Definition of Hood

1. Noun. An aggressive and violent young criminal.

Exact synonyms: Goon, Hoodlum, Punk, Strong-armer, Thug, Tough, Toughie
Specialized synonyms: Bully
Generic synonyms: Criminal, Crook, Felon, Malefactor, Outlaw
Derivative terms: Strong-arm, Strong-arm

2. Verb. Cover with a hood. "The bandits were hooded"
Generic synonyms: Cover

3. Noun. A protective covering that is part of a plant.
Exact synonyms: Cap
Group relationships: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Generic synonyms: Cover, Covering, Natural Covering

4. Noun. (slang) a neighborhood.
Language type: Argot, Cant, Jargon, Lingo, Patois, Slang, Vernacular
Generic synonyms: Neighborhood, Neighbourhood

5. Noun. A tubular attachment used to keep stray light out of the lens of a camera.
Exact synonyms: Lens Hood
Generic synonyms: Attachment
Group relationships: Camera, Photographic Camera, Camera, Television Camera, Tv Camera

6. Noun. (falconry) a leather covering for a hawk's head.
Generic synonyms: Covering
Category relationships: Falconry

7. Noun. Metal covering leading to a vent that exhausts smoke or fumes.
Exact synonyms: Exhaust Hood
Generic synonyms: Covering
Specialized synonyms: Range Hood

8. Noun. The folding roof of a carriage.
Specialized synonyms: Calash, Calash Top, Caleche
Generic synonyms: Roof

9. Noun. A headdress that protects the head and face.
Specialized synonyms: Calash, Caleche, Aventail, Camail, Ventail, Cowl
Generic synonyms: Headdress, Headgear

10. Noun. Protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine. "The mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"
Exact synonyms: Bonnet, Cowl, Cowling
Group relationships: Aeroplane, Airplane, Plane, Auto, Automobile, Car, Machine, Motorcar
Terms within: Hood Ornament
Generic synonyms: Protection, Protective Cover, Protective Covering
Derivative terms: Cowl, Cowl

11. Noun. (zoology) an expandable part or marking that resembles a hood on the head or neck of an animal.
Generic synonyms: External Body Part
Category relationships: Zoological Science, Zoology

Definition of Hood

1. n. State; condition.

2. v. t. To cover with a hood; to furnish with a hood or hood-shaped appendage.

Definition of Hood

1. Adjective. Relating to inner-city everyday life, both positive and negative aspects; especially people’s attachment to and love for their neighborhoods. ¹

2. Noun. A covering such as worn over one’s head. ¹

3. Noun. A distinctively coloured fold of material, representing a university degree. ¹

4. Noun. An enclosure that protects something, especially from above. ¹

5. Noun. (context: automotive) A soft top of a convertible car or carriage. ¹

6. Noun. (US automotive) The hinged cover over the engine of a motor vehicle. Also known as a bonnet in other countries. ¹

7. Noun. (slang) gangster, thug. Short for hoodlum. ¹

8. Noun. (U.K.) abbreviation for hoodie, in the sense of a person wearing such a garment. ¹

9. Noun. (slang) neighborhood. ¹

10. Noun. A metal covering that leads to a vent to suck away smoke or fumes. ¹

11. Verb. To cover something with a hood. ¹

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Definition of Hood

1. to furnish with a hood (a covering for the head) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Hood

1. 1. State; condition. "How could thou ween, through that disguised hood To hide thy state from being understood?" (Spenser) 2. A covering or garment for the head or the head and shoulders, often attached to the body garment; especially: A soft covering for the head, worn by women, which leaves only the face exposed. A part of a monk's outer garment, with which he covers his head; a cowl. "All hoods make not monks." . A like appendage to a cloak or loose overcoat, that may be drawn up over the head at pleasure. An ornamental fold at the back of an academic gown or ecclesiastical vestment; as, a master's hood. A covering for a horse's head. A covering for a hawk's head and eyes. 3. Anything resembling a hood in form or use; as: The top or head of a carriage. A chimney top, often contrived to secure a constant draught by turning with the wind. A projecting cover above a hearth, forming the upper part of the fireplace, and confining the smoke to the flue. The top of a pump. A covering for a mortar. A covering or porch for a companion hatch. 4. The endmost plank of a strake which reaches the stem or stern. Origin: OE. Hood, hod, AS. Hod; akin to D. Hoed hat, G. Hut, OHG. Huot, also to E. Hat, and prob. To E. Heed. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hood

hoo man
hood (current term)
hood latch
hood ornament
hood ornaments
hood rats
hood rich
hooded cloak
hooded coat
hooded crow
hooded crows
hooded ladies' tresses
hooded merganser
hooded pitcher plant

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