hood·​ed | \ ˈhu̇-dəd How to pronounce hooded (audio) \

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

Examples of hooded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moments later, the gunman, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and mask, is seen walking up to the house and firing up to eight shots from the bottom of the front stoop before running away. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 9 June 2021 The suspect was wearing a blue zip-up hooded sweatshirt during the shooting as well as gray cargo sweatpants, light gray New Balance sneakers, an analog wristwatch and had blue gloves and a face mask. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 7 June 2021 Using a fitter form with sizes, favorite colors and preferences, volunteers bought shirts, pants or shorts, a hooded sweatshirt, socks and underwear selected especially for each student. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 May 2021 May 17, a woman, 40, reported that a male wearing a hooded sweatshirt and jeans entered her car while it was parked in her driveway. cleveland, 27 May 2021 Another was said to be about 6 feet tall, 130 pounds and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants. Suzanne Baker, chicagotribune.com, 25 May 2021 Over the weekend, a fan posted a photo on Twitter of Jones wearing a Cowboys hooded sweatshirt. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, 24 May 2021 Instead, intelligence agents seized, hooded and shackled him and flew him to Afghanistan. New York Times, 17 May 2021 The surgical process lifts smaller or hooded eyes to create a more prominent eyelid crease, essentially giving the patient larger eyes. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, 14 Apr. 2021

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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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15 Jun 2021

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“Hooded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hooded. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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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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