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hooded

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adjective hood·ed \ˈhu̇-dəd\

Simple Definition of hooded

  • : having a hood : wearing a hood

  • of an animal : having a head that is colored or formed in a way that looks like a hood

  • —used to describe eyes that are half closed

Full Definition of hooded

  1. 1 :  having a hood

  2. 2 :  shaped like a hood <hooded spathes>

  3. 3 a :  having the head conspicuously different in color from the rest of the body <hooded bird> b :  having a crest on the head that suggests a hood <hooded seals> c :  having the skin at each side of the neck capable of expansion by movements of the ribs <a hooded cobra>

  4. 4 :  half-closed <hooded eyes>

hood·ed·ness noun

15th Century

First Known Use of hooded

15th century

Rhymes with hooded



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