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hooded

[hoo d-id] /ˈhʊd ɪd/
adjective
1.
having, or covered with, a hood:
a hooded jacket.
3.
Zoology. having on the head a hoodlike formation, crest, arrangement of colors, or the like.
4.
Botany, cucullate.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English hodid. See hood1, -ed3
Related forms
hoodedness, noun

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
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
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Examples from the web for hooded
  • Well a small number of hooded protesters did rally in support of the song.
  • She had turned her face away, the rough cheek blotched as if it had borne a slap, the gaze hooded and set low.
  • The fanny pack had been left in the room's safe, replaced by a hooded windbreaker tied around her waist in case of bad weather.
  • hooded kids race around him on bikes, with wheels on fire.
  • His baleful, half-hooded eyes peered out from behind tortoiseshell frames.
  • He has hooded brown eyes, a large aquiline nose, and a strong jaw.
  • In his eyes, glazed and hooded as they are, a job is something you do to fill the hours until your next drink.
  • The de-saturated colors create an instant emotional climate of hooded intentions, muffled instincts.
  • Angelina awaited her cue, a hooded parka concealing the glamour that would soon emerge.
  • The village items range from and an anorak jacket and down vest to hooded sweatshirts and polos.
British Dictionary definitions for hooded

hooded

/ˈhʊdɪd/
adjective
1.
covered with, having, or shaped like a hood
2.
(of eyes) having heavy eyelids that appear to be half closed

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)
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Word Origin and History for hooded

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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for hooded

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+)


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Related Abbreviations for hooded

hood

neighborhood
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hooded 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.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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