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hood

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noun \ˈhu̇d\

Definition of hood

  1. 1 a (1) :  a flexible covering for the head and neck (2) :  a protective covering for the head and face b :  a covering for a hawk's head and eyes c :  a covering for a horse's head; also :  blinder

  2. 2 a :  an ornamental scarf worn over an academic gown that indicates by its color the wearer's college or university b :  a color marking or crest on the head of an animal or an expansion of the head that suggests a hood

  3. 3 a :  something resembling a hood in form or use b :  a cover for parts of mechanisms; specifically :  the movable metal covering over the engine of an automobile c chiefly British :  a top cover over the passenger section of a vehicle usually designed to be folded back d :  an enclosure or canopy provided with a draft for carrying off fumes, sprays, smokes, or dusts e :  a covering for an opening (as a companion hatch) on a boat

hood

transitive verb

hoodlike

play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of hood

Middle English, from Old English hōd; akin to Old High German huot head covering, huota guard


First Known Use: before 12th century


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hood

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noun \ˈhu̇d, ˈhüd\

Definition of hood

  1. :  hoodlum

hoody

play \ˈhu̇-dē, ˈhü-\ adjective

1880

First Known Use of hood

1880


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hood

noun \ˈhu̇d\

Definition of hood

  1. :  a neighborhood and especially an inner-city neighborhood; also :  inner city

Variants of hood

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'hood

\ˈhu̇d\

Origin and Etymology of hood

short for neighborhood


First Known Use: 1967


Hood

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biographical name \ˈhu̇d\

Definition of Hood

  1. John Bell 1831–1879 Am. Confed. gen.


Hood

biographical name

Definition of Hood

  1. Samuel 1724–1816 1st Viscount Hood British admiral


Hood

biographical name

Definition of Hood

  1. Thomas 1799–1845 Eng. poet


-hood

noun suffix

Definition of -hood

  1. 1 :  state :  condition :  quality :  character <widowerhood> <hardihood>

  2. 2 :  time :  period <childhood>

  3. 3 :  instance of a (specified) state or quality <falsehood>

  4. 4 :  individuals sharing a (specified) state or character <brotherhood>

Origin and Etymology of -hood

Middle English -hod, from Old English -hād; akin to Old High German -heit state, Gothic haidus way, manner



HOOD Defined for English Language Learners


-hood

noun suffix

Definition of -hood for English Language Learners

  • : state : condition : quality

  • : people sharing a condition or character


HOOD Defined for Kids

hood

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noun \ˈhu̇d\

Definition of hood for Students

  1. 1 :  a covering for the head and neck and sometimes the face

  2. 2 :  the movable covering for an automobile engine

  3. 3 :  a cover that is used especially to protect or shield something <a lens hood>

hooded

\ˈhu̇-dəd\ adjective <a hooded jacket>

-hood

noun suffix \ˌhu̇d\

Definition of -hood for Students

  1. 1 :  state :  condition :  quality :  nature <childhood> <likelihood>

  2. 2 :  instance of a specified state or quality <falsehood>

  3. 3 :  individuals sharing a specified state or character <manhood>



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