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hat

noun \ ˈhat \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of hat

1 :a covering for the head usually having a shaped crown and brim
2 a :a distinctive head covering worn as a symbol of office
b :an office, position, or role assumed by or as if by the wearing of a special hat
  • wore many hats in her career

hatless

play \ˈhat-ləs\ adjective
under one's hat
:not disclosed
  • kept the news under his hat

Examples of hat in a Sentence

  1. in those days, no properly dressed person left home without a hat

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Origin and Etymology of hat

Middle English, from Old English hæt; akin to Old High German huot head covering — more at hood


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hat

verb

Definition of hat

hatted; hatting
transitive verb
:to furnish or provide with a hat
intransitive verb
:to make or supply hats

First Known Use of hat

15th century



HAT Defined for English Language Learners

hat

noun

Definition of hat for English Language Learners

  • : a covering for the head that often has a brim and a rounded or flat top


HAT Defined for Kids

hat

noun \ ˈhat \

Definition of hat for Students

:a covering for the head having a crown and usually a brim


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