John Bell Hood


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.
a volcanic peak in N Oregon, in the Cascade Range. 11,253 feet (3430 meters). Unabridged
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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)

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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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Bible Dictionary

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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john bell hood

Confederate officer known as a fighting general during the American Civil War, whose vigorous defense of Atlanta failed to stem the advance of Gen. William T. Sherman's superior Federal forces through Georgia in late 1864.

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