hooded

adjective hood·ed \ ˈhu̇-dəd \

Definition of hooded

1 :having a hood
2 :shaped like a hood
  • hooded spathes
3 a :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

hoodedness

noun

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First Known Use of hooded

15th century


HOODED Defined for English Language Learners

hooded

adjective

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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