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Definition of Hood


  1. State; condition.
  2. A covering or garment for the head or the head and shoulders, often attached to the body garment
  3. A soft covering for the head, worn by women, which leaves only the face exposed.
  4. A part of a monk's outer garment, with which he covers his head; a cowl.
  5. A like appendage to a cloak or loose overcoat, that may be drawn up over the head at pleasure.
  6. An ornamental fold at the back of an academic gown or ecclesiastical vestment; as, a master's hood.
  7. A covering for a horse's head.
  8. A covering for a hawk's head and eyes. See Illust. of Falcon.
  9. Anything resembling a hood in form or use
  10. The top or head of a carriage.
  11. A chimney top, often contrived to secure a constant draught by turning with the wind.
  12. A projecting cover above a hearth, forming the upper part of the fireplace, and confining the smoke to the flue.
  13. The top of a pump.
  14. A covering for a mortar.
  15. The hood-shaped upper petal of some flowers, as of monkshood; -- called also helmet.
  16. A covering or porch for a companion hatch.
  17. The endmost plank of a strake which reaches the stem or stern.
  18. To cover with a hood; to furnish with a hood or hood-shaped appendage.
  19. To cover; to hide; to blind.
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Hood Translations

hood in Dutch is straatschuimer, apache
hood in French is capuchon, couverture, capot
hood in German is Haube, Kapuze
hood in Italian is cuffia, cappuccio, cofano, cappotta
hood in Norwegian is kalesje, hette
hood in Portuguese is capa
hood in Swedish is huva, huv, motorhuv