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

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The 30-year-old rapper, wearing shorts and a hooded sweatshirt, can be seen grabbing one of the men by his shirt or shoulders and hurling him across the street. Christie D'zurilla, latimes.com, "With ASAP Rocky still jailed in Sweden, celebs rally for rapper’s release," 12 July 2019 The company said Friday that fiber made by its technology will debut in a limited run of recyclable, unisex hooded sweatshirts for Adidas by Stella McCartney. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, "These Sweatshirts Are Trash," 5 July 2019 One of the gunmen was wearing a green, hooded sweatshirt, Barberini said. Evan Sernoffsky, SFChronicle.com, "2 injured, suspects at large in shooting at Tanforan Mall in San Bruno," 2 July 2019 Zwibel said the thief was described as black, in his 20s or 30s, and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, khaki slacks and a fishing-style hat. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Man with gun robs Hillcrest bank, flees with cash," 28 June 2019 The woman was running in the area of Mill Creek Road about 8:30 p.m. when a teenager wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt assaulted her, police said. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, "Police look to talk to teen after Branford jogger attack," 27 June 2019 The carjacker is described as a man in his mid-20s with a slender build, wearing gray running pants, a gray hooded sweatshirt, black shoes and a black beanie. Indianapolis Star, "Carjacker steals Amazon delivery van with packages in Fishers, police say," 25 June 2019 They will be allowed to wear hats, hooded sweatshirts, fitted pants, midriff baring shirts, ripped jeans, tank tops and athletic attire, which were previously prohibited. Taylor Hartz, chicagotribune.com, "Ridgewood High School gives students more freedom with ’equitable’ dress code," 25 June 2019 Surveillance footage captured during the incident shows the suspect wearing a navy hooded sweatshirt and a mask obscuring part of his face. Jack Mccordick, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Racine police announce increased reward for suspect who shot an off-duty officer," 24 June 2019

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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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