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 birdb : having a crest on the head that suggests a hood hooded sealsc : 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
Recent Examples of hooded from the Web
With Frank away at an elitist men’s retreat, complete with ritualistic fake human sacrifice and hooded bird costumes, Claire is running the show in Washington and gearing up for the Ohio revote.
The thieves wearing hooded jackets rushed into the store.
A woman told police that two men – one wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and mask and the other a black hoodie and mask – walked into her store.
Requests for merchandise were made by fans and the squad responded with decals, T-shirts, hats, hooded sweatshirts and jerseys.
The Sheriff's Office is now issuing full-body protective gear, including a hooded suit, boots, gloves, a mask and eyewear, which shift supervisors can provide to deputies who want to give themselves extra protection when handling an overdose.
Two hooded Hamas executioners manned the scaffolding.
The second robber wore a black hooded rain jacket, police said.
The game, as has been widely reported, features a fictional football team called The Assassins, whose mascot is a hooded, knife-wielding figure.
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First Known Use of hooded
HOODED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hooded for English Language Learners
: 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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