from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A loose pliable covering for the head and neck, often attached to a robe or jacket.
- n. An ornamental draping of cloth hung from the shoulders of an academic or ecclesiastical robe.
- n. A sack placed over the head of a falcon to keep it quiet.
- n. A metal cover or cowl for a hearth or stove.
- n. A carriage top.
- n. The hinged metal lid over the engine of a motor vehicle.
- n. Zoology An expanded part, crest, or marking on or near the head of an animal.
- transitive v. To supply or cover with a hood.
- n. Slang A hoodlum; a thug.
- n. Slang A rowdy or violent young person.
- n. Slang A neighborhood, usually in the inner city.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Relating to inner-city everyday life, both positive and negative aspects; especially people’s attachment to and love for their neighborhoods.
- n. A covering such as worn over one’s head.
- n. A distinctively coloured fold of material, representing a university degree.
- n. An enclosure that protects something, especially from above.
- n. A soft top of a convertible car or carriage.
- n. The hinged cover over the engine of a motor vehicle. Also known as a bonnet in other countries.
- n. gangster, thug. Short for hoodlum.
- n. abbreviation for hoodie, in the sense of a person wearing such a garment.
- n. neighborhood.
- n. A metal covering that leads to a vent to suck away smoke or fumes.
- v. To cover something with a hood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. State; condition.
- n. A covering or garment for the head or the head and shoulders, often attached to the body garment.
- n. A soft covering for the head, worn by women, which leaves only the face exposed.
- n. A part of a monk's outer garment, with which he covers his head; a cowl.
- n. A like appendage to a cloak or loose overcoat, that may be drawn up over the head at pleasure.
- n. An ornamental fold at the back of an academic gown or ecclesiastical vestment.
- n. A covering for a horse's head.
- n. A covering for a hawk's head and eyes. See Illust. of Falcon.
- n. Anything resembling a hood in form or use.
- n. The top or head of a carriage.
- n. A chimney top, often contrived to secure a constant draught by turning with the wind.
- n. A projecting cover above a hearth, forming the upper part of the fireplace, and confining the smoke to the flue.
- n. The top of a pump.
- n. A covering for a mortar.
- n. The hood-shaped upper petal of some flowers, as of monkshood; -- called also helmet.
- n. A covering or porch for a companion hatch.
- n. The endmost plank of a strake which reaches the stem or stern.
- transitive v. To cover with a hood; to furnish with a hood or hood-shaped appendage.
- transitive v. To cover; to hide; to blind.
- n. Same as hoodlum.
- n. Same as neighborhood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A covering for the head, of soft or flexible material, as cloth, leather, or chain-mail (in a suit of armor), usually extending over the back of the neck and sometimes the shoulders, and often attached to a garment worn about the body: as, the hood of a monk; the hood of an academic gown. See also cut under camail.
- n. In falconry, a covering for the entire head of a hawk.
- n. A cover of a carriage for the protection of its occupants, made so that it can be folded or turned back, or removed.
- n. Something that resembles a hood in form, position, or use, as the upper petal or sepal of certain flowers, a chimney-cowl, etc.; specifically, in zoology, a conformation of parts or an arrangement of color on or about the head, like or likened to a hood. See phrases under hooded.
- n. The hooded seal, Cystophora cristata.
- n. In ship-building, the foremost and aftermost planks of a ship's bottom, both inside and outside.
- To cover the head of with a hood; furnish with a hood: as, to hood a falcon; to hood a chimney.
- Hence To cover; hide; blind.
- A suffix denoting ‘state, quality, character,’ as in childhood, boyhood, manhood, maidenhood, fatherhood, brotherhood, sisterhood, knighthood, priesthood, Godhood, etc.
- n. The rise in the quarter-deck which gives more head-room to the cabin.
- n. A covering over a hatchway to protect the openingfrom the weather.
- n. A projecting shelter-like canopy over an outer door, usually carried by corbels or brackets. See hoodmold.
- n. A similar projecting member over a hearth, intended to direct the smoke inward toward the flue.
- n. In modern ventilation, a projection above a range or furnace, intended to carry off the smell of cooking or noxious gases.
- n. In chemical laboratories, a fixed appliance consisting of an inclosed and covered space within which offensive gases or vapors may be evolved and carried off by a connected flue without escaping into the room. It is usually provided with a sliding or hinged door in front for the introduction and removal of apparatus.
- n. A curved cover for a machine or for any part of one.
- n. The cover for a blacksmith's forge.
- n. In electricity, a protecting cover, also sometimes serving as a reflector, placed over an are-lamp.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an aggressive and violent young criminal
- n. (falconry) a leather covering for a hawk's head
- v. cover with a hood
- n. a tubular attachment used to keep stray light out of the lens of a camera
- n. a protective covering that is part of a plant
- n. the folding roof of a carriage
- n. protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
- n. metal covering leading to a vent that exhausts smoke or fumes
- n. (zoology) an expandable part or marking that resembles a hood on the head or neck of an animal
- n. a headdress that protects the head and face
- n. (slang) a neighborhood
Middle English hod, from Old English hōd.
Short for hoodlum.
African American Vernacular English, short for neighborhood.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, from Old English hōd, from Proto-Germanic *hōdaz (compare West Frisian/Dutch hoed, German Hut), from Sarmato-Scythian *xauda 'hat' (compare Avestan xaoda, Old Persian xaudā), from Proto-Indo-European *kadh- 'to cover'. More at hat. (Wiktionary)