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hat

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noun \ˈhat\

Definition of hat

  1. 1 :  a covering for the head usually having a shaped crown and brim

  2. 2a :  a distinctive head covering worn as a symbol of officeb :  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

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of hat

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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hat

verb

Definition of hat

hatted

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hatting

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to furnish or provide with a hat

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to make or supply hats

15th Century

First Known Use of hat

15th century



HAT Defined for English Language Learners

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hat

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noun \ˈhat\

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

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noun \ˈhat\

Definition of hat for Students

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



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