, coat, or the like.
2.
something resembling or suggesting such a covering, especially in shape, as certain petals or sepals.
3.
the hinged, movable part of an automobile body covering the engine.
4.
British. the roof of a carriage.
5.
a metal cover or canopy for a stove, ventilator, etc.
6.
Falconry. a cover for the entire head of a hawk, used when the bird is not in pursuit of game.
7.
an ornamental ruffle or fold on the back of the shoulders of an academic gown, jurist's robe, etc.
8.
a crest or band of color on the head of certain birds and animals.
verb (used with object)
9.
to furnish with a hood.
10.
to cover with or as if with a hood.
Origin
900
before 900; 1925-30, Americanism for def 3; Middle English hode, Old English hōd; cognate with Old Frisian hōde, Dutch hoed, German Hut hat
Related forms
hoodless, adjective
hoodlike, adjective

hood2

[hoo d, hood] /hʊd, hud/
noun, Slang.
1.
a hoodlum.
Origin
1925-30; by shortening

'hood

[hoo d] /hʊd/
noun
1.
Slang. neighborhood.
Origin
1985-90; by shortening

Hood

[hoo d] /hʊd/
noun
1.
John Bell, 1831–79, Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.
2.
Raymond Mathewson
[math-yoo-suh n] /ˈmæθ yu sən/ (Show IPA),
1881–1934, U.S. architect.
3.
Robin, Robin Hood.
4.
Thomas, 1799–1845, English poet and humorist.
5.
Mount, a volcanic peak in N Oregon, in the Cascade Range. 11,253 feet (3430 meters).

-hood

1.
a native English suffix denoting state, condition, character, nature, etc., or a body of persons of a particular character or class, formerly used in the formation of nouns: childhood; likelihood; knighthood; priesthood .
Origin
Middle English -hode, -hod, Old English -hād (cognate with German -heit), special use of hād condition, state, order, quality, rank
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Examples from the web for hood
  • As you might know from book three, little red riding hood was insane.
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  • An updated version of the air grabber hood was introduced this year.
British Dictionary definitions for hood

hood1

/hʊd/
noun
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 (sense 3)
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
verb
8.
(transitive) to cover or provide with or as if with a hood
Derived Forms
hoodless, adjective
hoodlike, adjective
Word Origin
Old English hōd; related to Old High German huot hat, Middle Dutch hoet, Latin cassis helmet; see hat

hood2

/hʊd/
noun
1.
(slang) short for hoodlum (sense 1)

Hood

/hʊd/
noun
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)

'hood

/hʊd/
noun
1.
(slang, mainly US) short for neighbourhood

-hood

suffix
1.
indicating state or condition of being: manhood, adulthood
2.
indicating a body of persons: knighthood, priesthood
Word Origin
Old English -hād
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Word Origin and History for hood
n.

"covering," Old English hod "hood," from Proto-Germanic *hodaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian hod "hood," Middle Dutch hoet, Dutch hoed "hat," Old High German huot "helmet, hat," German Hut "hat," Old Frisian 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. Meaning "removable cover for an automobile engine" attested by 1905. Little Red Riding Hood (1729) translates Charles Perrault's Petit Chaperon Rouge ("Contes du Temps Passé" 1697).

"gangster," 1930, American English, shortened form of hoodlum.

shortened form of neighborhood, by 1987, U.S. black slang.

v.

"to put a hood on," c.1200, from hood (n.1). Related: Hooded; hooding.

-hood

word-forming element meaning "state or condition of being," from Old English -had "condition, position," cognate with German -heit, Dutch -heid, all from Proto-Germanic *haidus "manner, quality," literally "bright appearance," from PIE (s)kai- (1) "bright, shining." Originally a free-standing word (see hade); in Modern English it survives only in this suffix.

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Slang definitions & phrases for hood

hood 1

modifier

: has been in the hood hierarchy for decades

noun

hoodlum: those St Louis hoods/ the procession of hoods on the witness stand (1930+)


hood 2

noun

Neighborhood •First associated with black Los Angeles neighborhoods: Who know the defendant from the 'hood. It's part of the job (mid1980s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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hood in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for hood

hood

neighborhood
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hood in the Bible

(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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