hood·​ed | \ ˈhu̇-dəd \

Definition of hooded

1 : having a hood
2 : shaped like a hood hooded spathes
3a : 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 : half-closed hooded eyes

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Other Words from hooded

hoodedness noun

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The video showed 13-year-old Marquel Brumley bundled up in a hooded coat, sluggish and slumped in his seat. Lindsey Bever, chicagotribune.com, "Doctors said to let a teen's sinus infection 'run its course,' family says. Weeks later, he died.," 16 Mar. 2018 The video showed 13-year-old Marquel Brumley bundled up in a hooded coat, sluggish and slumped in his seat. Lindsey Bever, BostonGlobe.com, "Doctors said to let a teen’s sinus infection ‘run its course,’ family says. Weeks later, he died.," 16 Mar. 2018 There, she was pictured wearing a għonnella or faldetta, a traditional hooded headdress and shawl. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Recently-Surfaced Photos from Malta Prove She Was Destined to Be Royal," 30 Nov. 2018 Officials said about 1,200 masked and hooded protesters took to the streets, swarming local shops, smashing windows and even torching a McDonald’s near Austerlitz station. Fox News, "Violent Paris May Day protests leaves cars torched, McDonald's smashed; more than 100 arrested," 2 Oct. 2018 Ring-necked ducks, buffleheads and hooded mergansers arrive for the winter. Houston Chronicle, "Top birding spots around Texas," 10 May 2018 Around 1,200 hooded and masked anarchists took part in the riot, police told the BBC. Laignee Barron, Time, "200 Arrested in Paris After Rioters Hijacked a Peaceful May Day Rally," 3 May 2018 He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, a baseball cap and a scarf. Hannah Rodriguez, The Seattle Times, "Police investigating two reports of sexual assault in Seattle area," 19 Oct. 2018 The jacket in question is a hooded puffer jacket from TnA for Aritzia. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Wore a Red Puffer Jacket From Artizia," 18 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of hooded

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hooded was in the 15th century

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English Language Learners 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

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